Hello and welcome to my new blog. I tried this last year with the name The Front Row Chicago, which I had based on Richard Brody's excellent blog for The New Yorker, The Front Row. I blogged for a couple months but eventually but the site on indefinite hiatus because I just couldn't keep up with it. I would be writing a post and suddenly realize that two hours had gone by and I could have been seeing a movie instead of writing about movies, and so I just got frustrated and put the whole endeavor aside. I still like the idea of having a place to share my thoughts about movies, besides Facebook, so I'm trying a new, more casual approach: Obis Orbis. The Latin orbis means orb or orbit or "the world," so this blog will just concern things that concern me, and I will attempt to regularly update it with short, informal posts and only occasionally post lengthier critiques. So, we'll see what happens. Happy 2012. I hope you'll return and read my posts and comment on them. Thanks for checking out my new blog!