Like “Snakes on a Plane,” “the white hell of Piz Palü” has become a bit of a stock phrase around here, indicating the dangers of letting me administer the Netflix queue all by myself. Directed in 1929 by Dr. Arnold Franck, the father of the mountain film, and G.W. Pabst, this Alpine adventure stars Leni Riefenstahl as one of the many people who climb up the mountain and get into trouble. Some awesome avalanche footage, a lot of ice, majestic peaks, etc. Somebody’s wife falls into a glacier and freezes over.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.