Road Trip through Memphis

When starting in Northwest Arkansas, getting to Memphis is not the hard part. The most arduous part of our journey was getting across the Mississippi River. When the I-40 bridge over the Father of Waters is closed midday on a Friday, the experience put into context...

Today Hasn’t Sucked

Have you ever had a bad day? What are some of the things that happen that make us say to ourselves: This day could have gone a lot better if only this hadn’t happened? I have written in a journal for much of my life. In other words, I have a lot of notebooks and logs...

Shh. A Quiet Place 2

The poster to a great follow-up to the incredible first movie. Not only did the first movie have an incredible story and amazing imagery, the second followed close in its footsteps without suffering through a sophomore slump. Other than a slight drag of a brief three...

An Otherworldly Experience

I got to see a full solar eclipse. The journey ended being an adventure in itself. If you have never had the opportunity to witness the astronomical phenomena, I suggest you add it to your bucket list. When I learned the August 2017 solar eclipse would sweep across...

Chaos Walking: Critics Are Wrong

[POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS] When I first saw the trailer for the movie Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, I was intrigued. Definitely wanted to see it. The concept of something making it impossible to keep secrets by broadcasting your thoughts...

You Had Me at Post-Apocalyptic

Apparently I have read a few dystopian or post-apocalyptic books this year. Maybe it comes with the experience of being a child of the eighties. I remember watching the ABC television movie The Day After when I was 12. I remember watching The Road Warrior at a...

The Month of May in Reading

This year I wanted to change my reading around a little. I wanted to expand the range of what it was I read and was entertained by. As a result, I decided to attempt one classic, one non-ficiton, and one book by an author I’ve not read before each month. Here...

Another Jason Statham Vehicle

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67212645 I have liked Jason Statham since first seeing him in Ghosts of Mars. Not a great movie. Not a terrible one. But there was something about Statham’s performance that appealed to me. The very...

I Really Was My Grandma’s Favorite

Seriously. I know nearly every child thinks they are Grandma’s favorite grandchild. When my wife and I first met, she told me this on the way out for her to meet my maternal grandmother. During the ride out there, I looked over at her and told her with all the...

An Essay: On A Canticle for Leibowitz

I took the book—published back in 1959—from my shelf on April Fool’s Day because I wanted to fulfill my requirement of reading at least one classic each month. More the fool I because I did not realize that I would be reading prophecy. Little did I know that it holds...