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...

Hard Learner

When I was much younger, I would stick it to the “Man.” To say that I am not the brightest tool in the drawer would be an understatment. Seems in my youthfully ignorant days, I refused to pay property taxes. As such, I would be pulled over for having...

Childhood Houses

I counted it up once, and by the time I reached my teenage years, I had at least nine different mailing addresses. The joys of being a military brat, growing up all over the world. And I wouldn’t change it for the anything. I lived in motels, camping trailers,...