Mr. Williams Knocks It Out of the Park Again

During my senior year in high school back in 1988, I paid the criminal price of $19.95 for a hardback book from DAW publishing. The tale of a young kitchen scullion who would become a king. I became immediately enamored with the characters and setting and history of a...

The Magnificent Masters of Florence

Without much fanfare—at least that I noticed—an 8-episode series started on NetFlix in December 2016. Medici: Masters of Florence, starring Game of Thrones alumni Richard Madden, is a historical period drama. It follows the beginnings of the Medici influence over...

I Love Movies on the Big Screen

One of the things that I most look forward to when life starts to more resemble normalcy is my almost-weekly trip to the movie theater. I love sitting in the reclining chair with one leg draped off the side and a small tub of popcorn sitting on the swing-over table....

I Miss Snow

We have not received much snow here in Arkansas over the last half-decade, and that saddens me. Perhaps I am odd. I love the snow. Winter is my favorite season. Cold gives me energy, making me laugh and want to play outside like I’m still a little boy. This...

Escapism at Its Best

It has been a while since I posted here on my blog. My apologies. With the chaos swirling around our world the past couple of months, I got swept up into the current and floundered a bit. Since the world seemed to be going mad, I retreated to what I did during those...

Kill Them with Kindness

More often than it doesn’t, it pays to be nice. In my years of travel and the experiences that I have enjoyed, I have noticed that one of the places it is most often difficult to be nice in is at the airport. Rushing from one gate to the next, delayed flights,...