Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison)

2018-05-12T11:04:06+00:00

It was late December 2007 and I was driving home from work listening to the radio. There is an indie station that plays Christmas music by alternative bands with alternative takes on the holiday and that is the only type of Christmas music I listen to because yeah, I’m [...]

Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison) 2018-05-12T11:04:06+00:00

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

2018-01-01T20:44:52+00:00

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017 2018-01-01T20:44:52+00:00

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time 2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol 2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00

A Nation of Immigrants & Refugees: A Call for Kindness

2017-02-11T12:34:52+00:00

Editor's Note: I originality wrote this back in 2015 I thought it could use a re-post.   My great-great-grandfather came here from Ireland. He did so to escape famine, civil war and oppression. He left everything he knew – family, friends and culture - to come to America and create [...]

A Nation of Immigrants & Refugees: A Call for Kindness 2017-02-11T12:34:52+00:00

Because It’s Fun: A Lesson Learned in 2016

2017-01-02T21:16:08+00:00

2016 was not a good year. I could mention the abundance of celebrity deaths or the uncivil election or the discouraging decisions in Europe as the reasons for the awfulness of the year. Or on a smaller scale there were financial issues, work related shakeups and arguments I don’t care [...]

Because It’s Fun: A Lesson Learned in 2016 2017-01-02T21:16:08+00:00

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

2016-12-12T22:36:15+00:00

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular [...]

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling 2016-12-12T22:36:15+00:00
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