Ideas & Excuses2020-10-11T09:27:54-06:00


Ideas & Excuses

A Merry Little Alternative Xmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, that’s a given. People seem to enjoy the colored lights, the slowly dying tree in the living room, and the glitter. Oh, and the gifts. People seem to really like the gifts. But did you know there is also a different side to Christmas? Ways to celebrate Christmas that are unusual? And some people – get this – don’t even celebrate Christmas at all! I

By |November 30th, 2022|Announcements, Ideas & Opinions, Xmas|

Collected Edition Episodes You Should Check Out

The Collected Edition is a comic book podcast hosted by Paul Matthew Carr and Brian Reese. These are some recent episodes we think you will enjoy. Collected Edition: Episode 87: Bone We talk about the classic, brilliant, iconic, beautiful, glorious, and wonderful comic BONE. We like this one, can you tell? This is a comic that is a vaudevillian comedy, a Disneyesque cartoon, and an

By |October 19th, 2022|Announcements, Collected Edition|

Halloween: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

October has arrived - the most wonderful time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the smell of pumpkin pie surrounds us. It’s time to wear flannel as you walk a corn maze then curl up by a fire as the sun goes down early. A time to eat caramel apples, drink apple cider, and…well anything apple-related really. And the gourds - my god, so many gourds.

By |October 1st, 2022|Announcements, Halloween, Ideas & Opinions|

The Blood Elevator: Its Meaning & Symbolism

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 hard to explain. I’ve often wondered why this is. The scene itself only lasts twenty-six seconds.  Danny, a young boy, stares in a mirror and

Story Graphs by Kurt Vonnegut

I had the privilege of hearing Kurt Vonnegut speak once toward the end of his life. I was overwhelmed by is humor and humanity. He was a unique and brilliant individual. The video below showcases that humor, so take 5 minutes to be thoroughly entertained. Who knows, it could cure a case of writer's block as well.

By |May 12th, 2022|Creativity, Ideas & Excuses|

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