Once upon a time, I, like my father, would criticize everything about a story, whether it be a book or tv show or movie. Does everything line up, or are there loops needing to be closed? Plot holes! We've got plot holes here! Are the characters relatable? Was it executed well both in writing and… Continue reading Critiquing Stories
Generalized, short, spoiler-free review: My first words when the movie ended were: "I don't know how I feel about this right now." I had to mull it over for the past 24 hours, and the following is the conclusion I came to. I generally go into movies not expecting a whole lot, especially if they're… Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX
When I was eight years old, my maternal grandmother gave me a typewriter and taught me how to type on it. Both of my grandmothers worked at Arizona State University back in the day. Anyway, g-ma Ethel was my first typing instructor and what she taught me that day stayed with me until my freshman… Continue reading Once Upon a Writer
Today, June 13th, I reached Level 50 in this biological game of Life. As a punk from the 80s, I didn't think I'd make it this far*, and twenty years ago, I nearly took my own life. I certainly didn't think I'd be alone and childless in this journey, but here I am, doing my… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Demigod – Year 50
...and no, I'm not just talking about the year 2018, though that year alone has felt like a decade. Recently, I was reminded that I'd be turning 50 in six months. I'm not sure how to feel about it. I think I'm okay with it. I mean, I'm not feeling the great freak out coming… Continue reading It’s Been a Long Decade
From half the bad or not-so-great reviews I've seen, I expected Bird Box to be far worse than what I just watched, and perhaps that's the reason I enjoyed it. I usually go into movies not expecting much anyway, which is why I thoroughly enjoyed Aquaman...plus, y'know, Jason Momoa...because years ago I followed the hype… Continue reading Bird Box: I Understand the Title Now
So I got to do this last night and figured since I haven't written any kind of review or anything else in ages, I'd tell you my thoughts. You may or may not like the movie. Depends on where you're at in life, I suppose, but I thoroughly enjoyed the fuck out of it and… Continue reading Aquaman: A Brief Review
Yield: 12 Prep: 5-10 minutes Cook: 15-20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: Cooking spray 12 slices of ham 1 c. shredded cheese 12 large eggs 1 c. milk (if making scrambled/omelet cups; almond milk, etc., can be used as a dairy substitute) kosher salt freshly ground black pepper chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, if… Continue reading Ham & Cheese Egg Bites
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a terrible blogger. I try to stick to a schedule, with each day of the week bringing something different, but I either run out of material or Life decides to dump everything on me at once, leaving me in a frenzy of putting out fires and cleaning… Continue reading Generally Speaking . . .
Yeah, I know. I've basically vanished from cyberspace like Egypt during protests. I thought last semester was tough with all the reading and writing I had to do for two literature classes.