2017 was bad. Let’s not pretend otherwise. At least globally. And nationally. And possibly even locally. But, personally, it could have been worse. I remain, somehow, in full employment. My family moved from an apartment with what seemed like a family of tap-dancing rhinos above us to a house with a yard that the dogs… Continue reading Best of 2017
I have too many books. There: I said it. I used to be a voracious reader of books, but now I am…less so. The decline set in around the time I started being paid to read academic text for a living. It broke me. If you’ve read unedited academic papers, you’ll know what I mean.… Continue reading The To-Read Pile
Horror is an interesting genre. It covers a multitude of movies, from cheap home-made efforts to Oscar winners like Silence of the Lambs. The longer I thought about it, the less idea I had about what exactly counted as “horror.” Sure, there were the obvious – Halloween, American Werewolf in London, Wolf Creek, The Flintstones… Continue reading #FridayNightFright 2017
“You’re a hurricane virgin,” a friend of mine texted…and it’s true. This was my first hurricane. I was lucky enough to be experiencing Hurricane Harvey from relative safety: on a second-floor apartment in Austin, well away from the dangers more evident on the coast and in Houston. So, we watched, like everyone, our weather apps,… Continue reading On #Harvey: Mundane hurricane stories
Every one of these chairs has this sign on it. Apparently people like to re–enact the ending of Dead Poets Society in Half-Price Books in Austin. Keep that kind of thing to the privacy of your own homes, people.
So, it turns out that once you start making new phrases out of movie titles like this, a visit to the movies becomes a major let-down if you can’t find a pairing that works. Life is cruel.
I don’t know if you know, but there’s movie review sites out there specifically for Christian parents. It tells fellow concerned Christian parents about the current releases, paying special attention to issues specific to their target audience: is there, you know, any “funny stuff”? Any pre-marital hanky-panky? Do any of the characters take the Lord’s… Continue reading Million Dollar Idea #1: A movie-review site for dog owners