The Occasional Movie Review

It’s a holiday weekend, and I’m trying to see if I can catch up on some couch time… It’s a given that sequels are rarely up to the task when it comes to matching up to their predecessor. The reasons why are a mystery–the same cast, same writers, director, etc. should all add up to […]

The Occasional Movie Review

Allow me to do some level setting before I get into the heart of this review: I did not read comic books as a kid. I wasn’t ever a big fan of superheroes. I don’t know the backstory on all of them, nor have I learned about any of the strong storylines for the characters over […]

The Struggle Is Real

It’s been about 15 months since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I knew it was coming because, let’s face it, we’ve all been informed of the risk factors and you can check them all off with me, so I know it was pretty much self inflicted. But that isn’t an excuse. But diabetes […]

The Occasional Movie Review

Indie films are hit-or-miss: sometimes, these limited-release movies are true gems. Sometimes, they’re just a waste of time. Hello, My Name Is Doris is one of those gems, for several reasons: Sally Field is amazing in this movie, the story and script is spot on, and the ending is brilliant. Doris is an eccentric, shy, […]

The Re-Re-Re-Re-Reboot

What used to be.

I haven’t blogged here since last October. I’ve learned my lesson…This time. The last redesign took me forever, and I taught myself a lot about how WordPress works (that’s the back end software that drives this site), which was a great thing, and kind of fun. I had a vision for what I wanted my […]

The Occasional Movie Review – The Intern

As I get older, I’m finding that I really appreciate movies that are well thought out, well written, well acted, and put together all of those pieces to feel effortless. By that, I mean that you can sit down and watch a movie and not feel challenged by it, not feel overwhelmed by it, but […]

An Unnatural Excitement

During the bi-weekly Costco hunt-and-gather, I came across that innocuous little plastic clamshell box up there. And giddily, I grabbed it from the refrigerated case it was sitting in, and plunked it down in my cart with the meat and fish I’d grabbed already. Yes, beets. Pre-cooked, vacuum packed, pre-portioned beets. And I typically hate […]

Baseball – The Season So Far…

At the start of every baseball season for God knows how many years, Ernie Harwell, a former announcer for the Detroit Tigers, would read a poem and tell the listeners that hope springs eternal for every team at the start of a new baseball season. Sure, most true baseball fans know that, because we’ve all […]