Home-going 2018

In October of 2013, I traveled from Utah back to the homeland in central Pennsylvania to bury my mother. Thanksgiving night, 2018: a long-awaited and expected phone call from my brother letting me know my father had passed away after a long and painful battle with cancer. I'll be returning to Pennsylvania once again within … Continue reading Home-going 2018

Living, Dying, and Repeating

So... I was torn as to whether or not I was actually going to post this. I wrote it as a bit of a coping mechanism after my trip back home last weekend. It's pretty raw, emotionally (and grammatically, I won't lie), but there's a lot of stuff in here that needed to be let … Continue reading Living, Dying, and Repeating

Writing Project pt 3 – It has a name!

In order to start keeping these things straight, I decided I needed to be naming them, so now this one has a name: The Dead Must Die. As always, feel free to comment. And feel free to read parts 1 and 2 if you'd like. I couldn’t believe it. “I can’t believe it.” “Can’t believe … Continue reading Writing Project pt 3 – It has a name!

“Collateral Beauty” – Review **Some Spoilers**

From IMDB: Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Directed by: David Frankel Written by: Allan Loeb Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, … Continue reading “Collateral Beauty” – Review **Some Spoilers**

The “Wilhelm Scream” – Time to kill it?

Pick an action movie, and odds are you’ve heard the Wilhelm Scream. The distinctive sound someone who has been shot, or exploded, or falls off some tall building or cliff makes, culled from the library of stock Hollywood sound effects many years ago, and now a fixture. Watch this video to see just how pervasive … Continue reading The “Wilhelm Scream” – Time to kill it?

Adam Baldwin: Immortal?

Slightly misleading title, perhaps, but the question is this: Do any of the characters that Adam Baldwin play ever die? I asked myself recently, after seeing a commercial for Legend, featuring Sean Bean. You know: Sean "always winds up dead" Bean. So I started thinking, casually, after catching sight of Adam Baldwin on another channel: … Continue reading Adam Baldwin: Immortal?

“Circle” (2015) – Movie Review

From IMDB: Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live. Written and Directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione Cast includes: Julie Benz, Mercy Malick, Carter Jenkins, Molly Jackson, Michael Nardelli, Sara Sanderson and 44 others. Do you remember back … Continue reading “Circle” (2015) – Movie Review

This mortal coil.

I have been faced with my own mortality. I'm not dying, but I as write this, I am sitting in a small town in Texas while my mother is in the hospital. Still waiting for doctors to figure out what exactly is going on, but to my layman's eye, it's not good.  How do I … Continue reading This mortal coil.