I recently turned 40, and I find that I continue to be fascinated by time and its effects. Not in a mid-life crisis, Falling Down kind of way.  Rather an introspective yet accepting way. For example, it seems odd to me that there are things that happen to us when we are at an age that […]

Suggestions for Disney World

My family and I recently went on our second family trip to Disney World.  Going with a 7 year old and 4 year old put us right square in their target demographic, and we had a great time at all the different parks we visited. However, with this being my 5th time overall going, I […]

Chris Cornell

Around 5:30am Thursday morning I logged on to Facebook only to utter a “No!” in my silent house, while my family slept.  That’s when I saw the news that Chris Cornell had passed away. Disbelief washed over me as the news that one of the Mount Rushmore musicians of my teenage years was gone. For some, the […]

If I Was in Charge of the Star Wars Prequels

I recently was sucked into watching Episode 2, Attack of the Clones, and was reminded of all that is awful about the prequels.  While the excitement and anticipation leading up to Episode 1 was almost worth it just by itself, the ultimate let down of each movie was enough to make me overall disillusioned with the prequel […]

A Spoiler Filled Reaction to Season 1 of This is Us

Once I decided to stop watching The Walking Dead, I started looking for another show to watch.  Enter This is Us, which multiple people recommended. Being a network show, I’ll admit I was skeptical. Most of my recent favorites (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Better Call Saul, Narcos, etc) have been on cable or Netflix, and […]

Thoughts on Mastodon and Their New Album Emperor of Sand

I first got into Mastodon around 2006, when they were touring for their album Leviathan.  I believe it was a mention by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament in Rolling Stone that made me check them out.  I heard the punishing “Blood and Thunder” and was instantly intrigued. They appealed to the Metallica loving side of […]