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 […]

So I Say

I was flipping through the channels recently when I got sucked into a romantic comedy that I had seen before. Which movie it was isn’t important (although I will say I think it is one of the smarter ones)-it represented all the movies that I would watch with morbid curiosity when I was single and the […]

A Spoiler Free Reaction to S-Town

I have not traveled much in my lifetime (or not nearly as much as I’d like).  Outside of the U.S., I’ve been to the Dominican Republic, Rome, and London. As far as states go, I’ve been to 18, not counting my home state of Georgia. So I am enthralled by places that are completely different than […]

A Spoiler-free Reaction to Manchester By the Sea

So I’m on Spring Break and on my own at my house for a couple of days. I visit Redbox and decide to rent Manchester By the Sea, one of those Oscar contenders for Best Picture I wanted to see when it came out but that was a casualty of being busy with work and […]

Opening Pandora’s Box: Parent Edition

Being a father of two young girls (7 and 3/almost 4), there are many teaching moments in my household.  Over the years, some of these lessons have included why we don’t put roast beef in our armpits, not going in the front yard naked, and not putting stamps on the foreheads of newborns.  However, there […]