Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day in the US. This day and this weekend mean a lot of things to a lot of people. First and foremost, Memorial Day is meant to be a day that's set aside on our calendar to allow us, as a nation, to remember those who have given their lives in defense of … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend

Back to School

I have to admit… As much fun as I’ve had this weekend, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least a little bummed. I’m getting ahead of myself. This weekend, Bluefield University held an alumni choir reunion. And since the director that they invited back to lead things was Chris Sheppard, the man … Continue reading Back to School

My Gaming History: PlayStation

Previously on My Gaming History… ColecoVisionAtari 2600Nintendo Entertainment SystemGame BoySuper NintendoNintendo 64 Sony's first attempt at a home video console came during the fifth generation in home console history. The original PlayStation released on Japan in December of 1994. It didn't hit US soil until September of the following year. Personally, I didn't get my … Continue reading My Gaming History: PlayStation

9/11 at 20

"Where were you when...?" There are a number of moments throughout history that seem to mark the time for generations. They're the moments that are seared into our minds. We'll never forget where we were or what we were doing or who we were with when we heard or saw the tragic news. Those who … Continue reading 9/11 at 20

5 Movie Soundtracks That Shaped My Childhood

Nostalgia... It's hard to know when it will hit or what could trigger it. Whatever the case, it gets us thinking about a simpler time. A time that we're able to look back on fondly and somehow filter out the bad leaving only the positive memories. It's a lens through which we see the past … Continue reading 5 Movie Soundtracks That Shaped My Childhood

The Open Door Policy

Does anyone else ever find themselves waking up in the middle of the night with an idea in their head? A blog post that you think might be good enough to actually sit down and write about. But it's, like, three in the morning... who's awake enough to write anything at that point, no matter … Continue reading The Open Door Policy

My Gaming History: Nintendo 64

Previously on My Gaming History... ColecoVisionAtari 2600Nintendo Entertainment SystemGame BoySuper Nintendo The Nintendo 64 was released in North America at the end of September in 1996. Nintendo made the courageous and possibly controversial decision to produce another console that relied on cartridges for their games rather than switching to a disc, as Nintendo's two main … Continue reading My Gaming History: Nintendo 64

My Gaming History: Super Nintendo

Previously on My Gaming History… ColecoVisionAtari 2600Nintendo Entertainment SystemGame Boy The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or SNES, which will allow me to be lazy), was introduced to North American audiences way back in September of 1991. And I actually can't remember when I got my hands on one. I know it wasn't right away. Because … Continue reading My Gaming History: Super Nintendo

Burned

When we’re young we’re forced to learn certain lessons the hard way. It’s not because our parents didn’t try to teach us the easy way, it’s just that we wanted to test the boundaries. Sometimes it’s important for us to allow children to test boundaries. If they aren’t allowed to make certain mistakes, there’s no … Continue reading Burned

My Gaming History: Game Boy

Previously on My Gaming History… ColecoVisionAtari 2600Nintendo Entertainment System In 1989, Nintendo released the incredibly successful handheld gaming console, the Game Boy. My memories regarding the Game Boy are not as strong as my previous gaming systems. I'm not sure why that is... but I'll piece this together as best I can. I mean, I … Continue reading My Gaming History: Game Boy