The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Today is the last day of 2019 and, therefore, the last day of the 2010s. What can we say about the decade that was? I'll be honest... 2010 doesn't feel like it was 10 years ago. Though, I suppose the older I get, the faster time seems to go by. I'll be 40 years old … Continue reading The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Question of the Week #195

Of all the people close to you, whose death would you find most disturbing? I really hope it's not a cop out to say my mother. Because, at this point, that would probably tear me up the most out of anyone I know, be it friend or family. She's the only parent I have left. … Continue reading Question of the Week #195

My Favorite Movies #59 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Directed by Peter Jackson Netflix says... In this final chapter, Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #59 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Aaron’s Surprise Birthday Party

Paul was kind enough to throw me a surprise birthday party over on his blog, The Captain’s Speech! Stop by and check it out, grab some pizza and cake, recite lines from Back to the Future!

The Captain's Speech


We, here at The Captain’s Speech, like to make dreams come true. On January 10, Aaron from The Confusing Middle posted a list of 100 random facts about himself. Here are two facts that stood out to me.

Fact #1: I was born on March 6, 1980.

Fact #66: More than anything, I would love to have someone throw me a surprise birthday party at some point, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen.

Upon reading that, I knew what I had to do, and instantly starting writing this post.

Aaron and I have been friends on WordPress for several years, running speed walking in the same blog circle. We’ve seen bloggers come and go, and then come back, only to leave again. Hey, maybe we’re the problem? Wow, this got depressing.

As bloggers, we take care of our own. So, Aaron, welcome to your WordPress surprise birthday…

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Question of the Week #179

If you went to a movie with a friend and it was lousy, would you leave? Probably not. I’ve seen a lot of really bad movies. And if I didn’t walk out of last year’s Hurricane Heist, there’s a good chance I won’t walk out of anything. Though, I will say this, I saw Hurricane … Continue reading Question of the Week #179

10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019

I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. And I discontinued my subscription to MoviePass toward the end of last year. So there’s … Continue reading 10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019

My Favorite Posts from 2018

This is another one that's pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. Yesterday I looked back at which posts from the year were the most viewed according to the WordPress analytics. Today, I'm pulling out the posts that I personally enjoyed writing the most. I will say that there are some on … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to say merry Christmas to one and all! I hope that you're able to spend some time with friends, family, and the people you love this holiday season. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

The Prince

Recently, Ely over at She Gives No Fox shared the story of how she came to love writing at a young age. Her story jogged my memory and reminded me that my own story of learning to love writing was somewhat similar. For Ely, it was second grade. For me, it was a few years … Continue reading The Prince


I just want to take this moment to say thank you. As of yesterday, I now have 500 followers here on the WordPress. Honestly, I don't know what would possess that many people to click follow on my little corner of the internet, but I am super appreciative. I never guarantee that my posts are … Continue reading 500