I Understand

“I don’t understand!” I screamed over the rush of wind blowing all around us. “What’s not to understand?!” the sorceress shouted right back at me. Her name was Karen and, yes, she was gorgeous But I tried not to look at her that way. For one thing, she was about 300 years older than me. … Continue reading I Understand

Action

I’m trying to take cover behind a wrecked Corvette. Yeah, I’m the one that wrecked it. But that’s not really important right now. What is important is the heat from the explosions that are rocking my world right now. I sneak a peek over the hood of the car and see little more than balls … Continue reading Action

My Favorite Movies #30 – National Treasure

National Treasure 2004 Directed by Jon Turteltaub Quick synopsis... Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. Honestly, I think this was the Indiana Jones movie we deserved. And then we got Kingdom of … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #30 – National Treasure

My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

The Goonies 1985 Directed by Richard Donner Quick synopsis... A group of misfit children discovers a pirate-treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the riches in this beloved 1980s classic. Along the way, they battle curmudgeonly crooks and squabble with one another in their quest for fortune. I know that there are people out … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

Question of the Week #128

You are at a lake with some friends; the sun is warm and the water is cold. Going into the water would temporarily chill you but you know that later the warm sun would be even more enjoyable and you would be glad you had gone in. Would you take the plunge? To quote a … Continue reading Question of the Week #128

AFI #38 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 Directed by John Huston Netflix says... Wrapped in a classic tale of adventure, this Academy Award winner helmed by John Huston follows a trio of gold prospectors who set out to strike it rich and agree to spit the take until paranoia and greed consumes one of them. … Continue reading AFI #38 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Jasmine

Now we are well into the Disney Renaissance. This week we've come to Jasmine, whose tale is told in the story of Aladdin. Jasmine is the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah, which gives her a significant amount of power herself. It means that the person she chooses to marry would eventually succeed the sultan … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Jasmine

Henry’s Story

It's a familiar story. Little girl gets caught up in a really bad storm. As unbelievable as it sounds, her tiny farmhouse gets swept away, carrying her and her tiny dog along with it. They end up in a strange land where they encounter witches, a wizard, and a talking scarecrow. Seems like a crazy … Continue reading Henry’s Story

Curious

Originally written in October of 2010... Stephen was only 10 years old the day he thought the world was going to end. What made it worse was that he thought it was all his fault. That's a lot of responsibility for a kid that age to shoulder. He and his older sister, Heather, were spending … Continue reading Curious