There Was a Time…

When I was younger, I liked to think of myself as a patriotic individual. And it's possible that, as a child, I didn't fully understand what it meant to be a patriot. As a child, my room was decorated in red, white, and blue. I loved to read about American history. I loved the United … Continue reading There Was a Time…


Why We Should Celebrate on July 3

My fellow Americans, happy Independence Day! What have you got going on today? Cook out in the back yard? Alien invasion movie double feature? Fireworks after sunset? Maybe you decided to sleep late this morning. If that's what you wanted to do on the 4th of July, that's your right. You know why? Because this … Continue reading Why We Should Celebrate on July 3

No, I Didn’t Go See Fireworks Tonight

To all of my fellow Americans, happy Independence Day! If fireworks are your thing, I hope you are having a lovely evening watching all those explosions in the sky. Personally, I'm just as content sitting at home reading or watching a movie or obsessing over the Big Brother live feeds. It's not that I actively … Continue reading No, I Didn’t Go See Fireworks Tonight

AFI #37 – The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 Directed by William Wyler Netflix says... Winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this classic drama follows three World War II veterans -- Homer, Al and Fred, as they return to small-town America and try to come to terms with their experiences. I had a hard time liking … Continue reading AFI #37 – The Best Years of Our Lives

AFI #84 – Easy Rider

Easy Rider 1969 Directed by Dennis Hopper Netflix says... With cash from a cocaine sale, freewheelers Billy and Wyatt hop on their motorcycles and ride across America toward New Orleans. Along the way, they add boozy lawyer George to their trouble-finding, society-questioning entourage. Dennis Hopper writes, directs and stars in this landmark 1960's counterculture film; … Continue reading AFI #84 – Easy Rider

Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

Kids, there's been a lot of controversy involving the Confederate flag recently. Really, I suppose there's been a lot of controversy about the thing for 150 years. But it's really heated up in recent months. Disclaimer: I've stated in the past that I avoid writing about polarizing issues such as this. But it keeps coming … Continue reading Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

Somewhere Out There

When I was a kid, I loved the movie An American Tail. I remember one day when my sister and I were out of school, and Mom and Dad were both off work, they surprised us by taking us to see it in the theater. I remember being so excited. Have you seen it? Of … Continue reading Somewhere Out There

5 Reasons Why I’d Make a Bad Colonial Person

Not long ago, I noticed someone's Facebook status which made the claim that they would make a bad colonial person. If it was you, let me know so I can give you the proper credit. Anyway, that statement got me thinking: How would I have fared in colonial America? I don't think I would do … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I’d Make a Bad Colonial Person