2018 in Review

I thought for sure I had done one of these year in review posts at the end of 2017. In fact, I thought I'd done something similar every year on this blog. But that's not the case. No, I only did a year in review post at the end of 2016. When I looked back … Continue reading 2018 in Review

AFI #23 – The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath 1940 Directed by John Ford Netflix says... Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel. I remember watching this in high school. It was during my 11th grade … Continue reading AFI #23 – The Grapes of Wrath

AFI #42 – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Directed by Arthur Penn Netflix says... Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered … Continue reading AFI #42 – Bonnie and Clyde

My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

I was having a hard time coming up with something to write for Fiction Friday, so I took to Twitter and asked for a writing prompt. My friend Caitlyn came through. She tweeted back: "Describe two visits to the circus from the point of view of someone who's bipolar. On one visit, he's manic, and … Continue reading My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

Life Story: Chapter Sixty One

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I went to the beach with some … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Sixty One

Day Fourteen

A N0n-Fiction Book I hope, as with yesterday's post, that this is not an expectation of me to have a non-fiction book written and posted here. While I am, without question, a cesspool of useless knowledge, I would never claim to know enough about any particular subject to be able to write a book about … Continue reading Day Fourteen

Finding Joy

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you've seen stories of my past that have illustrated a time in my life when I was an incredibly unhappy individual. One evening, during that difficult time period, I got a slap in the face. But it was a slap in the face in … Continue reading Finding Joy