My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Quick synopsis... Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. You know, I'm not certain what it is about this film … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

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

Kill Baby Hitler?

I know... that picture really has nothing to do with the title of this post. But I didn't want to use a picture of a random baby. I sure didn't want to use a picture of Adolf Hitler. So... yeah. It's the classic philosophical question... If you had access to some kind of time travel … Continue reading Kill Baby Hitler?

The Decades Project

I'm not one who typically gets nostalgic or particularly misty-eyed over anything related to my high school years. I've stated before in a number of blog posts that I just didn't care for high school all that much. It's not that I had a horrible experience or anything, it was just mediocre. There's not a … Continue reading The Decades Project

Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II

Well kids, Teacher Appreciation Week continues. Yesterday I spent time focusing on my favorite teacher from the elementary years. It would make sense, now, to move into my middle school years. But I'm pretty sure that I made it clear yesterday that middle school sucked. I'm of the belief that anyone who didn't hate middle … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II

I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Kids, in a couple of weeks, I'll be temporarily leaving the country. This is a big deal. The last time I boarded a plane to leave the confines of the United States was in March of 2003. That was the last time I went to Brazil. I always thought that if I ever went overseas … Continue reading I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Question of the Week #115

Given the ability to project yourself into the past but not return, would you do so? Where would you go and what would you try to accomplish if you knew you might change the course of history? I don't think I'd want to do it. I mean, lets put aside the fact that every little … Continue reading Question of the Week #115