Life Story: Chapter Seventy Two

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 took a bunch of classes during … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Seventy Two

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Cornerstone

Growing up in church, I sang. All the time. In fact, most of the kids that grew up at Villa Heights Baptist Church sang. It's just what we did. It was part of our Wednesday night routine. From ages 2 to 102. That's an exaggeration. Not everyone sang in the adult choir. But I have … Continue reading Cornerstone

AFI #40 – The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music 1965 Directed by Robert Wise Netflix says... In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them--and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian … Continue reading AFI #40 – The Sound of Music

The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

I know. You just read that title and thought, "This guy's such a Grinch!" But I'm really not. I love Christmas. I might not get as into the holiday spirit as a lot of people do, but I certainly don't sit around thinking of ways to ruin Christmas for everyone around me. There are just … Continue reading The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

Sharp

Conner could feel how sharp the razor was as it scraped across his face. Shaving was such a hassle, but it was necessary. Especially today. He finished removing the stubble from his cheeks and chin and splashed water in his face. He took a look at himself in the mirror, just to make sure he … Continue reading Sharp

A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Ariel

Welcome back to a series of blog posts exploring the date-ability of Disney's princesses. This week we come to Ariel, also known as The Little Mermaid. This is one of my favorites and is the film that is responsible for beginning the Disney Renaissance, which continued through 1999 with Tarzan and Fantasia 2000. This is … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Ariel

Nap Time

Welcome to In the Words of a Non-Parent! The part of the blog where I, a non-parent, give parenting advice to parents. Today we explore what happens when your kids just won't go to sleep. It's frustrating, right? So you've put your toddler down for his or her afternoon nap and the kid just won't … Continue reading Nap Time