Your Next American Idol Is…

Not me. You demanded it, so here it is. Okay, demand is a strong word. Requested is more appropriate. And really, it wasn't everyone. It was just Paul and Shaz. But since they're two of my oldest blogging friends, when they say jump, I say how high. I mentioned in my 30 Questions post over … Continue reading Your Next American Idol Is…

Rewatching Buffy – Episode 107

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 22 years ago. Once More, With Feeling I'll admit, I'm usually one of the first to complain about the overall … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episode 107

…And the Home of the Brave

Kids, did you know that we have a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox right here in southwest Virginia? Salem has had a minor league baseball team for as long as I can remember. I’m sure they existed long before that, too. When I was a kid, they were the Salem … Continue reading …And the Home of the Brave

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

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