My Favorite Movies #63 – Rocky IV

Rocky IV 1985 Directed by Sylvester Stallone Netflix says... Rocky must come out of retirement to battle a gargantuan Soviet fighter named Drago, who brutally punished Rocky's friend and ex-rival, Apollo Creed. Seeking revenge in the name of his fallen comrade and his country, Rocky fights Drago in Moscow. Okay, for those of you not familiar … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #63 – Rocky IV


AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Netflix says... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings--qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps … Continue reading AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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

2016 in Review

I've been hearing a lot of negatives about 2016. You know what, it's easy to sit back and think about the negative things that have happened in the past year. Something called Zika achieved outbreak status. The United States went through one of the most negative presidential elections in its 240 year history, the ramifications … Continue reading 2016 in Review

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

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