Since 2006, it's become a tradition to watch a scary movie on Halloween. It started because it was my first Halloween in college, no longer young enough to be able to go out and get candy door to door. I would either pick a movie out at work, or my dad and I would go… Continue reading Tradition
Several years ago, when I was still in my early teens, my parents and I visited Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina. I don't know how we found out about it, but we discovered that Anthony Hopkins was on site filming a scene for what would become Hannibal. I didn't know who he was at… Continue reading Brush With Fame.
People are on edge. A tiny thing can set someone off. It's understandable, I'm sure. These are troubled times. People are politically on edge. I don't talk about my politics. I won't start now. But especially right now, I'm tired. I'm tired of hearing about it all. He said, she said. I think it's time… Continue reading On Edge
I shouldn't watch horror movies. Every time I watch one, I always end up with nightmares. Especially if I watch them on a persistent basis. I've always been that way, ever since I was little. That's why I try to limit what I watch these days. And especially if the movie pays homage to blood… Continue reading Halloween Movies and Traditions
Last night when I got home from work, I heard the unfortunate news that Gene Wilder passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83. Apparently he's been suffering from the disease for three years but didn't want people to know about it. This seems oddly reminiscent of David Bowie, with… Continue reading Memento Mori, Favorite Movies in Remembrance.
We seem to focus on the negative rather than the positive. And after (re?) discovering the blog Things We Like, I decided to make a list of my own concerning the things I like. Soaking my feet on the back porch. On rainy days, sitting in semi darkness without the big light on listening to… Continue reading Things I Like.
This world is full of crusty things, you know. And by crusty I mean that there have been gross things that have put gaping holes into our minds and bodies and souls and they've bled and crusted over and got infected. And then the crusty bits grew over the infected bits and it's just a… Continue reading Let’s Focus on the Good Things.