Holiday Crafts

About three years ago, I decided to teach myself to knit. This involves watching a lot of YouTube videos (over and over again) and a lot of undoing hours’ worth of work because I made a single mistake. This also involved long periods of giving up in frustration because knitting is hard, especially when you’re […]

On Being Thankful for Time

As I look forward to the American holiday of Thanksgiving, I find myself both feeling thankful for and resistant to one thing we often overlook: time. If you know me at all, you know that patience is not among my virtues! My favorite thing to be is done, and then it’s all about the what’s […]

Facebook Siege

I realize It’s been a long time since I wrote a new blog post. I kept and regularly updated a blog for many years, but I abandoned it due to a combination of forces. Obviously, blogs aren’t as popular as they once were, and I found myself spending more time on Facebook, where I let […]

Lucifer Season 4 (Now on Netflix)

I discovered Luciver a few months ago after the first three seasons were dumped onto Netflix (they were originally aired on Fox). And this a show that’s, well, not good precisely but bad in a specific way that makes it hard to stop watching. You’ve got the literal devil, Lucifer, teamed up with an LA […]


Loved this new superhero movie from the DC universe! As always, I was unfamiliar with the comic book when I went into the movie. Basically, Shazam! is a 14-year-old kid who gets imbued with superpowers that make him into “the best version of himself” which is, apparently, in his late twenties. So it’s kinda like […]

The NEW Roswell, Season 1

After 20 years, the CW decided to revisit an old favorite of mine — Roswell — and of course I had to watch. There was no choice, really. The original series is one of the few shows I own, in its entirety, on DVD. So, how did the CW do? I’m split right down the […]

Review: The Haunting of Hill House (2018 Series)

Finished Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House today and…I really liked it!   I’m not usually into horror, but I happened to have seen the movie version when I was younger and found it to be better than average. Plus it’s Halloween tomorrow so in the spirit of the season, why not give it a […]

Charmed Reboot

Apparently CW decided to reboot Charmed, and given that I’ve watched the original series more than once, I kinda had to check out the first episode. My reaction was…mixed. Positives: 1. This new show is unabashedly political, taking on #metoo with almost brutal head-on force. 2. It also ups the ante on the original show’s feminist themes […]

Making Use of Feedback

If you are serious about becoming a writer then at some point you will need to show others your work and ask them what they think. When your pet project comes back, scarred beyond recognition in red ink, you have three choices: You can quit writing. You can decide to be a poor, misunderstood artist […]