Last Halloween, I cracked open a book of Victorian vampire stories. I found it interesting how similar the lore was for each story, even though the setting and cultural backdrop was individualistic to the nation that created it.
Time. We watch it slip away, complain there’s never enough of it. We blink… and a moment, a day, a decade, is gone. And we can never get it back. Young Jake (Asa Butterfield) never ponders the nuances of lost time. He has no interest in such things. He works a dull but ordinary job… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Dear Readers, It is with utmost regret that I inform you that Charity is currently buried under a mountain of volumes, which she insisted upon piling in an enormous stack to “prove” how much research she is doing on her novels. I warned her of the high probability the pile would collapse on top of… Continue reading 221 B Baker Street Correspondence
The Phantom of the Opera is many things, not the least of which is being one of the most successful Broadway musicals in history. So when I heard the tour was “re-imagined,” I sighed and wondered, why mess with a good thing? There’s both good and bad aspects… but the worst undermines the story.
Have you ever seen a movie you can’t stop thinking about? It doesn’t even have to be a deep, insightful experience, but sticks with you for days. I’m like that about The Shallows, a survival film where a girl is stranded two hundred yards from shore circled by a shark. She must rely on her… Continue reading The Depth in The Shallows
Jesus was a strange dude. He wasn’t what anyone expected or even wanted at the time. He arrived in a turbulent time in history, when the Judean nation was under Roman occupation. The Jews expected a savior like King David, a sword in hand, to liberate them from their enemies. What they got instead was… Continue reading Ben-Hur: A Metaphor of the Christian Life
Recently, I read Marie Kondo’s book on de-cluttering. She said keep only things that give you “joy.” I started to think beyond desk drawers. Much in life is optional. Some things don’t give me joy (like cleaning the cat box) but I must do them. Those are non-optional. So, why do I clutter my life… Continue reading Things That Give Us Joy