Tom Petty: American Storyteller

On October 2nd, America lost a Rock ‘N Roll institution. At age 66, Tom Petty passed away from apparent cardiac arrest. This day of course, coincided with the horrific massacre in Las Vegas. As a result of that tragedy, and the shock of Petty’s unexpected death, I wasn’t ready to put a proper tribute to […]

Jeff Bridges: Renaissance Man

So the other night I got to do something I don’t get an opportunity to do very often anymore…..enjoy 2 hours of uninterrupted time watching a movie. The film, Hell or High Water, was a damn good one at that. Starring young talents Ben Foster and Chris Pine, it was the third star of the film […]

New Year’s Goals

Resolution: the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method,  procedure, etc.; a resolve; a decision or determination. The new year is here and so returns the annual routine of renewal. Tomorrow people will head to their health club or gym for the first time in eons. Some folks will head over to the sporting goods store or shop online for the latest, baddest exercise equipment on the market. Next Sunday […]

My 2017: In Review

“Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really…pressure…and time.” –Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption Yes. My second favorite quote from one of my favorite movies. The other was the one about choosing to get busy living or get busy dying….advice I once took and ran with some years ago, but that’s […]

Fixing the NFL

The National Football League. It’s still the most popular professional sport in America. Yet, it’s popularity has waned with folks in recent years, and the reasons are plentiful. In truth, I believe most of their issues can be easily solved. Here’s a list of my suggestions. #1 The non-football issue: The sideline National Anthem protest: […]

Star Wars films: A History

Between the original 3 movies and the famous Kenner toy line, Star Wars was a huge part of my early childhood. I vaguely remember where I was the first time I saw it. Though today’s generation knows the film as “A New Hope” or “Episode IV,” when I was a kid we knew it simply […]

Clue: “The Great Detective Game”

Who remembers playing board games? Along with video games and playing outdoors with my neighborhood friends, playing board games was a major highlight of my childhood. I loved going to other people’s houses and seeing their board game closets or shelves. Most folks had the same stuff, but there was always a game or two […]