Tales From the Crosswalk

OK, I know I said yesterday I would post another Shamedown, but I'm going to put it off for a few days. Why? Because it's Story Time. I'm not telling this to toot my own horn or anything, believe me. I just need to vent. Anyone who's read my blog for a while knows I … Continue reading Tales From the Crosswalk

Then There Were Two

Longfellow once wrote, "To have joy, one must share it, for happiness was born a twin." I wonder what Longfellow would say about Leibster Awards, of which I now have two, thanks to the sweet ladies at Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. Thank you so much, Tiffany and Rebekah! As always, accepting a Liebster requires the … Continue reading Then There Were Two

Shore Is Awful

Brother, can you spare a dime? I've been on a John Steinbeck kick lately. In the last couple of months I've read Travels With Charley and Cannery Row (again), plus I have Sweet Thursday and The Pastures of Heaven lined up. I think the man was an absolute genius. We're all aware of one of … Continue reading Shore Is Awful

The Sunshine Blogger Award, Part Two

As promised, deja vu... 🙂 My second Sunshine Blogger Award in less than a month! Well, friends, this is an unexpected honor. This time I got nominated by my lovely friend, Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews--thank you so much, Gill! I am immensely flattered that you thought of me for this award. Just like the first time … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award, Part Two

Shamedown #6: The Breakfast Club

Another Shamedown is upon us, and it's another teen angst-fest. First, though, if anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is, please have a look at Cinema Shame. Okeydokey, off we go... The late John Hughes was a master of the youth film. My personal favorite is Pretty In Pink, but I'm always interested in seeing his other … Continue reading Shamedown #6: The Breakfast Club

The Sunshine Blogger Award

OK, I know I said I was going to post something for Gabriela's Daphene du Maurier Blogathon today, but that was before I got nominated by Sally of 18 Cinema Lane for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Wasn't that nice of her? Sally's wonderful blog can be found here. Thank you, Sally! As always, this sort … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

My Five Flaming Hotties (Plus A Bonus!)

Surprise tag post time... A couple of years ago, Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews and Catherine at Thoughts All Sorts did a Five Flaming Hotties tag, and Gill decided to resurrect it. She's tossed the idea around a few times on Twitter, so I thought I'd have a list ready. I think it speaks for itself, … Continue reading My Five Flaming Hotties (Plus A Bonus!)

Remembering Rick Elias

This past Tuesday, Rick Elias passed away from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was sixty-four. I grew up on his music, mainly through his work with one of my all-time favorite songwriters, the late Rich Mullins. Elias made numerous contributions to contemporary Christian music, or CCM, as it's called. Elias didn't release … Continue reading Remembering Rick Elias

Hail, Alma Mater

A couple of weeks ago, I returned to my alma mater, Sacramento State University, for the first time since graduating in 2000. My older niece just got her computer science degree there, and my younger niece started her upper division business classes this semester. Being at Sac was kind of a weird feeling, even though I … Continue reading Hail, Alma Mater

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

Here's this year's cake. I have no idea what flavor it is, but the M&Ms are fun. Things have changed quite a bit since my last birthday post. For instance, the 2017 me thought twenty-two blogathons was a "whopping" amount. 2018 me laughs uproariously at 2017's naĂŻvetĂ©, because as of this writing, I've participated in … Continue reading The Not-So-Terrible Twos

The Versatile Blogger Award

Surprise, surprise! A couple of days ago, the sweet ladies at Pure Entertainment Preservation Society nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Tiffany and Rebekah. This award comes with certain duties (find out where it started here), and the first one is to relay the Versatile Blogger Code of Conduct: Thank … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award