Wherefore Art Thou Art? Part 2: Cézannes On Patrol

My oh my, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Golly, where has the time gone?  Beyond my usual excuses of laziness and being a non-motivated non-starter, I have nothing else to say other than the YouTube channels I subscribe to have items that just need to be seen. Let me ask you, if I don’t watch …

Only The Fowlest Clichés

**A Word of Friendly Warning**I wrote this little piece initially way back when I was in the confines of a not-that-great Midwestern Lutheran College in Hypothermia Falls, Minnesota.  Now, I have reedited it a bit, so if you’re one of those ancient folks who remember reading it in the school paper back then, it will …

Regarding Violent Night: Not All Is Calm, But All Is Bright!

It’s over.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is for the most part dead.  Yeah, there might be a late holiday party or an office get-together but those in attendance won’t really have their hearts in it.  The stockings are coming down.  The menorah has gone out.  Relentless winter continues regardless.  And your …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 4  SCTV Staff Christmas Party

Ah hah!  Yet again once more, a seasonal Christmas post for this time of the season, Christmas!  For the three of you paying attention at home, I started off on this journey with the iconic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, then jumped into a holiday comedy with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then examined a …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 3 White Christmas

Ah yes, time for another non-controversial choice for a movie selection!  But first if you’re just jumping into this series by accident or by direction of a court order, all the best of the season to you and yours!  This slew of postings started with A Charlie Brown Christmas and then National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 2  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Please wholeheartedly receive the compliments of the season until those compliments just seem like gratuitous sucking-up after a while!  Yes, another post!  Trust me, no one was more surprised as I was about it!  With this slew of postings, I started with A Charlie Brown Christmas and now National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?  Could my holiday …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 1  A Charlie Brown Christmas

Stone the crows, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Warmest Christmas greetings to all my good friends, outright enemies, and noncommittal acquaintances!  Once again, despite the court orders, I am going to spend this wonderful holiday time to speak about some wonderful holiday entertainment fare.  Oh, I know that you cannot contain your joy …

Almost Equal Sequels Part XII: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Ye gods, it has been a terrifically long time, hasn’t it?  I feel like I’ve finally awoken from hibernation as I make the long journey to Jupiter’s moons, I tell you!  Now that I coincidentally on purpose mentioned Jupiter’s moons, I think the time has come to talk about a sequel to an acclaimed and …

Pluto: A Real Actual Honest-To-Goodness Planet

Being a parent, such as I am, I’m always intrigued when my children latch onto a new interest.  Of course, I prefer it when they latch onto one of my interests that I tenderly and lovingly shoved down their throats for their cultural consumption. It isn’t easy to keep the fires burning, warding off the …

What’s A Mother’s Movies To Do?: Bringing Up Bringing Up Baby

Well, kids, it has been a while, hasn't it? Aside from work and family commitments, it has been tough to carve out some time to talk about...well, anything! So I thought I'd start up a new series idea that I will probably let flounder and eventually lose interest in, but hey, let's give it the …