Through The Decades With Dear Boris: The Raven (1963)

As we come screaming into All Hallows Eve, allow me to wish you and yours the very best of the season!  May the weather favor your trick-or-treating or, if you have/are weak-in-the-knees parents, your trunk-or-treating.  (Insert my sad eyeroll here.)  Which reminds me: Parental Trick-Or-Treating ProTip #4: To allay any fears regarding wackos placing poisonous razor-bladed lightbulbs in the children’s …

Thrills, Spills, and Holy Hills: A Catholic Adventure!

Since my effervescent spouse mentioned returning to Holy Hill recently, I thought the time was right to drag out this old saw of a fable of a story of a legend!  So here it is, the raw and unvarnished truth!  As opposed to the truth that is cooked and layered with several coats of varnish, …

Shining Light On The Shining

Golly, now this is a fool’s errand, isn’t it?  I mean, why would I even try to jump in the pool of determining what makes a successful film adaptation of a book?  Or which is better and which one isn’t?  One item is an extremely successful author’s original vision of the story and the other …