My love for Godzilla goes back to when I was a child. My brother and I only had two channels on the TV so on Sunday nights the local cable station used to play older movies. For a long time, you could almost guarantee it was a Godzilla movie from the ’60s and ’70s. There is something charming about those movies still today, but as a child, I didn’t quite understand a lot of the political meeting of the movies.Continue reading “Godzilla VS the Pandemic and Other Kaiju Sized Social Issues”
Father’s day has been a tough day so far, and in general has historically been a hard day for me. There are some days when you want to put your kids in a sleeper hold, but you don’t. You embrace them instead. True story, but I have lost all fist fights against my dad.
I’m not the best dad in the world by far, but a lesson I learned from my dad, is to be there for my kids, because I’m battling a lot of daddy issues because he wasn’t. I see the damage done in my life, and my brother’s and sister’s life and I don’t want that for my kids.
And while at times I may be battle some of those demons of the past, and may even have moments of bitterness because of all the childhood issues, I see the silver lining. I see hope…..Continue reading “Lessons From A Good, Good Father”
This has been a hard season for everyone. With the COVID-19 quarantine and the mandated stay at home orders that most people are facing, care and communication are very important right now. How do we do that without being able to get out? Well, we need to rely on technology to help us during these times. But just like COVID-19 so many people are afraid or have a hatred for technology.
Happy Saint Valentine’s Day.
What the Hallmark cards won’t tell you is that Saint Valentine was a holy troublemaker — he was imprisoned, beaten, and brutally executed. Pretty Punk Rock right?
In 1965 Charlie Brown, after being terribly frustrated with the consumer mentalities around him, and how badly things are going with the Christmas play, he belts out the most provocative question of the season: “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” A Charlie Brown Christmas holds a sentimental spot in my heart, as I have always enjoyed the characters and the special. Every year countless households tune in to watch as Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang pondered the meaning of Christmas.
The Christmas special was originally believed to be a failure back in 1965, but has now become as much a part of “Christmas Americana” as other well-known favorites like, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
In walks the most unlikely character to give Chuck a speech of the true meaning of Christmas.