Agent Carter: Bridge and Tunnel – Surviving Toxic Masculinity

Written by Eric Pearson, Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus, Jack Kirby, and Stan LeeDirected by Joe Russo Following the end of World War II, things changed and didn’t at the same time. Women and minorities contributed greatly to the victory, and weren’t content with going back to “their place.” This eventually led to the Civil RightsContinue reading “Agent Carter: Bridge and Tunnel – Surviving Toxic Masculinity”

DVD Review – Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black & White Volume 2

Following the popularity of the first collection of black and white vintage Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White, the good folks at Disney decided to do a bit more digging and see what they could come up with from this era of animation. The result is a supplementalContinue reading “DVD Review – Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black & White Volume 2”

2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died

I stayed overnight in Waterloo, IA in preparation for another place I wanted to see, which was in Clear Lake, IA. This was a place I wanted to visit for whatever reason long before I started geocaching. I can’t explain why I wanted to see it so much, but I did. First up, though, wasContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died”

Book Review: Dead by Dawn by Paul Doiron

I received an advance reader copy of this book after winning a drawing at Goodreads. Those of us who have faithfully followed the exploits of Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch usually now what to expect. Author Paul Doiron teased the story over the winter a bit on his author page. I thought I had aContinue reading “Book Review: Dead by Dawn by Paul Doiron”

Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon – Failed Execution in Many Ways

Written by George F. Slavin, Stanley Adams, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Jud Taylor Sometimes a story sounds great on the surface; I can hear the pitch for this one now: “You’ve got this planet that’s overpopulated because they’ve eradicated disease and they concoct an elaborate ruse to steal Captain Kirk’s germs…” Okay,Continue reading “Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon – Failed Execution in Many Ways”

Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season

Being a New York Mets fan, the 1986 baseball season was the ultimate high in my life. I say that even having had three children, that’s how much of a fanatic I am. However, after the euphoria following the World Series win, I always had moments where I mused over the fate of Bill Buckner.Continue reading “Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season”

2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball

So many places to see, so little time…. Initially, my outline had me staying in Davenport, IA overnight. I didn’t make it that far, so I still had to get through all of Illinois this morning. I drove pretty much right across the state only stopping in the rest areas. I made it to Moline,Continue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball”

Movie Review: Brubaker – The Arkansas Prison System Exposed by One Man

Written by W.D. Richter, Arthur Ross, Thomas O. Murton, Joe Hyams, and Bob RafelsonDirected by Stuart Rosenberg Once upon a time in Arkansas there was a prison ripe with corruption. Inmates were forced to work for local merchants while prison officials and guards raked in the money. Food intended for the prison population was soldContinue reading “Movie Review: Brubaker – The Arkansas Prison System Exposed by One Man”

Book Review: These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Laura and Almanzo’s Romance in Color!

When I was about nine, a friend of the family gave me my first Little House book. I was immediately captivated by the stories within and read them over and over through the years. The copy I had contained wonderful illustrations by Garth Williams to accompany the story. Eventually I was given all of theContinue reading “Book Review: These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Laura and Almanzo’s Romance in Color!”

2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL

Once again I set the alarm for 6AM to get on the road before many other people were. I drove towards the Starbucks down the road, only to find they didn’t open until 3PM on Sunday! Well, this was a problem. Good fortune smiled on me at Brandywine Falls. I had been talking about thisContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL”