Life Updates

Of Weddings and Cupcakes and Old-Fashioned Desks

It's been far too long since I last posted, but at least I have a really good excuse: my sister Emily and her fiancé Forrest were married on October 20th! My beautiful sister-in-law Jenni snapped this photo right after the wedding--which is the only reason she's not in the picture with us. Her photography skills… Continue reading Of Weddings and Cupcakes and Old-Fashioned Desks

Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole

Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!

I think I've pretty much established my passion for World War II history on this blog. It's been my favorite time period ever since I was little. So many of my favorite movies/TV shows revolve around it, our whole family vacation this year centered around walking in the footsteps of the famous Band of Brothers--and… Continue reading Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!

Movies

Movie Review: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Good morning and Happy Labor Day! After spending a glorious weekend at my aunt and uncle's lake house, sitting on the dock with the wind and waves, enjoying brownies and barbecue, baiting my own fishing hooks with LIVE SHRIMP and also baiting crab traps with FROZEN FISH with my bare hands (see how I rose… Continue reading Movie Review: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Television

TV Review: “Newhart” (OR, This Is Better Than Therapy)

Are you depressed? Anxious? Needing some rest and relaxation from creative endeavors, work-related stress, heat exhaustion, and/or the looming immediacy of upcoming weddings, holidays, and other various and sundry Social Occasions? Then look no further for a half-hour's respite than Newhart*, a sitcom from the 1980's about a city-slicker writer and his wife who run a bed-and-breakfast… Continue reading TV Review: “Newhart” (OR, This Is Better Than Therapy)

Television

TV Review: “All Creatures Great and Small”

We're back into the swing of things here at my house: my siblings' "summer holiday" is over and they're back to school, which means I'm back to my old writing schedule. I finished my fanfic novelette a couple of weeks ago, just in time to turn my full attention to a new and very intriguing idea… Continue reading TV Review: “All Creatures Great and Small”

Movies

Movie Review: “Christopher Robin”

"I don't want to see Mission Impossible in the theater," my dad announced yesterday afternoon as we strode into the theater to see Christopher Robin, passing up all the various posters on the wall as we went. "It won't have the healing powers of an afternoon with Pooh Bear." He couldn't have been more right about… Continue reading Movie Review: “Christopher Robin”

Movies

6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less

Can I rise to the challenge of giving my opinion on these six movies I saw recently in a hundred words (or less)? Let's see, shall we? Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Continuing in the tradition of sensible, sarcastic dudes cleaning up after John Hammond's hare-brained vision of a world with terrifying-but-absolutely-gorgeous dinosaurs, Jurassic World: Fallen… Continue reading 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less

Television

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

I always said I wanted to finish out Peter Capaldi's run as the Twelfth Doctor--and I'm proud to announce I finally worked up the courage to do the thing: I've seen Doctor Who: Series 10*. And yes, my emotions felt like they'd been run through one of those old-timey laundry wringers by the end--BUT IT… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

Movies

Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”

As an avid student of World War II history, I was so excited about finally getting to see Darkest Hour*, the latest in a long list of films about the legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill. "A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime… Continue reading Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”