Why Am I Doing This?: Goals for my Forthcoming Book-baby

The aim of this post is to attempt to set forth to you, the public, my reasons for pursuing the publication of my first book. Before I tell you what goals I have, however, I think it best to strike up a list of what goals I don’t have. Somehow, those un-goals feel at leastContinue reading “Why Am I Doing This?: Goals for my Forthcoming Book-baby”

“…A fold of heaven & earth across His face”

In times of trouble, people often seem fond of asking where God is. Now, I haven’t actually heard anyone pose that question in the midst of the troubled days we are presently enduring. But it is a safe bet that someone, somewhere out there, has done so. Perhaps part of the trouble is not thatContinue reading ““…A fold of heaven & earth across His face””

Cabin Fever? Practical Suggestions for how to Wile Away Your Quarantine

Sing. Whether you’re alone, or with family, what better way to trim the tension than with some good old fashioned karaoke sessions? Dance. Sometimes singing isn’t enough. You’ve gotta kick off your Sunday shoes and cut footloose, too. Laugh. Watch some Muppets. Or old Carol Burnett sketches. Or whatever other brand of silliness floats yourContinue reading “Cabin Fever? Practical Suggestions for how to Wile Away Your Quarantine”

Why Meek, God?: Reflections on a Forgotten Virtue

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “meek”? If you’re anything like me, you probably think of one of two things: 1. The meek shall inherit the earth! 2. Any number of negative qualities that have adhered themselves to the modern idea of meekness. Meekness means a pushover.Continue reading “Why Meek, God?: Reflections on a Forgotten Virtue”

Liz Recommends: Knives Out (2019)

If my research is correct, one of the less exciting prospects of becoming a self-published author is that one must be positive about everything. Everything. So if I don’t care for a book, or a movie, or a certain brand of toothpaste, I will no longer be able to publicly declare so. It will makeContinue reading “Liz Recommends: Knives Out (2019)”

Burned Out On Bing: A Classics-Free Christmas Playlist

In my previous post, I presented a list of 10 under-the-radar Christmas movies to enjoy for when you get sick of the same old things. Since the strains of Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey can become quite as tiresome as any festive flick, I wanted to share this list as well. Here’s a collection ofContinue reading “Burned Out On Bing: A Classics-Free Christmas Playlist”

Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics

We all love White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story. But let’s face it. We’ve seen these movies a thousand times, and every once in awhile, we want to try something fresh. Here is a countdown of 10 Christmas films that might fit the bill. 10. While You Were Sleeping If you’reContinue reading “Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics”

Book Reviews For Autumn 2019

I would rather be launching into Christmassy posts, but first there’s a whole season’s worth of book reviews to dispatch. Yawn. Here are the best and worst (not to mention everything in between) of my reads from September through November. See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey Into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea by TravisContinue reading “Book Reviews For Autumn 2019”

Hiding in Plain Sight: C.S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Pop Culture

C.S. Lewis. We all know him. We all love him. But did you ever think about how far Lewis’s influence actually goes? Did you ever realize how he’s influenced the entertainment we enjoy today? How he’s still influencing it? Science-fiction and pop-culture owe Lewis a debt. And sometimes, they even acknowledge it. Today, I wantContinue reading “Hiding in Plain Sight: C.S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Pop Culture”