WHEN FANS CRY

Today one of my coworkers, who usually checks the news around noonish, blurted out, “Prince died!” I went on the internet immediately to verify.  It was true. Ironically, I had spent the morning searching for and finding the video of a coworker singing, “Purple Rain,” during karaoke at the company Christmas party in 2014 to…

TEN SIGNS YOU’VE GONE WHOVIAN

Tonight marks the beginning of the 8th series of Doctor Who.  Since 2005, I have watched this show, a dedicated fan who has an imaginary friend who lives in a blue box. To start this season off right, I decided to share the Top 10 Signs You’ve Gone Whovian with all the newbies out there….

TOKI THE ADIPOSE (the only fat I plan to keep)

I have many “mascots” that represent certain journeys in my life. I could think of none more fitting for this weight loss journey than an Adipose from the Doctor Who series. The Adipose are aptly created from adipose tissue, aka FAT.  I named her Toki, which, in Japanese, means, “time of opportunity.” I am ready…

THE FINE LINE

“…Our difference from the world, not our similarity to it sets us apart. But even though Christ followers are called to be different, we’re also called to transform the world. Here lies the tension. We can’t be so far removed from the world that we lose contact, and we can’t be so much like the…

A HISTORICAL DAY, INDEED

When I was 19, I stood at the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and wondered if his dream would ever come true. Growing up in the midwest in a county that is still, as of the last census, 98% white, I was, up until that moment, unaware of the importance of Dr. King’s…

A HISTORICAL DAY

I don’t care who you voted for, I just care that you voted. Either way, no matter who wins, history will have been made. The first female vice president will be elected, or the first African-American president will take office. Either way, the result is encouraging in that this country is taking steps to break…

HELLO… MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA…

This week, I received a shirt from my friend Angie in Ohio. Angie and I went to Anderson together many, many years ago. One night my junior year, the campus movie was The Princess Bride and though we had not heard of it, we decided for a dollar, could we turn down such inexpensive entertainment?…

THE ALCHEMY OF HARRY POTTER

This article comes from one of the foremost experts on the Harry Potter series, John Granger. I’ve been looking for an intelligent answer besides, “well, it just doesn’t,” when someone insists that Harry Potter introduces children to the occult and this article reinforces that thought. John Granger delves into the literary traditions of alchemy that…

STILL WILD ABOUT HARRY

I have had many opportunities this week to discuss Harry Potter with supporters of the Harry Potter series, and with those who still have reservations about the world JK Rowling has created. One thing I have learned in my years of blogging and in creative discussion is that you can lead a horse to water,…

SIMPSONIZE ME

I don’t claim to have ever watched an entire episode of The Simpsons, but I thought this site was fun. So I Simpsonized myself and this was what I look like in Springfield.

POPCORN FOR BREAKFAST & THE MOVIE THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

I finally viewed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this morning. Before I dive into the movie, I want to comment about my movie experience. I used to get a kick out of seeing movies on opening night with 6-10 of my friends. We’d get there early, plan out our strategy for getting…