Book Rec.: Rawhide Down

I love nonfiction books that point you to a specific point in time that may have lasted from several minutes to an entire day, and every facet of that event is digested and rolled over and over again, analyzing that particularly momentous moment in history. In the case of Rawhide Down, the event on display lastedContinue reading “Book Rec.: Rawhide Down”

Victory Through Tragedy

On this particularly difficult day in America, I’d like for us to take a moment and pray for those who were directly affected by the 9/11 terror attacks twelve years ago. Pray for their hearts, wounded and salted by this anniversary. Pray for their courage as they seek a nearly unreachable forgiveness. Pray for theirContinue reading “Victory Through Tragedy”

Jaws was Real!

A couple of years ago I read Peter Benchley’s Jaws. It had a great story, but I was turned off by the overuse of needless profanity and ridiculous sex scenes. Needless to say, Spielberg’s 1975 rendition surpassed the book in terms of, well, everything. But it turns out, Benchley’s tale is not all that fictitious. If you’veContinue reading “Jaws was Real!”

My Top 10 Movies: No. 1

If you exclude any Disney or Pixar movie, there’s one that, to me, stands head and shoulders above the rest. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I enjoy the simpler films. To me, a story isn’t great based off of what’s told, but rather how it’s told. Think back to 127 Hours . A story about a guy whoContinue reading “My Top 10 Movies: No. 1”

“America Will Never Forget Their Sacrifices”

The following is taken from The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, is the day we honor Americans who gave their lives in military service. This holiday was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War. Immediately after theContinue reading ““America Will Never Forget Their Sacrifices””

My Review of Lincoln

Think about it. There’s probably not a person over sixteen alive today living in America that hasn’t seen a Steven Spielberg movie. Unless they’re Amish. Or blind. Still. I always say, “We can all use a little more Spielberg in our lives.” Alright, alright, so he messed up with the snore-fest War Horse (I still don’t knowContinue reading “My Review of Lincoln”