Tag Archive | movie

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Our family doesn’t go to the movies very often. We took our daughter and several of her friends to see A Wrinkle in Time for her tenth birthday party. Before that, we only saw 1 or 2 movies in the theater in the past year. We all decided to see Ready Player One. Good choice. It’s a […]

Cinderella as Christianity

Cinderella as Christianity

The news has been full of all kinds of craziness the last week. From gay marriage rights to the Confederate flag to dire warnings about dry drowning and lyme disease, you can’t be on the internet without seeing some sort of negativity. I tried to stay out of the gay marriage debate. I really did […]

Book First, Then Movie

Book First, Then Movie

I keep seeing people post on Facebook that they just saw the latest Hobbit movie. Some like it, some don’t, some are disappointed, some are enthralled. I haven’t seen it yet. I have a rule (although I’ve broken it a few times) that I can’t watch the movie until I’ve read the book. Calm down. […]

Observations on being a “New Generation Writer”

I was a struggling author trying to land an agent or publisher for several years. Now I’ve been published by a small indie press for five months, with plans for a book to be released November 2012 and another book to be released as a serial in an online magazine starting January 2012. During all […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]

Sounding Off on “That Word”

I recently read a blog post about the controversy over removing the “n” word from Mark Twain’s Huck Finn. I’ll admit that at first I was on the side of the blogger. She compared the word being so casually used in literature to that of the word “rape” being used casually—such as someone complaining that they […]

Celebrating Six Years….

Six years ago on the seventh of January, I went to the courthouse with Mwiche Kalinda and we became man and wife. There was no crowd of people that we knew cheering us on, no minister that we had hired, no special suit for me or dress for her, and no photographer around either to […]