Monthly Archives: December, 2019

So Long 2019

I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2019. It flew by. I still haven’t gotten used to writing 2019 and I’ll have to figure out how to write 2020 starting tomorrow. Weird. I would recap the year, but it went by so quickly that it’s all a blur. I hope you had a good […]

A Dream

I had a dream last night. In and of itself, that’s not a big deal. According to people who study such things, we all dream every time we sleep. I almost never remember my dreams, though. It’s rare enough that I sometimes wonder if the scientists are wrong and I don’t actually dream every night. […]

Experiences vs. Things?

I frequently see people who say that they value experiences over things. I’ve never really understood what they mean. I worry that I am just being defensive because I like things. The statement feels condescending, like I’m some sort of cretin for liking my things. It would be understandable if I got defensive. But I […]

My Favorite Recordings of the Decade

As the 2010’s come to a close, there are a ton of “best of” lists floating around. I’m not going to do a best of because I don’t understand how you rank things like that. But, I thought I’d share some of my favorite music from the past decade. Basically, this is music that I […]

A Busy Friday

I’m putting the Philosophy Phridays posts on hold for this week. It’s almost eleven o’clock and I’m just now getting some time to think about writing. It’ll take me more than an hour to read a whole entry and write commentary about it. I won’t bore you with all the details of my Friday, but, […]

The Rise of Skywalker – Some Positives

I wanted to write some more about The Rise of Skywalker. But, I don’t feel like complaining right now. So, I thought I’d try coming up with some positive things about the movie. 1. Ian McDiarmid – McDiarmid plays Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, the Prequel Trilogy, and The Rise of Skywalker. We’ll […]

A Satisfying Christmas

As a kid, Christmas is many things. It’s exciting and fun and wonderous and magical. As an adult, it’s different. I still love Christmas, but not in the same way. As an adult, Christmas is a lot more work. It’s our job to make it exciting and fun and wonderous and magical for the kids. […]

Christmas Cookies

One of my family’s holiday traditions is my mom makes Christmas cookies every year and gives them to family and friends. A few of those cookies are the cookies we leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. We got our cookies a few days ago. They are delicious. Unfortunately, I am a picky eater. That means […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Initial Thoughts

Well, I saw the new Star Wars. It was a bad movie. Like, a really bad movie. But I have some good news. My preparations worked. I went in expecting to see one of the worst movies ever made, and it met my expectations. That’s something the last two didn’t do. With Episodes VII & […]

Preparing for Episode IX

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker came out a couple of days ago. I have not seen it yet. I had debated not going to see it, but I am going to. I’m not exactly sure why I’m going to. I feel obligated. I really don’t want to hate it. So I’ve been […]