Remembering Richard Matheson

Richard MathesonFebruary 20, 1926 – June 24, 2013 Hearing yesterday afternoon that writer Richard Matheson passed away struck a profound chord in me. While Mr. Matheson is best known and remembered for his horror works (he penned Hell House and I Am Legend, among others) and writing the iconic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” episode of … Continue reading

World War Z: A Review

I went to see World War Z yesterday and while I looked forward to seeing it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There’s the usual hype that accompanies a Brad Pitt film and a zombie apocalypse film to boot but I recall hearing that the film was tweaked and reshot and normally that doesn’t bode … Continue reading

Still Kicking

Yes, I am still here. Alive and well, relatively speaking. I have gone through a few of the toughest months of my life and while I would never want to repeat them, with perspective they have provided me a great deal of insight into myself. I am a writer. Despite the fact I have not … Continue reading

The Sunshine Award

It’s always so gratifying and an honor to receive an award from someone, for anything really, but especially for what I write on the blogosphere.  This one is incredibly special because it comes during one of the saddest times in my life, it’s ironically called the Sunshine Award and it comes from one of the … Continue reading

Please Excuse My Absence

Have no fear, I am still here (or so Dr. Seuss would say in his unique and catchy way).  I have been going through an emotional upheaval and change in situation that has prevented me from posting.  No worries – – you won’t hear of me trashing a hotel room or shaving my head and … Continue reading

Why The Breakfast Club Is Still Relevant

Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe? – John Bender to Richard Vernon It’s hard to believe that The Breakfast Club is 28 years old.  Yep, 28 years.  Funny how a movie that was released when I was 16 years old, in the middle of my junior year of high school, remains relevant … Continue reading

Facing My Fear

I am going to admit something that I have never admitted before.  To anyone.  Not even myself really. I am scared.  Don’t mistake me – – I am no Doomsday Prepper.  I don’t have a bomb shelter and I don’t keep an emergency supply of food, water, medicines and basic necessities that will keep me … Continue reading

People Like Me Are Why You Need a Good Proofreader

Poor grammar and spelling appear to be an epidemic affecting our country.  Okay, so maybe it’s not as newsworthy or mind blowing as obesity, gun control, homelessness, etc.  But for self-titled Grammar Nazis like myself, finding free and loose spelling and grammar in print is like nails on a chalkboard.  (Insert high-pitched screech here).   Unfortunately I … Continue reading