Category: Writing

MY PERSONAL TOP TEN MOVIE VILLAIN LIST – #7

  7. The Candyman – Candyman   Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman . . . .   Can you do it? Can you say it the fifth time? If so, you’re a braver soul than I am. As with the previous entries on this list, I’m referring to the movie character Candyman played by the inimitable…


How to Save Country Music by Putting a Stake Through the Heart of Bro-Country

First of all, yeah, I get it. I’m old. You kids get off my damn lawn blah-blah-blah. Tastes are subjective and everyone likes different things and I know I am not the age group being targeted by today’s musicians of any genre. Now that that is out of the way, I’m going to tell the…


100 Words

Lately I have been in a bad place, mentally. I’ve struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. I can remember feeling like this as a very young child, with the inability to even begin to express what I was feeling. Perhaps that’s why words are so important to me. I remember feeling…


My Personal Top Ten Movie Villain List – #8

8. Matthew Hopkins – Witchfinder General I will sing to the heavens praises of Vincent Price to anyone who will listen, and even to those who would prefer not to. Picking a favorite Vincent Price villain is like trying to pick my favorite breath. Even the worst one is still good because it keeps me…


My Personal Top Ten Movie Villain List – #9

It’s that time again! For all three of your who come here to find out what I’m doing, tonight I’m posting Number 9 in my Top Ten Movie Villains List. So, without further adieu, here you go, you vast gluttons for punishment you. 9. Lucien La Croix – Forever Knight Keeping with the theme of…


My Personal Top Ten Movie Villain List – #10

I started this list a year ago, but then a tree fell through my house and I ended up a little sidetracked. You know, shit happens, life goes on. So here is my much, much belated series about villains. Now, first of all, I’m going to tell you the criteria by which I’ve chosen these…


Gentle Creatures of the Appalachian Hills

Anyone who knows me knows my love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with living in Appalachia. A lot of it stems from my allergies from every living green thing that grows on this planet. Every season and its change is a different kind of hell for me, and I’m certain I’ve spent more on Benadryl and Sudafed…


Shark!

It’s been a while since my last update. Summer always tends to get away from me. I can’t believe it’s already August! Yes, August, that most blessed of times known to man as Shark Week. From the time I was seven years old, I’ve never missed a single Shark Week. Every August, I sit glued…


Shattering the myths of glass (or running headfirst through a storm door).

In movies, its a nice dramatic moment when a hero/heroine has to make a quick escape from the enemy by jumping through a glass window, or when the villain falls through a glass skylight. They always manage to get up and limp away, sporting aesthetic cuts that show yes, their lives are dangerous, but nothing…


Why Angels Love Bad Men

Give yourself a cookie if you know where I got that title. If you guessed country music, get yourself another cookie. If I haven’t completely turned you off yet, keep reading. There’s some good stuff ahead, I promise. The title, aside from being a good song by the Highway Men, begs an interesting question. Why…