The Scariest Movie I’ve Ever Seen

While I’ve never really sought out horror flicks, I’ve watched tons of them over my lifetime. As a kid who literally ran out of the room when Mad Marge’s eyes turned into cartoon eyes during Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, I never would have expected to be someone who would enjoy the scarier things in cinema, but I’ve grown to appreciate a good horror flick. From watching movies like Critters and Gremlins on tv when I was younger to my adult life of being in love with all of the zombies I could find, I’ve definitely grown into someone who can really get into a well-crafted piece of horror fiction.

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Crafting Fiction

Hey folks,

So, I have to apologize here real quick. Because one of the intentions I had for this space when I was initially working on coming back, was to fill it with far more examples of my creative writing, instead of just putting out a bunch of random crap-posts about whatever is on my mind…but things have just gotten far too busy in my life to actually sit down and have some fun with the writing, instead of just crapping out whatever is on the top of my mind.

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Why Are Naps So Awesome? And So Hard to Find?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge fan of naps. Not that I’ve always been super good at actually taking them, but I’ve definitely loved them. When I started having kids in my life was probably the best time I’ve ever had for taking naps. Considering I have a special skill which makes me amazing at putting babies to sleep, all I’d have to do is take a young child, put them to sleep, and then it was completely reasonable for me to also fall asleep while trying to keep them sleeping.

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Here Comes The Sun

We’ve officially made it past the shortest day of the year (you know, ~2 weeks ago), and in Wisconsin, that means that we’re currently making our way through the coldest days of the year as we wait for the sun to actually come back, even if our days are a little bit longer than they were yesterday.

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The Power of Noise

Early on into the pandemic, I found myself in this weird place where although the world really didn’t feel all that abnormal, something still felt off in my life. I obviously wasn’t going to too many places, but it was probably somewhere around the start of summer where I got to this point where it felt like there was this gaping hole in my world, and I couldn’t figure it out.

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Another One of the Little Things I Miss

If there’s one thing I’ve missed most during this pandemic, it’s probably travel. That’s not to say that my family and I haven’t had the opportunity to travel at all during the past two years. In fact, we had an amazing week in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a once-in-a-lifetime road trip from Wisconsin to Nevada and back, visiting 9 different national parks over the course of those 9 days. These are things that I will never forget and, honestly, find myself wishing we could do again.

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Agreeing – The Most Mythical of Things

As someone who tends to ride somewhere along the middle of everything when it comes to politics, religion, and whatever else, I’ve often found myself in a place where I typically can’t find a single person who agrees with me. Like, while it’s possible for me to find someone who will agree with me on some things, it generally doesn’t take me very long to take an agreeable conversation and turn it into something where that person thinks I’m way off base on everything.

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Escaping The Rock

So, since we’re finally in the new year, and I’ve mentioned a few times how I’ve been looking toward the future, it turns out that now is the perfect time to start making some strategies for how I’m going to live my life now that 2022 is upon us. 2022 is a huge year, I think for all of us, especially if we can manage to end the pandemic. But even if we don’t, this is my last year of school.

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