On the nature of scribbles

There are a great many logical and noble reasons for having children, just as there are a great many “logical” and “noble” reasons for not having them. One reason that often goes unspoken, at the risk of sounding like some kind of cruel and selfish lunatic, is that children are the purest and best form…More

Andor has made me believe in Star Wars again

Season one has wrapped, and I believe Andor is the best Star Wars content since the Original Trilogy. Here are some reasons why. Tony Gilroy When I heard that Gilroy was going to be the showrunner for the series, I was initially surprised. Why? Because Gilroy isn’t a “Star Wars guy”. He’s gone on record…More

What were you expecting?

Most things are viewed through the prism of politics today, whether you like it or not. The recent midterm elections were preceded by all the usual talking points: “the fate of the country is at stake”, the “most important elections in our lifetime”, and my favorite, “this is where the country is saved or lost”.…More

Lockdown

After barricading my classroom door and windows, I looked down at my Hawaiian shirt and thought, ” of all days to possibly die, it had to be Tropical Shirt Tuesday.” Less than five minutes earlier, I had been walking back to class after a fire drill. Within that short period of time, I heard the…More

14 Billion Miles Away

Yesterday I read the Voyager 1 probe is currently over 14 billion miles away from the Earth – traveling over 38,000 miles per hour. Somewhere out there in infinite blackness he marches on silently and stubbornly proclaiming to the void “I am here! Someone made me!” – His maker? Out of range. His instruments? Dead.…More