On Paterson and Poems

As an English teacher, I am about to commit heresy: I don’t really care for poetry. “BLASPHEMY!” you shout – and I understand if you react that way. How could I, a high school English teacher, a man who adores Dead Poets Society, not care for poetry? I’m honestly not really sure. Maybe it was…More

Five ways to improve The Bachelor-verse

When it comes to entertainment tastes, my wife and I rarely see eye to eye. But, we have bonded over exactly two things – murder documentaries and trashy dating shows. Between three seasons of The Bachelorette (beginning with the unprecedented Claire/Tayshia double season), a season of Bachelor in Paradise, and now into our second season…More

The Chosen – When Art Touches Faith

If you’ve read my blog in the past, it’s no secret that I have been critical of “Christian Media”. This is something I first wrote almost 10 years ago (insane to think I’ve been blogging that long), only to be further illustrated in my completely unnecessary, ridiculous, and insanely detailed breakdown of a mediocre Christian…More

Nolan, Time, and Tenet

Christopher Nolan is obsessed with time. Of the ten theatrically released films he has made, six revolve around one or several main gimmicks: Time itself is the major driving factor in the plot of the film. The structure of the film is presented in a nonlinear way. Time is a heavily focused upon element within…More

The Tumor

Cancer is a difficult topic for me, as I would imagine it is for many people. My mother went through breast cancer twice (and survived). Both of my grandfathers died from cancer: one from lung cancer, another from a brain tumor. The image of my grandfather being unable to speak because of the tumor in…More