Save the Cat!

Book Reviews

Let me preface this by saying that I have rarely hated any book as much as I hate this one. Most of this will be me spitting vitriol for being forced to read this for a screenwriting class. I will start with its (few) merits and go from there. Save the Cat! is a well-known tool […]

March 17, 2018

Priest Vol. 1, A Prelude to the Deceased

Book Reviews

Spoilers Ahead! The first volume of Hyung Min-woo’s western fantasy manhwe series, Priest, sets a violent scene in the American West that is populated by train robbers and hellish demons. Anti-hero Ivan Isaacs’ first outing shows Isaacs taking on a train of the undead monsters, servants of the fallen angel Jarbilong. A Prelude to the Decease, […]

January 25, 2018

Think Like A Freak

Book Reviews

The third book by the authors of Freakonomics, the bestselling book that has been the source of fascination and criticism in equal measures. If nothing else, the book works as advertised; it makes you think. Think Like a Freak is entertaining as ever. In all honesty, I wish it were longer. With fun stories and educational insight, […]

January 18, 2018

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Book Reviews

The collection including the first Elsewhere comic and it’s sequel promise great things from a Victorian Era Bruce Wayne. While both do an adequate job in capturing the Gothic feel associated with the time period, it comes up just short of a truly amazing product. Perhaps I am biased. Perhaps reading League of Extraordinary Gentlemen only a month […]

January 11, 2018

Challenge the Known


“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”  ~Oscar Wilde The truth is elusive and often distorted by biases and prejudice. To know something is true rarely actually has basis in evidence anymore. We allow the constant noise around us to shape our opinions and distort reality. This is especially true regarding our concepts of […]

May 20, 2016

Above All Else, Be Flexible


“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~Albert Einstein There is no way to know what the future holds. None of us knows our fate, and there is so much left up to chance when one travels. So the most important lesson I have learned on my journeys is to be flexible. Not […]

May 17, 2016

It’s a Dangerous Business


“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  ~Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings Travel is inherently dangerous. From the moment you pass over your threshold, you leave the comfort, familiarity, […]

May 15, 2016