The legend of the vampire existed long before the days of Count Dracula’s bloody tyranny in Romania. In fact, the vampire obsession dates back millennia in countries across Europe. Continue reading
I’ve seen “The Bishops Wife” at least twenty times in my life.
It’s a classic and beloved Christmas movie.
But something about it hadn’t really occurred to me until watching it again last night. Continue reading
Zach Hodskins is my new favorite basketball player. This guy is amazing and he’s only got one hand! I don’t mean that he’s really good for a guy with just one hand; I mean that he’s incredibly good and as an interesting side note he’s only got one hand! Continue reading
Lee Wilson invented that group at schools known as the “cool kids” in 1994. He realized that he was one of a select few who recognized what being cool was all about so Lee decided that this collection of minds should meet daily away from the watchful eyes of teachers and principals. Therefore he dubbed what is to this day called “the cool table.” Continue reading
It seems like it was only yesterday that we were told the Harry Potter books and movies were going to turn children into witches and warlocks. Mark Driscoll, pastor of the Mars Hill Church, recently went off on the Twilight Saga’s story, success and its fans on his church website. He called Twilight “porn” for teenage girls.
I don’t think he did himself any favors among the masses and, though I like Mark, I think he went overboard and hasn’t actually read the Twilight saga enough to be slamming it the way that he is and making the accusations that he makes. Read More…
This really happened. I’m not exaggerating and whatever quotes I make are exactly as I remember them.
A dry Arkansas summer hadn’t yet given up the ghost as my fifth-grade year of school headed into late September. My class and I, along with the two classes below us, were enjoying recess without enough testosterone in our bodies to make us think twice about the sweat that caused our tee shirts to stick to our skin. Continue reading
To all you coaches out there, don’t be jerks to your players. They work their butts off most of the time and if they don’t, then handle it but otherwise, talk to them like human beings. In high school sports I had a few coaches yell at me like I was a dog on a near daily basis and to be honest, if I could go back in time I’d probably bust a few of them in the lip. They had no real power over me, but because I wanted to play basketball, I gave it to them. I shouldn’t have. Continue reading
So I’ve learned that Marco Polo can be played double blind. What that means is that at least two people are in a pool and, like in tag, one person is “it.” The “it” person says, “Marco” and everyone else in the pool is supposed to say, “Polo.” The sound guides the person who is “it.” But with double-blind Marco Polo, the person who is it closes his eyes along with everyone else in the pool who’s playing. It takes honesty but if played right requires more strategy but will bring more laughter. Sunscreen is still relevant since it appears that massive ball of fire that’s millions of times the size of earth is still cooking along pretty well. Ice cream is still very difficult to resist. And my next book is almost done. Take care!
Last November I blogged about a real-life jet pack and I was pretty excited about it even though it was actually very large and was more like a small plane. I mean, really you certainly couldn’t wear it on your back like a backpack as we’ve seen in James Bond movies. It was more like a personal plane without the protection of any covering or a parachute. Continue reading
Yes, I know some of you are thinking, “Isn’t it spelled ‘theatre‘?” Nope, not in English spoken in the United States where this blog resides. Not unless you want to start spelling “center” as “centre” and “liter” as “litre.” Continue reading