Up until this semester everything has followed the traditional school path.  Go to class. Attend the lecture with notebook and pen answering questions, participating at an acceptable level of activity and turn in the homework, essays and reading responses.  Do those things and you have a excellent chance at passingContinue Reading

Ah, Lord of the Rings.  One of the trilogies that (for the most part) works efficiently, effectively and excellently.  It also works as a literary and cinematic metaphor to draw comparisons up against my current college experience.   I’m facing down the first tower this semester and it’s been a challenge. Continue Reading

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future is disappointing.  Lord of the Rings is acceptable.  Godfather Part II is timeless (let us not speak of Part III and Sofia Coppola).  Tomorrow begins my second full year inContinue Reading

**Warning – there’s one piece of adult language in this post. It is topical and serves a purpose.** I’ve been trying to work Ol’ Blue Eyes into a blog post for the last year and today – on the anniversary of my return to school – it finally came true.Continue Reading

I love movies.  I love books.  And I love music.  Plenty of the subjects I write about here and on other blogs are often related back to one of these three things. Today there’s plenty to pull from.  Finals are over.Continue Reading