Glazed Man & Rat Girl 2 is Here!

My second book is finally out of my hands and into the capable hands of Amazon.com where it is a available as a paperback or Kindle e-book. Click below to get more information on the book. Don’t miss their amazing “Look Inside” tool that allows you to read the entire first chapter of my book, right there on my Amazon page. Click Here to see Glazed Man & Rat Girl 2 Continue reading Glazed Man & Rat Girl 2 is Here!

Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown is a book that on the surface sounds like it belongs in the genre that can be summed up as young-hero-takes-on-the-evil-establishment-and-wins, but that description will only apply before reading the book. A few chapters into Red Rising and I knew I was reading something completely original that takes the aforementioned genre and turns it upside down and then lifts it to new breath-taking heights. Our main character is named Darrow. He and his people are called the Reds, a class of people who are born and die beneath the surface of Mars, mining for natural … Continue reading Red Rising

Cover Reveal – Glazed Man 2

  At long last, I’m revealing the cover of my new book, Glazed Man and Rat Girl 2. See it here, below. This book is the second in the series and it will provide answers to the cliffhangers that I left my readers with at the end of GMRG#1. What happened to Martha (Rat Girl) and the rats after they blasted off from earth in their tiny rocket? Did they ever make it to Mars? And what about our other hero, Glazed Man? Last we saw him, he had been kidnapped by some mysterious person whose face was familiar to Glazed … Continue reading Cover Reveal – Glazed Man 2

The Maze Runner Books

STAR for Entertainment Value …. and a STAR for Clean Content …  The Maze Runner Trilogy, written by James Dashner, and consisting of The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure are an excellent Young Adult series that I highly recommend to anyone 13 and up. There are other titles in the series that I have not read. I believe they are prequels to the main series. The storyline throughout the whole series kept me guessing. I was never really sure where the stories were going, and that’s a good thing. These books are completely original in their concept. … Continue reading The Maze Runner Books

Easter – Truth or Fairy Tale?

There’s nothing wrong with dying eggs with our kids and taking them to easter egg  hunts as long as we also spend time reminding them of what Easter is really about. The entire Christian faith rests upon the event that Easter was originally meant to celebrate; the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its not enough to teach our kids that Jesus was a good man who we should give reverence to once or twice a year. Our kids need to know that the Bible stories are true. The historical evidence is there. We, as parents and grandparents, and mentors need to … Continue reading Easter – Truth or Fairy Tale?

Beauty and the Beast 2017, Still Magical

A STAR for Entertainment Value … Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie gives us all the charm and magic of their 1991 classic and more. The translation from classic animation to real live actors and sets was almost flawless in my book, although I must point out that it wasn’t a full translation. By that I mean there were still many computer generated characters, effects, and settings throughout the film. However, this new mostly live action version was a faithful, modernized adaptation of the animated Beauty and the Beast that we all know and love. The actors chosen to … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast 2017, Still Magical

Agents of Shield

Watching Agents of Shield has become the go to Father/Daughter event of my household. When I, along with my 12 and 14 year old girls decided to start watching Agents of Shield last summer, I made one rule; we must watch each episode together. My hope was that the experience of watching a particular show together would become a highlight of our week and even create special memories for all 3 of us. I remember back in my childhood sitting next to my Mom many a nights watching Mary Tyler Moore and All In The Family, Taxi, and Cheers, and laughing … Continue reading Agents of Shield

Thoughts on Dr Strange Movie

After seeing the new movie, Dr. Strange a few nights ago, I’m giving it the following two ratings:  for Entertainment Value  for Content Concerns The 2 symbols I’ve used above are called SPLARS, a hybrid of a STAR and a SPLAT. A SPLAR means the movie falls somewhere between good and bad. Entertainment Value In many ways, Dr. Strange was a very entertaining movie. Benedict Cumberbatch was perfect for the role. Not only was his acting right on, but he fit the part physically as well. The character arc for Dr. Strange as a character was very effective. He was somewhat unlikable … Continue reading Thoughts on Dr Strange Movie

Captain America: Civil War … Good vs Good = Bad

I finally got a chance to see Captain America: Civil War over the weekend. I know its been out since May of this year, but life has been busy and movie going funds have been low. My daughters and I have been patiently waiting for this, the next installment in The Avengers saga to come out on DVD. The movie promised one of the largest cast of superheros ever assembled for one movie. There were familiar favorites and fresh new faces. This was going to be great, or so we thought. We popped our popcorn, poured our sodas, turned up the volume, … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War … Good vs Good = Bad

Conclusion of End of the Rope

I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading my story as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. Please let me know your reactions through comments, emails, or Facebook posts. To go back and read part 1, click HERE. To go back and read part 2, click HERE. END OF THE ROPE – part 3 – by Scott Cahan … Erin pushed the door closed and was immediately overwhelmed by the bright sun that engulfed her. She closed her eyes and stood still on the cement stone in front of the shelter door. She tried to take a moment and prepare herself mentally, but she … Continue reading Conclusion of End of the Rope