My Dark Path – Great Podcast

When I come across an exceptional podcast that I’m genuinely enjoying, I like to help spread the word about it. My Dark Path is the name of the podcast. It is produced by science fiction author, M.F. Thomas and according to the subtitle on his website the podcast “explores the fringes of history, science, and the paranormal.” Each episode focuses on one portion of history that is little known, bizarre, and stems from some darkness within human beings. The show’s choice of topics are all things that I find extremely interesting. Topics such as airships, UFO sightings, a haunted hotel, … Continue reading My Dark Path – Great Podcast

WandaVision

I just finished watching the final show of WandaVision. This is the series that is supposed to officially kick off the new phase of entertainment for Marvel Studios. Being the big fan of Marvel comics/TV/movies that I am, I was really looking forward to this show. Now that I’ve seen it I have to say my reactions are mixed. On the positive side, I enjoyed the sheer creativity of the series. There wasn’t a single story element of the show that was predictable. It starts out like an episode of I Love Lucy complete with black and white film, 50’s … Continue reading WandaVision

6 Great Novels about Pandemics

Books about the end of the civilized world are one of my favorite sub genres of science fiction to read. I’ve read about everything from nuclear war to alien invasion that causes it all. One of my favorite causes of the end to read about and a topic that is really hot right now is a pandemic. That generally means a plague or some kind of widespread sickness. Below are six of my favorites, all of which I highly recommend. I want to be clear that I do not think this kind of scenario is about to happen in the … Continue reading 6 Great Novels about Pandemics

Now That’s Funny #4 – Mr. Bean Christmas

Mr. Bean might be the last brilliant comedian who also happens to be G-rated. If you haven’t heard of him I encourage you to look him up on YouTube. Everything he does is hilarious. The sketch that I’m sharing below is perfect for the holidays. It includes a rather large turkey plus some awkward Christmas celebrations between Bean and his girlfriend. Enjoy. Continue reading Now That’s Funny #4 – Mr. Bean Christmas

Now That’s Funny #2 – Monty Python’s Olympics

This is part 2 in my series of blog posts that highlight some of the great comedy from the past that was not dependent on vulgarities or sexually related humor to be funny. Monty Python is another huge influence on me as far as the kind of humor that I enjoy. When it comes to my inspirations for my Glazed Man and Rat Girl books, the top two are definitely SCTV (see my previous post) and Monty Python. Specifically, I’m a big fan of the old Monty Python and the Flying Circus British TV show, plus their classic movie, Monty … Continue reading Now That’s Funny #2 – Monty Python’s Olympics

Now That’s Funny #1 – SCTV’s Half Wits

Our world today seems to have forgotten how to be funny. Most modern humor on television, streaming services, or movies depends on humor that shocks the viewer into laughing. It’s as if the writers and producers think that only R rated material can be funny. Recently, I heard one director of comedy movies say he was getting out of the business of making comedies because he is tired of people complaining about the way his movies insult people. He complained that our culture has gotten so sensitive that it was almost impossible to make a funny movie without getting sued. … Continue reading Now That’s Funny #1 – SCTV’s Half Wits

Cool Easter Animation

In celebration of Easter, I’d like to share the video below. It was created by The Bible Project. Their videos are top notch, both in artistic style and in clarity of message. To see more of their videos, go here. The one that I’ve shared below is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It not only describes what happened in the events of the resurrection, but it also does a good job of explaining the significance of it all. It’s more than just a cool Bible story. It is the most important event in the history of the world. I … Continue reading Cool Easter Animation

The Many HOPES of Christmas

by Scott Cahan, ….  Everyone, it seems, loves Christmas. Sure, there are some modern-day Scrooges who have their reasons for not liking Christmas, but the majority of us find something special to enjoy about Christmas time. I believe that something special is a little word with a big meaning … hope. I have observed that practically everyone, young and old, finds something to hope in during the holiday season that lifts their spirits and gives them something to celebrate. This includes Christians, people of other faiths, people who don’t know what they believe, and even people who claim to be atheists. This … Continue reading The Many HOPES of Christmas

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?