My Family at Christmas

  Merry Christmas from the Cahan Family As my Christmas Card to my readers, here is a photo from a few days ago when my family and I made a day of going to a Choose & Cut Christmas tree lot near our home in the mountains of North Carolina. There we drank hot chocolate, rode a hay ride through the maze of trees, and then walked among the trees until we all agreed on the perfect one for our living room. We made a day of it and had a great time, just as we always do when we’re all together. Merry Christmas … Continue reading My Family at Christmas

My Calvin & Hobbes Sweatshirt

Finally, one of my kids has turned out to be a Calvin & Hobbes fan and was excited when I offered to pass my Calvin & Hobbes sweatshirt to her. This is my sweet daughter, Alyssa wearing the sweatshirt that has great sentimental value to me, and now to her. Not only is it depicting one of the greatest comic strips of the 20th century, but it’s a true one-of-a-kind. I know this because I painted it 25 years ago. That’s right. I painted it with fabric pencils and fabric paint, from one of my favorite Calvin & Hobbes strips … Continue reading My Calvin & Hobbes Sweatshirt

NOAH Making Waves

The movie Noah will hit theaters March 28th. The director Darren Aronofsky and Paramount Pictures have been sailing on rough waters, so far, as they have struggled to produce a movie that will please Christian and Jewish viewers as well as everyone else. According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, the director and the studio have different strategies for making movie-goers happy. Their different approaches have caused some serious waves on their journey to completion. THE ARTSY DIRECTOR – Darren Aronofsky has produced some remarkable films leading up to Noah including The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. His … Continue reading NOAH Making Waves

My Mission

Welcome to Stars & Splats. In short, my mission is to shine a light on good entertainment, and leave the bad in the dark. I approach this task as a lover of well-crafted and highly creative entertainment. My idea of a perfect evening is relaxing on the couch in my den in front of our TV, surrounded by my wife and kids, eating popcorn, enjoying a good movie together. When I look at today’s movies, television, popular music, and books I see that production values are going up  while moral values are way down, lower than ever before with no … Continue reading My Mission