the 5 stages of reading A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson, has been one of my favorite books for almost a decade now.  Since that time, I have read it twice and recently commenced a third go-around in honor of the movie.  I am enjoying it just as much this time as I did the first, and find… Continue reading the 5 stages of reading A Walk in the Woods

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Comic-Con 2015: reflections, predictions, and knee-jerk reactions

Okay, here it is.  After much research, consideration, and pirate prospecting (not as dirty as it sounds...unless you ask a studio executive), I present to you my top five highlights from Comic-Con 2015.  Enjoy! #5 - Fox's Deadpool / Fantastic 4 / X-Men: Apocalypse Gotta' give these guys low marks  out of the gate for… Continue reading Comic-Con 2015: reflections, predictions, and knee-jerk reactions

Daredevil: a redemption story

At the risk of losing all of my fangirl street cred, I have to make an important confession: I did not hate the 2003 Daredevil movie.  The script was weak, granted, and it struggled with tone and motivation (Am I an action movie?  A thriller?  A romance?  Which one will make the most money?).  But… Continue reading Daredevil: a redemption story

emerging incisors and other signs of spring

My youngest daughter is a stunningly beautiful five-year-old with bronze hair and hazel-green eyes.  She is the fire and the clown in our family, always moving at full velocity and stopping only to sleep, if then.  She fears nothing and examines everything; we joke that when she grows up, she will be a doctor by… Continue reading emerging incisors and other signs of spring