‘In My Life’ Articles

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Love is a Cat Named Firestar

Love is a Cat Named Firestar

  “I hate cats. I hate their attitude, I hate that they make me sneeze; everything.” -Me, Most of My Life And now, a love story… Once upon a time there was a boy who hated all things cat. Part of this hatred was due to a curse, an aller-geas put upon the boy by [Continue]

Jedi Without an Order: Professional Identity Crisis

Jedi Without an Order: Professional Identity Crisis

   “A Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they…If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.” -Jedi Master Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes [Continue]

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

  “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” -The Great and Poweful Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz I’m always jazzed to see the interest in this site, and am especially excited by the bunch of you who make a point to come by every-other-week and see what’s happening. I always endeavor [Continue]

24HR Holiday Radio Show Behind the Music: The Magic of the Marathon

24HR Holiday Radio Show Behind the Music: The Magic of the Marathon

“What’s this? There are people singing songs… The sights, the sounds! They’re everywhere and all around What’s this? I’ve never felt so good before This empty place inside of me is filling up I simply cannot get enough. What is this?” -Jack Skellington, “Jack’s Lament” The Nightmare Before Christmas Every year it is a holiday [Continue]

Wholesome Horror

Wholesome Horror

Horror as a genre, is like the carnival geek; it evokes ridicule, misunderstanding and has had a history of being looked down upon by the masses. But to some, like me, it’s way cool. In recent years, shows like The Walking Dead have brought the horrific from the shadows and at least onto cable. Entire [Continue]

Six Word Selah

Six Word Selah

Selah: To pause and reflect. Ancient Hebrew I first came across the word selah in my undergraduate Jewish Poetry and Wisdom Literature class. It’s found in both styles of writing and is most often used to really get the reader to stop and think about what they’ve just read. It may only be the ancient [Continue]

A Sacrifice of Heroes

A Sacrifice of Heroes

     “To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate – unlike most films.” -Alan Moore, author and comic book writer Childhood safety. It’s a favorite blanket, tattered from being drug on countless adventures. It’s a plush toy with a silly name. It’s a parents’ arms. [Continue]

Camping, A Love Story

Camping, A Love Story

“It gives me a feeling of self-sufficiency, a feeling of attachment to the land and to the world, I kind of oneness with the universe. That tie, that link, that connection is all we have. Without it, we are lost.” – Marty Stouffer, host of Wild Kingdom On living in harmony with nature The happiness [Continue]

Turned By Phrase: A Life in Three Quotes

Turned By Phrase: A Life in Three Quotes

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” -Pearl Strachan Hurd, British Politician   I love a great turn of phrase. Perhaps you’ve noticed. I love them because they harness the power that words have to shape a life, focus it to laser clarity, and allow it to penetrate deep into who [Continue]

Living in the Aloha State

Living in the Aloha State

“Aloha, interjection (Ə-‘lo-(h)ä) used as a greeting or farewell Hawaiian, from aloha; love First Known Use: 1820.” -Miriam-Webster Dictionary   “Daddy, can we live here?” My Daughter asked. I looked around at the cool white sand, bright blue water and smiling faces. I breathed the warm, fragrant air—lightly salted from the sea—and truly couldn’t blame [Continue]

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