A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he … Continue reading Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family
I’ve always enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. In some of the earliest pictures of me, I’m sitting at a card table, focusing on the pieces, and trying to put them all together. My methods were a little unorthodox – I did not flip over all of the pieces before starting, I did not do the edge … Continue reading These Things I Give You Today…
Awhile back I posted a “Mailbag Monday” entry on the blog’s Facebook page, asking readers to shoot me questions or topics they wanted me to touch upon. Me being the (un)timely fellow that I am, I’m just getting around to answering the submissions! And so, without further ado: Fantasy Football Of all the activities I’ve … Continue reading Mailbag Monday, Answered!
The official movie trailer for Part One of Stephen King's IT came out within the last couple weeks. Have a looksie, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk After viewing it, I immediately reposted the trailer to my mom's Facebook page, telling her to mark her calendar for dinner-and-a-movie night. Soon after, people started commenting about how … Continue reading Why Do You Like That Stuff?!
When I started this blog back in January, I didn’t know where it would lead me. I knew I had a bunch of stuff in my head that needed to be exorcised, so the site has been very cathartic in that sense. Initially I created the blog’s Facebook page as a way of segregating my … Continue reading Gabe’s World: Year Four
Bill Pronzini, award-winning author who has written across numerous genres, has been churning out top-notch fiction for over forty-five years. While many of his standalone novels are fantastic (my favorite of which is The Crimes of Jordan Wise, which I reviewed here many moons ago. Run out and read it now, if you haven’t already; … Continue reading All Pronzini, All the Time
Fresh off my post about happenstance comes another bit of randomness that I was happy to experience… A few months back I was slogging through my evening commute. With one hour and forty-five minutes of drive-time awaiting me, I was trying to find a way to pass the time. Normally I would have an audiobook … Continue reading Book Review of Mindy Mejia’s Everything You Want Me to Be