The Pros and Cons of a New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off

It was just leaked/announced that Marvel is developing a spin-off show from its popular hit “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” This is exciting news for me, because I love that show and all things Marvel. It is also exciting because the last spin-off they did, “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” was so ridiculously awesome. Seriously. If you did not […]

There is No Terror Like a Lost Child

There a lot of things to be afraid of in life. Some things are good, healthy fears, like the fear of fire or speeding cars. Most of our fears are stupid though, and we know this. We are lied to, tricked, and manipulated every day by businesses, politicians, the media, and whomever else has something […]

The Roads and Rails Museum of Frederick, MD

My ten-year-old self has just found his new favorite place.  It was completely by accident of course; we went there with the intention of making my three-year-old son very happy.  Bleric Ack had been hunting up fun things for us to do while we were staying with him over Thanksgiving, and this was the top […]

Television Binging

People don’t watch television the same way they used to.  We buy whole seasons of shows on DVD, or on some cases whole series.  We have every episode of something streaming on Hulu or Netflix, and even while shows are actually being broadcast people complain if there are repeats or a week off with no […]

The Need For a Tidy Ending

I am almost finished with A Feast For Crows, book 4 of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” or, as many of you know it, “The Game of Thrones Books.”  I read the first two books way back in 2000, and when book three came out in 2001 I devoured it quickly.  Then I had […]