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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Abominable | Movie Review

Kiddos are anticipating the opening of “Abominable”tomorrow, and why not?  The trailers are good and it looks like a lot of fun.  It is,...

Story of a toxic family | Mark’s Remarks

I like talking to older folks. There have been many I’ve “interviewed” over the years, tucking their stories in my little notebook. I read...

‘Wonder’ is one of best this season | Movie Review

Being a middle school teacher, I’m usually pretty critical of middle school-aged books being made into movies. Really, I’m critical of any books made...

Land | Movie Review

From the beginning of director and actress Robin Wright’s “Land,” the audience is offered a series of emotions that are in stark contrast to...

Logic | Mark’s Remarks

Lately, I’ve headed to work as the first bits of daylight light up the sky and noticed the moon is still out. The other...

The Rodent Destroyers | Planet Ryan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with snakes. I’m not talking about keeping a house full of them in cages...

All Alone | Mark’s Remarks

I have recently read two separate news stories in which people have passed away. The twist to this story is that no one noticed. One...

Cool it | Mark’s Remarks

I heard a very respected leader, one who I hold in high regard, use the words “cool it” the other day.  This was amid...

‘Despicable Me 3’ | Movie Review

'Despicable Me 3' Tries Hard and Falls Short Sequels are a big gamble for movie makers. We all loved "Despicable Me." The sequel was pretty...

June Cleaver’s Dark Side | Mark’s Remarks

Readers, I am shocked and scandalized by the behavior I have just witnessed from one Miss Barbara Billingsley.  Remember her? She was Beaver’s mother.  As...

Man cards and the demise of the male species

I had a good conversation recently with a gentleman I respect very much.  We talked a good deal about how guys are, about friends...

Kajillionaire | Movie Review

During the opening scene of Miranda July’s new movie “Kajillionaire,” words like eccentric, unconventional and even weird come to mind.   But keep watching. As with 2005’s...
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