Since this is election season and everyone is trying to grab the attention of whatever demographic they can these days, I thought I would rerun this post about my generation, Generation X. I think of all the posts I’ve ever written, this one has gotten more response from a broader range of people than any… Read More


Even if you haven’t touched a brick in years, you should check out the documentary Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary. I’ve never put together a LEGO set in my life, but I was captivated watching how passionate people could be about these deceptively simple toys. I was drawn in even more, though, by the… Read More


Today’s post will be very simple. “Take It Easy,” by the Eagles, is my favorite song of all time. Glenn Frey sang the lead vocal. R.I.P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhH3mRkKDX8https://widestass.com/https://widestass.com/categories/… Read More


(WARNING: This post contains a massive spoiler concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have not seen the movie yet, do not read past this point. If you either have seen it or don’t mind being spoiled, read on…) I have now seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the theater four times. This… Read More


It would be very easy for me to simply recycle the post I wrote at this time last year, when I talked about how I didn’t want the next December to be another “Long December” I could identify with. Truth be told, this December ain’t been so great either, so I could once again wish… Read More


You know what always gets me about Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol? Scrooge never gets another chance with Belle. Maybe I’ve been poisoned by too many Hollywood romances, but I always wished Scrooge could somehow be reunited with the woman who clearly was the love of his life. Maybe a chance encounter… Read More


It seems I hear it every year when I’m at the mall. I’m not sure why that’s when I notice it. Maybe it’s because shopping and music seem to be so interconnected these days. Some people can tune it out, but I always catch at least a little bit of what is being played over… Read More


It is no exaggeration for me to say the original Star Wars movie – “Episode IV: A New Hope” – completely changed my life when I watched it in the theater as a child in the 1970s. In this day and age of digital wizardry, it’s difficult for some people to imagine that when that… Read More


At the time of my typing this, I have 1,854 songs on my 160GB iPod. I would love to be able to say every song on there is precious to me in some way, but that really isn’t the case. There are even some songs on there I don’t even like all that much. I… Read More