The Borgias

The BorgiasI rarely write about television programs. Most of them bore me to death. But occasionally I find a series that really compels me to engage with it. The Borgias, a historical-fiction drama created by Neil Jordan (created for Showtime), that aired from 2011 – 2013, is such a TV series. You can find it on Netflix.

Originally conceived as a … Continue reading

Goose Bumps

Goose bumps Photo by: Ildar Sagdejev
Photo by: Ildar Sagdejev

Do you remember those? Goose bumps?

I seemed to get them a lot when I was a kid. I would encounter something that I found to be unexpectedly gorgeous, fantastic, awe-inspiring, breath-taking, and I would get goosebumps. But the older I get, the less I seem to experience goose bumps. Oh dear: less euphoria in … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day Four

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.

Today we drove out to see Hoover Dam. We stopped to have breakfast. Steve melted in the parking lot. All that remains is his hat to shield his little bald head from getting sunburned.

Weather Las Vegas

Steve Melted

We drove over the dam, but for security reasons, cars are checked, and the … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day Three

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.

Steve went running early this morning. He started before the sun came up when it was only in the 90’s. He reported that on his run down to the famous Las Vegas sign on the strip, he encountered a woman staggering back to her hotel wearing one high heel … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day One

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.

We arrived in Sin City late afternoon. The temperature was 99º—but it was a dry heat. Riiiight!

So why did we come to Las Vegas, which is not at all one of our favorite cities? Well, my dear friend Mark had 2 extra tickets to Barbra Streisand. Astonishingly, … Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them?

So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there … Continue reading

Uniquely Positioned to Shed Some Light

Trump and BibleIntroduction

In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement … Continue reading