Mary Popins Returns—Movie Review

As always, this movie review is spoiler-free. Mary Popins Returns is the story of Michael Banks, now grown up, and his three children as they learn to cope with life challenges with Mary Popins as guide. Here are my impressions of the film: Musical Memories—The original Mary Popins movie is full of iconic ditties like... Continue Reading →


The Rithmatist — Book Review

The Rithmatist is a YA novel by Brandon Sanderson. The story is set in a steam-punk alternative United States, called the United Isles, where magic-wielding rithmatists protect the people from creatures called chalklings. I will admit, seeing that past sentence in letters on the page makes the book sound super nerdy. Any I suppose it is.... Continue Reading →

The Capillarity of Truth [Mystery Short Story]

Credit: The Capillarity of Truth   The bedside table was ringing. No. The phone on the bedside table was ringing. Jim fumbled in the dark and pressed the cold, plastic receiver to his face. “Hello?” he said. “Jim. It’s me. Lance.” Jim sat up in bed as a flash of lightning illuminated waterey veins crisscrossing... Continue Reading →


Blanks   Fill in this          . The Titanic          . A lemon rind is               . Hide and          . Think, then           . For he’s a jolly-good               . An apple a        . Work and          . Can you hear me        ? Just goes to          , You never            , When or Why or          .   But let’s... Continue Reading →

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