Author: Ken

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Fixing The Glut of DVDs

If you’re like me, you like TV and movies. And when you find a movie franchise or a TV show you really like, buying the DVDs so you can re-watch a favorite whenever you...

Mom’s Birthday

My mom would have celebrated her 63rd birthday today. That fact has been on my mind a LOT lately. I even picked up at CVS a Whatchamacallit and a Hershey’s With Almonds bar –...

Riverdale

I am not a fan of comic books, although I do enjoy the stories when told in other media (films, tv shows) because they are generally more entertaining and less predictable than other genres....

Asymmetrical Patriotism

Back in November, I was watching the reaction to Trump’s election win and had thought about writing a reaction to the reaction, noting how asymmetrical it was. Trump supporters continued to berate Hillary, demand...

2016 In The Rearview

2016 is drawing to a close, and boy was it a doozy. I got my CEBS certification in March. I went on a road trip through the rural Virginia, the Smokey Mountains, and ultimately...

Not That Kind of Liberal

Back when I was in college, I wrote a summation of my political beliefs that pretty much was like this: “I am a liberal for those who drink at Starbucks, not those who protest...

This “Dumpster Fire” Is Almost Over

Before this dumpster fire of an election got started with an angry screed toward Mexicans, I used to be a political activist. I volunteered for Frank Lautenberg and Erskine Bowles. I knocked on doors...

TV Fall 2016: Verdicts on New Shows

In previous posts I gave you my initial impressions about new shows and the general themes and schedules of the Big 4 networks. After a month or more of binge-watching, here are my verdicts:...