My 10 Favorite Scenes from Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is my all-time favorite trilogy / series of movies.* I would love to watch through them all once a year, but it ends up being like once every 5-7 years. (They are 4 hours apiece,** since we’re talking about the Extended Editions.) Well, foolishly I thought that Alicia and I could easily watch through them after I quit my job and she was still on maternity leave.

That was December. Fast-forward to July, and not only did Alicia bail out after The Two Towers, I just recently finished Return of the King in bits and pieces over the last several weeks. Mea culpa. Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Scenes from Lord of the Rings”

New Podcast Recommendation + Most Anticipated of 2017

I like podcasts. (For the uninitiated, podcasts be like on-demand radio shows.) There’s a whole smattering of my favorites available on the Writing page, because stories for your ears are as good as ones for your eyes. I try a lot of podcasts, because there’s so much great content out there.

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A website by any other name would give a 404 error.

I’ve learned a valuable lesson of late: I’m not going to have nearly as much time on my hands being a full-time dad as I thought I would. Even with Alicia around (and, frankly, doing more than her fair share of babycare duties at the moment), it feels like I’m constantly running from one house chore to the next.

So clearly, that’s a great time to start a project like launching a new website, right?

Yep. That’s what I thought too.

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