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Top 10 presidential names that will never be popular baby names

Top 10 presidential names that will never be popular baby names
I was just thinking about the name Madison for some reason, and how that’s become a standard name for girls, after sounding “kind of weird” when it first started gaining momentum. There are Carters and Reagans aplenty in the world. And Tylers and Taylors. There was a player on Butler’s team last year (GO DAWGS!)... Read more »

Back in my day...this is how we did snow days

Back in my day...this is how we did snow days
My dad once came home with a new TV set for the family. Okay, “new” is not the word. The thing was a massive console television that had survived a fire. It was covered in a thin film of soot; and even back then, my brother and I knew this TV was OLD. It looked... Read more »

2017 Superlatives: Best in TV and movies so far

2017 Superlatives: Best in TV and movies so far
I’d made this 2017 resolution to blog about the best things I’d consumed each week, to kind of keep a running tab of the year so far. That didn’t pan out. But, if Donald Trump has taught me anything–Wait. That’s not right. Anyway. Here are the best in movies and TV so far this year:... Read more »
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No conspiracy. Moonlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards

No conspiracy. Moonlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards
Watching the Oscars last night was quite a roller coaster ride. There was a point there where I thought Mel Gibson and Hacksaw Ridge might take home the director and best film awards, and I was starting to have flashbacks to election night–like, I’m watching this train wreck, this slow car crash I can’t swerve... Read more »

The 89th Academy Awards: Which movie should win Best Picture?

The 89th Academy Awards: Which movie should win Best Picture?
As we’ve done for the past several years, John and I marathon-ed the Best Picture nominees at AMC in advance of the Oscars ceremony. This is a great way to see how the films truly stack up against one another. The films this year, I think, compare favorably to each other, but I don’t know... Read more »

Looking for peace and love on Facebook? I feel you.

Looking for peace and love on Facebook? I feel you.
The new-ish trend on Facebook is people asking for more positivity and fewer political posts. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s my assumption that the people seeking peace and love are either A) Trump voters who are regretting their decision, B) Trump voters who are not regretting their decision but feel like they need to hide... Read more »
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Lady Gaga reclaims America for all of us

Lady Gaga reclaims America for all of us
I was watching Twitter more than the actual Super Bowl, so I was privy to many of the hot takes over there post Pepsi Zero No-Calorie Zero Sugar 100% No Fun Halftime Show. People were upset that Lady Gaga hadn’t overtly sent a giant middle finger (metaphorical or actual) in the direction of our current... Read more »

Donald Trump, make America love you again in ONE SIMPLE STEP

Donald Trump, make America love you again in ONE SIMPLE STEP
Dear Mr. Trump, You’ve had a rough couple of weeks. You know it. I know it. The entire world knows it. Your ratings are, frankly, in the toilet, which has to be killing you. But there’s an easy way to fix this. There’s a very simple action you–and only you–can take to stop the bleeding... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 8: A show everyone should watch

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 8: A show everyone should watch
Didn’t I just answer this one? But I supposed that was referring to a show that everyone should watch that is currently on the air. The show everyone should watch to gain a broader perspective on our country, government, crime, the press, schools, etc. is The Wire. It’s also just really, really good TV. ***... Read more »
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30 Day TV Challenge, Day 7: Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 7: Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show
Wow, so many questions about my favorite TV show, which, again, I’m saying is Seinfeld. As far as my least favorite episode goes, I’m going to say it’s the pilot. Seinfeld needed some time to grow into itself. *** I wrote a book! It’s YA novel, THE SOUND OF US. You can find the details... Read more »