Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, 1×02 (a review)

Rating: 5/5 stars Perhaps expectedly, the sophomoric episode, aptly entitled Zoey’s Extraordinary Best Friend, opened with a feel good, high-energy music number, which instantaneously managed to make me feel at home; as though the five week interim between the pilot and the latest foray had ceased to exit. In wholly unexpected–some might even say shocking– […]

“A Confession” (My Testimony)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”   For at least a year, possibly two, I would read the aforementioned Scripture, conveniently located on a wooden placard in the lavatory of  Le Anne and Karl Johnson’s former home. Whenever I read the words, […]

“Look Back In Anger” 3×11 (a Bull review)

https://www.cbs.com/shows/bull/video/qfUvr_rfhauEvKUaVD1LoPxz2PSo_2m1/bull-look-back-in-anger/ I love Bull, I have since the beginning. The series (starring Michael Weatherly, whom I adore,) has consistently delivered compelling storylines, supported by great acting, decent character development, and sufficient, honest emotion. Monday’s episode, aptly entitled, Look Back In Anger, went above and beyond any of that. It is, thus far, my most beloved […]

The Lesson (review)

bookshelves: short-stories, we-need-diverse-books, african-american, favorites, coming-of-age, stream-of-consciousness Recommended to Dustin by: Julie Recommended for: Holly Torres Rating: 4/5 ststars    First and foremost, I must thank Julie Grippo, whose exquisite taste in books often inspires me, and whose very impressive review of Toni Cade Bambara’s Gorilla, My Love, piqued my interest in the author’s work. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show…    The Lesson being on display in the aforementioned collection, […]

“Another Day” (working-title)

So, I just wrote this little story this afternoon, based on a prompt in a Facebook writing group. I don’t say that to brag or anything, but because I’m pretty proud of it. *starting the New Year off right* *pretty much the rough draft* *** “It’s going to be a cold day,” the weatherman said […]

“Scheherazade” (a short story review)

bookshelves: mystery, magical-realism, short-stories, metafiction, favorites Recommended to Dustin by: Stan Prager Recommended for: anyone that’s breathing. Rating: 4/5 stars Haruki Murakami has been on my TBR since the fall of 2011. 1Q84, specifically. Alas, I never got around to him, for one reason or another. Murakami, notoriously known for his beautiful prose and magical realism, gained fame in the United States around that […]