In preserving the superhero genre, women will save the day

In 2015 director Steven Spielberg said something that has stuck with me: "... There will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western. It doesn't mean there won't be another occasion where the Western comes back and the superhero movie someday returns." Westerns, which I enjoy, were mainly popular in… Continue reading In preserving the superhero genre, women will save the day

Hey, Andy, did you get a haircut? Me: I got them all cut

I always seem to get comments from the people around me whenever I get a haircut. Some people compliment me, and some people—in a harmless, good-natured way that I enjoy—call me "cue ball" or ask me if I'm enlisting. I'll let my hair grow for a while—maybe a few months—and then get it cut super… Continue reading Hey, Andy, did you get a haircut? Me: I got them all cut

Why wear a wristwatch?

I bought a watch recently that I thought I would wear more as an accessory than a timepiece. It’s a Timex from Target, about as inexpensive of a watch as one can get, with a red (of course) band that is far more comfortable to wear than my Soviet watch. Being a somewhat anxious person, the newer watch has served an unintended purpose: It helps me focus and stay in the present.