Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Spoilers I recently re-watched the original Jurassic Park after some years and was pleasantly reminded about just how great a film it is. The effects still hold up very well, and it is an incredibly well paced and constructed movie with great characters. I grew up watching the film and gained a newfound appreciation for it from... Continue Reading →

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Music picks May/June: Courtney Barnett, A Perfect Circle, Kanye West, Jackie Hill Perry, Slowly Slowly

It's been a while since I've written any music reviews, so here's a bunch of recommendations of the last month or so! Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett After a rise to fame with 2015's Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett's been exceptionally busy. The Nirvana-esque, garage-punk vibes made... Continue Reading →

No Man is an Island

No man is an island, Entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, As well as if a promontory were: As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were.... Continue Reading →

The Birds

At work we've got this birdcage, which from one point of view is fantastic therapy. Looking at the birds is a nice distraction, however it also means someone has to clean up the poo all over the large cage; change the water; food; and provide additional maintenance. It's all a fuss. Anyway, I decided to... Continue Reading →

The Pear Tree

"Theft is punished by thy law, O Lord, and by the law written in men's hearts, which not even ingrained wickedness can erase. For what thief will tolerate another thief stealing from him? Even a rich thief will not tolerate a poor thief who is driven to theft by want. Yet I had a desire... Continue Reading →

Karl Barth on Man-made Religion

"Our relation to God is ungodly. We suppose that we know what we are saying when we say “God.” We assign to him the highest place in our world: and in so doing we place him fundamentally on one line with ourselves and with things. We assume that he needs something: and so we assume... Continue Reading →

An Observed Grief Part II: Other People

I've a few thoughts to share regarding the nature of dating, relationships, friendship,  singleness, etc. These posts are to chronicle God's grace in my life and be an encouragement to others.  A few of these preliminary posts were written in 2016.  "An odd by-product of my loss is that I'm aware of being an embarrassment... Continue Reading →

Solo: A Star Wars Story

*Moderate Spoilers* At some point around halfway through Solo: A Star Wars Story, I really hoped there was something that I could really like about it. One or two scenes revealed much potential, especially the scene where Han and Chewbacca meet. I was wondering why I hadn't laughed much, or felt particularly thrilled, despite reading... Continue Reading →

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