Comic Books

I was once a comic book fan, abruptly terminated as such when I was forced to give away the comic books I’d been collecting for years. My family was moving from Hawaii to Arizona in 1977, returning to the home my parents still owned. I had a footlocker filled with comic books and my parents … Read more

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones have come a long way since they first became affordable. Up until the point when Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, they were only used for voice communication and text messages. Now they’re used for almost everything imaginable. What Do You Call Mobile Phones? Back when mobile phones started becoming commonplace, most people … Read more

Dystopian and Post-apocalyptic Fiction

Dystopian fiction explores the aftermath of extremely negative societal changes. Post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of some of that dystopian fiction. Both of them cross the boundaries of fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories. Some of these types of stories are fascinating to me, while others are borderline repulsive. Post-apocalyptic fiction, in particular, tends to … Read more

Video Entertainment

Video entertainment includes movies and series, regardless of how they’re delivered. While movie theaters used to dominate movie delivery, that’s no longer the case. Television sets still dominate the delivery of series, but they will eventually lose that battle. Streaming video is where everything is headed, that isn’t already there. Movies At one time, the … Read more

Medieval Entertainment

A couple of weeks after the first birthday of my youngest grandson, the entire family went to the Medieval Times dinner theater at the Arundel Mills mall in Hanover, Maryland. Our group added up to nine people, and that little boy had a blast. My wife, Josie, and I were staying with our older son … Read more