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How to Reinvent the Hero in Story
You can’t have a story without a hero in the sense that the word “protagonist” and “hero” are interchangeable. So every story has one. But I want to see the hero reinvented. I want to see a hero who d...
The Hijab Checkmate
Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, the reigning U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, is ruffling feathers by declining the invitation to compete in the World Chess Championships which will be held this February in Tehran....
For Humanity's Sake, Put the Cards Down!
If you’ve recently played Cards Against Humanity or plan to at your next party, you are a horrible person who should contemplate this transgression and get rid of the cards. At least that’s what Dan B...
TV for the Rest of Us
I am just getting around to catching back up with network TV. Honestly, working full time, managing a household of four children and all their associated activities left me with little time. I haven't...
The 7-Election Poll
There has been a lot of talk this election about "We the People" and the desires of the same in the 2016 Presidential race. Luckily, one organization takes their responsibility to get the pulse of the...
Queer Wonder Woman vs. the First Transgender Superhuman
DC Comics has decided to make Wonder Woman queer. This follows contemporary trends. But if you’re interested in fiction that bucks convention, read, “The First Transgender Superhuman.” The Los Angele...
If We're Living in The Matrix, I Need Some Upgrades
There has been so much happening in the “news” recently, we’ve almost forgotten the most important revelation from last week: We are living in The Matrix. So say the great tech minds. Three things c...
Beauty Is Important
Beauty is important. And while you see an increasing amount of people rejecting this concept I do not. It’s why you find beautiful women in my fiction. Valiant Entertainment publishes a comic book se...
Are You a Court Junkie?
Are you exhausted with Election 2016 yet? Put the social media away for a day or two and tune in to a new podcast. Consider it a much-needed Calgon moment. That's exactly how I felt when I found the n...
Roger Moore Was a Better James Bond than Sean Connery
WHAT?!? REALLY??? I know what you're thinking. You're saying to yourself, "Self, a vote for anyone other than Sean Connery is a vote for Hillary Clinton." But that's just not true, and I'll explain w...
Obamacare, the Healthcare Industry & Prostitution
Recently, a Utah couple had a baby in a hospital. A beautiful moment, indeed. The new father recalls the nurse asking mom if she would like to do skin to skin after the baby was born, to which any san...
I Wish I Had a Patronus Charm
This weekend my son and I had a scripted heart-to-heart thanks to the Cub Scouts and his desire to earn his first badge. While not exactly as heavy as the birds and bees, discussing “How to Protect Yo...
October Surprise: Wikileaks turns out to be Wimpyleaks
Well, we have the seen Wikileaks "October Surprise" we heard about ad nauseum. this spectacle was originally billed as the venue where they would expose one of the presidential candidates as a crimina...
Contemplating a Bucket List
The story of a 102 year old woman arrested by police to fulfill a "Bucket List" wish made the rounds of the interwebz. Not being one to regularly contemplate my mortality, this story struck me and I h...
Irresponsible @#$% I Learned from Dad
Drive safely. Be careful what you say. Always be fair. Follow the rules. Unless, you’re my dad. Dad was never a drinker, was unfailingly faithful to my mother, worked hard, prayed hard, and did most o...
Please Be Toxic With Your Masculinity
It' really simple. I do not take out the trash unless it is urgent and a son or spouse can not be found. I also do not mow the lawn, pick up dog poop or do much of anything that involves hand tools un...
A Badass Chihuahua
There are some things you just shouldn't do, even if you are able. I love big, hearty dogs. Most of my adult life has been occupied with Labrador retrievers. A solid 80 pound hunting dog with a loyal ...
Marcus Aurelius: The Philosopher Liberals Love to Hate!
Liberals live by a philosophy that is dictated by emotion, more than fact. Liberals believe that if they don't like something that is at odds with reality, their version of reality should reign. Their...
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
I was a law enforcement officer in the US Air Force from 1988 - 2000. One of my greatest memories while serving in the Air Force was of an encounter I had with a veteran while working the South Gate a...
Walk for the "Runners"
Kidney disease is on the rise. I had no idea that one in three of us are at risk for kidney disease. Although diabetes and high blood pressure are two major kidney disease risk factors, CKD (Chronic K...
Nipples Are Men’s Way of Appropriating the Female Body
Men are scum. The history of their existence is nothing but death and destruction. And as we all work to destroy the patriarchy we can never launch enough social justice wars towards that end. And wit...