My Reading Journal, 2022: Fiction

Fiction: I have a fond memory from earlier in the year following a blind buy of Gallant. I had been inspired to read more fiction. At the time I was immersed in non-fiction (still am), and I was craving a good story. This set in motion an intentional effort to uncover more literary fiction. MyContinue reading “My Reading Journal, 2022: Fiction”

My Top Films of 2022: The Hidden Gems

As it is with any year, it’s been a good year for film, As it is with any year, taking the time to seek out worthwhile titles will merit possible gems and worthwhile projects and personal favorites. There remains a wealth of new titles and plenty of ways to see them, especially as the yearContinue reading “My Top Films of 2022: The Hidden Gems”

Favorite First Time Watches of 2022 (Not Including 2022 Releases)

All About Eve (Directed By Jospeh L Mankiewicz) An outstanding character study built on the stand out and largely complimentary performances of Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in the role of these two women in quiet contest each with their own interests and motivations. The script is equally wonderful as it weaves in some wonderfulContinue reading “Favorite First Time Watches of 2022 (Not Including 2022 Releases)”

My Top Animated Films of 2022

I feel like this year has a little bit of an odd one when it comes to animated films. For me personally there hasn’t really been a stand out entry, and the ones that are populating the larger conversation are a pair of less traditional choices (the stop motion Marcel the Shell With Shoes OnContinue reading “My Top Animated Films of 2022”

My Top Horror Films of 2022- Outliers and Rankings

If I had to sum up horror in 2022 I might narrow it to down to two basic observations- an interest in telling women’s stories featuring compelling women characters and strong leads, and second an examination of parental/generational relationships. We can see this in early releases like Alex Garlands Men, a film that grapples withContinue reading “My Top Horror Films of 2022- Outliers and Rankings”

The Fullness of Time and The Beauty of the Incarnation: Reflections on Galatians 4:1-7

“What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under theContinue reading “The Fullness of Time and The Beauty of the Incarnation: Reflections on Galatians 4:1-7”

The Miracle of Christmas and a Classic Christmas Memory

“This is the imagination. It’s a wonderful place.” Perhaps the most vivid memories of Christmas’ past belong to the early morning hours of Christmas morning. This is where I would get up alone, organize the presents in the lights of the Christmas tree, and watch a Christmas movie as I waited for the rest ofContinue reading “The Miracle of Christmas and a Classic Christmas Memory”

John O’ Donohue and The Beauty of Colour

“Colour is not a cloak worn by an object; each colour is generated and shows the vulnerability of an object: Its being-seen-ness.” “One of the great illusions of human vision is that there is stillness, yet what seems still to our eyes is in fact never still. The whole physical world is in a stateContinue reading “John O’ Donohue and The Beauty of Colour”