Michael Connelly has done it again, with his hit novel "The Night Fire." A decades old murder, with the suspect still on the street. A more contemporary case, where a homeless person living in a tent is burned alive. A murder-book hidden away for decades brought to light by the widow of the cop who … Continue reading Book review: The Night Fire by Michael Connelly.
Photo by Aphiwat chuangchoem on Pexels.com For the second time since the new year rang in, I screwed up and forgot my night-time meds. The problem is, without the meds, I don't sleep. Unfortunately, by the time I realized what had happened, and why I wasn't sleeping, it was four in the morning, and if … Continue reading Oops…
Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Well, it's been a week. Between work and church commitments this week, I've definitely been busy. The good news is that I got all the videos shot and the video put together today, a full day earlier than I had planned. The bad news is that one of the … Continue reading The tail end of a busy week…
Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com The fatigue I've been feeling is starting to get old. Yesterday was really bad. Today has been somewhat better, with the fatigue not starting to settle in until later in the day. Today has been quiet. With the fatigue kicking my ass I mainly played low today, reviewing some old … Continue reading Feeling inspired…
Today wasn't as productive as I would have liked, but it was still productive none-the-less. I started the morning doing some telephone interviews for a story I'm working on, then it was off to the store for the day. The store was quiet, but I did manage to get some creative writing done. I attempted … Continue reading Waking up functional…
One thing that is really surprising about all the events going on in the world is that my anxiety is not climbing. There could be a few reasons why this situation isn't affecting me more: I already live with a heightened state of awareness due to my anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and this … Continue reading Why I’m not panicking, yet…
"Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whacha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" The "Bad Boys" are back, in a fairly solid movie. I'm don't mind movie sequels, however the further between a movie and it's successor, the less inclined I am to like it. It's especially bad when they come over a … Continue reading Movie Review: “Bad Boys for Life” (No spoilers)
Today has been interesting. I started this morning off conducting an interview with my town's two doctors, then headed down to the store and had lunch with Lynn. When I got home, I had a chat with my editor in regard to the interview this morning then headed onto the treadmill for a workout. The … Continue reading Pushing through the fatigue and keeping busy…
Today has been quiet. I was at the church for our annual general meeting this morning, then some research and writing for a bit this afternoon. I was supposed to head to Halkirk to take some photos this afternoon, however since I can barely see across the street, I decided that discretion was the better … Continue reading Contemplation
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comSome heroes wear capes. Others wear bunker gear and uniforms. I'm feeling the love today. My Facebook page has blown up with birthday well-wishes, and I am grateful. I know I haven't been in a great headspace lately. I know I've been struggling and feeling overwhelmed. The support means the world … Continue reading Heroes
The explosion broke the silence of the pre-dawn desert. Our SEAL element was conducting a raid on a small village in western Afghanistan. The date was September 15, 2001. As soon as the towers came down on September 11 our entire unit was recalled to base. Seventy-two hours ago our friends in the agency presented … Continue reading Flash fiction; Dogs of war
"The Outer Worlds" has been a fun game so far. Produced by Obsidian, the creator of fan-favourite "Fallout: New Vegas," the game can be used as a study to see what would happen if corporations take over control of space exploration. Set in the distant future, the player is a settler on a colony ship … Continue reading Game Review: The Outer Worlds (No Spoilers)
I didn't know what to do, I just knew it needed to stop. Grave after grave after grave. I got tired of burying my friends. The past few months have been particularly harsh, losing thousands of fighters to the alien horde. I should start at the beginning. My name is James Ryan, and I am … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Stopping the war
Photo by Lina Kivaka on Pexels.com His alarm pierced the darkness of the early morning. For Mason James the early mornings were part of a new normal since he started working for the ambulance. With his shift starting at seven, and a 90 minute commute to the small community he worked in, five in the … Continue reading Flash fiction:Going Home
The latest version of the web slinger has swung his way into theatres once again, this time in Spider Man: Far From Home. Where Dark Phoenix did pretty much everything the wrong way and suffered from it not knowing quite the type of movie it wanted to be, the latest Spider Man movie is everything … Continue reading Movie Review; Spider Man: Far From Home (Potential Spoilers for Avengers Endgame and Spider Man)
After a decade of build up, Marvel has concluded phase 3 of the MCU with a truly epic Avengers:Endgame.Beware, potential spoilers ahead. Still with me? Endgame picks up a matter of days after the Thanos snaps his fingers, eliminating half the people in the universe. The movie starts strong, and barely slows until the end … Continue reading Avengers:Endgame Movie Review (Potential Spoilers)
While not the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I think 'Captain Marvel' makes a case for being in the top third of the movies that Marvel Studios has been pumping out since 'Iron Man' kicked things off in 2008. Brie Larson plays Marvel's first bona fide female solo hero, and between the acting, … Continue reading Movie Review: Captain Marvel(No Spoilers)
"Hold on, you died." "Yeah, well it didn't stick." I could not believe my eyes. My long time friend Jason stood before. "I was there, Jas. How are you here? I saw you go over that cliff." I was still stunned, my thoughts going back to that fateful day five years ago when Jason had … Continue reading Writing prompt: Reunion
The shriek of the radio tears through the night. Another night's sleep wrecked. It's time to go to work. Another interaction with people having the worst day of their lives. Another person gone too soon. We are highly trained. We are highly motivated. We do this job so others may live. Photo by Pixabay on … Continue reading The path through the darkness
Best. Transformers. Movie. Yet! A friend and I went to go see Bumblebee on the last night it was playing in our local theater. It was not what I was expecting, but definitely better than the dumpster-fire known as Transformers: The Last Knight. Aside from throwing the timeline of the existing Transformers movies for a … Continue reading Bumblebee Review (No Spoilers). Best Transformers yet!
Lynn and I had our first date night in quite awhile last night. We took a run in to Stettler, dropped some bookshelves off at the Stettler mall in preparation for the Christmas event that she is partaking in this Friday and Saturday. After, we went for supper at one of the local restaurants, then … Continue reading Movie Review (No Spoilers): Bohemian Rhapsody
Yesterday, Lynn and I hit the open road headed east to Saskatchewan. Despite the late start we got due to Lynn waking up with a massive headache, we still made good time, and made it to the in-laws place before it got too terribly late. The trip may have been long, but the weather cooperated, … Continue reading Road trip.
The long white halls, Door after door of those in pain. I have been here before, The darkness has returned. For many long years, The hallways have been my safe place, Receding here when the darkness returns. The journey has not been easy. The journey has not been pleasant. The scars on my body a … Continue reading The battle in the dark.
Ghosts linger in everyone's life. Memories of life lived. Memories of those gone before us. I carry my ghosts in my memories. My ghosts are the ones. The ones I couldn't save. I'm haunted by flashes of the past. I remember you, ghosts. I remember how you died. I remember telling your family That there … Continue reading Ghosts
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