Movie Review: “Shazam!”

This movie came very close to being a fun, entertaining, reasonably silly, reasonably meaningful movie but just didn’t quite make it. As any comic book fan will know, Billy Batson is a teenage boy chosen…

No Health Insurance for 2019

I won’t be having any health insurance next year. My job offered me basically 2 options. There was the cheap option, which was pretty much what I had this year and went unused for all…

The Lord of the Ringing?

Had a moment of true panic yesterday morning. I was heading out the door for work. I looked around to grab my phone – and it wasn’t there. I looked everywhere for it – on…

Newton and Leibniz

Of course it would be a huge exaggeration to say that the basic underpinnings of modern cosmology were laid down by just two people, but with these two people, it’s not quite as much an…

The Case Against Audio Books

(Reposted from a previous blog) Audio books are making great strides in popularity, which is rather understandable given the advances in audio recording and playback technology. Philip Pullman, author of the book trilogy “His Dark…

Texas Independence Day

Today, March 2, is Texas Independence Day. On this day in 1836, delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos, both Texian and Tejano, declared Texas to be free and independent from Mexico. This fact means different things to…

Our Faith

Our faiths are each our own no matter what we call ourselves– Catholic or Baptist or Mormon Muslim or Buddhist or Jew Hindu or Atheist or Pagan Taoist or Agnostic or Jain. Though we share…

Bummed Out by AT&T

I get my internet service from AT&T; I have for about the last 15 months. For the most part I haven’t had any real problems with them (besides their jacking up my rates just 12…

Gorillas to Mangle Pink Floyd Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday February 11, will be the 26th-or-so annual performance of the Men’s Gorilla Chorus and Orchestra during the service at Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church in The Woodlands, TX. I say “or so” because no…