Posted in July 2015

Series 8: Did Clara Oswald Improve?

Series 8: Did Clara Oswald Improve?

In a previous post, I expressed how disgruntled I was at the Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswald, for two brief reasons during the course of Series 7 (there were plenty of others, but The Name of the Doctor holds particular distinction). There are several notable events that occurred during Series 8 which will bring me to … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood, John Salvi III, and Conspiracy Theories

Planned Parenthood, John Salvi III, and Conspiracy Theories

With the recent videos being released about Planned Parenthood, there is serious moral questions to be asked of those who ‘fraudulently represented themselves,’ as described in the Texas Tribune article: The anti-abortion group behind two undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue donation visited one of the organization’s clinics in Houston, Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

I Loathe a Pity Party

I Loathe a Pity Party

This past week I was at a church event and one of the participants seemed to, during an important segment, talked about how much of “hard life” this person had. This person didn’t just say it once, but noted it again, and again, and again, during this person’s single moment of speaking. Needless to say, … Continue reading

Congressman Seth Moulton: McDreamy or McSteamy?

Congressman Seth Moulton: McDreamy or McSteamy?

Rep. Seth Moulton Hometown: Marblehead, Mass. Age: 36 Relationship Status: Single Party Affiliation: Democrat He’s served four tours in Iraq, hosted a TV show and earned degrees from Harvard, but Seth Moulton insists he’s a “boat shoes, no socks” kind of guy. “I think people often think of me as very intense. I’m a congressman and all, but I’m … Continue reading

Top 20 Songs from the Musicals

Top 20 Songs from the Musicals

#20. “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray #20. “Seasons of Love” from RENT #19. “Anything Goes” from Anything Goes #18. “Send In The Clowns” from A Little Night Music #17. “America” from West Side Story #15. “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music #14. “I Know Him So Well” from Chess #13. “Tonight (Ensemble)” from … Continue reading

A Brief Review of 3 Memoirs, Part One

A Brief Review of 3 Memoirs, Part One

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren The book was pretty easy to get through. It, unlike the next two books covered, was considerably light in material. There were three poignant parts I remember the most: The divorce from her first husband, Jim Warren; When she receives the pen in the mail from President Obama after he signs … Continue reading

On Brokeback Mountain

On Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain was a damn good movie. At the time it premiered, I was working  at the Loop in Methuen, MA, and was able to watch it without charge. It was totally worth it. The Guardian explains some of the reasons why I found it so appealing: Here is a love story from director Ang … Continue reading