Long Lay The World

Every Christmas season I generally approach with equal portions joy, holiday spirit, stress, and disappointment.  The first two explain themselves; the latter two are more related to the gift ritual and unfortunate embedding of an allegedly snowy holiday during a time of year where snow is relatively rare. This year things mostly still smack of…

Stardew Valley: Cozy Times on the Farm

I’m not much for going outside these days. I enjoy putting my pale, lumpy butt on display during vacations a few times a year, but mostly I’m the type of person who prefers to be cozied up in my tree.  There’s no denying, however, that the few times I go on walks or runs, or…

Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

When I was a kid I had this really weird thing for maybe 3-4 years where I would cry every New Year’s Eve.  I’d be so bummed that the old year had gone and afraid that the next year would never be as good as the last.  I’m sure it confused the hell out of my…

Remembering “Batman Returns”

I grew up a Batman fan – a huge, huge Batman fan – and if you don’t believe me just ask my parents.  As a tot I watched the same few films over and over again:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Batman (1989), and Ghostbusters (1984).  I feel like I recall…