The Video Store Clerk

My first job was working at a Blockbuster Video. It was a great job that I didn’t fully appreciate until years after I had moved on. Since video store jobs are almost extinct, I...

How I Broke My Collarbone

I was a AAA School Safety Patrol in the fourth grade. Before and after school, I performed a variety of duties like putting up and taking down the American flag, monitoring the hallways and...

Schoolhouse Rocks!

If you ask me Saturday morning cartoons were the absolute best when I was a kid.  On my local ABC channel WMTW 8 at nine am the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show came on...

Eulogy for Two of My Favorite Restaurants

So far in 2018 two of my favorite restaurants have closed down. I thought I’d spend some time reflecting on these establishments that once brought me so much joy. The first is a chain...

I Want My Antenna TV

I’d like to preface that this isn’t a things where better when I was a kid or a “back in my day” type of blog entry.  No, this is just a reminiscence of time gone...

Babylon 5

Every once in awhile, a television show, book, or movie comes along and rocks you to the core. It extends beyond the range of entertainment and feels almost holy. The characters become family, the...

Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh Review

In November 2013, after seven years of managing one of the busiest movie theaters in North Carolina, I lost my job. Officially, I quit, but that was only after a horrible ordeal that left...

Airwalk

As a kid growing up in the 90’s, there were only two brands of shoes that I cared about: Nike Air Jordan’s and Airwalk. Jordan’s were out of my price range when it came...