At a Loss for Words

At a Loss for Words 3

I don’t know what to say in this post, which isn’t really like me. I’m a writer and a talker who usually doesn’t know when to quit at either so this is unusual for me. I’m at a loss for words because my weekly column in the local paper The Herald Journal got cancelled. The ...
The Musical Makes a Comeback

The Musical Makes a Comeback

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, the perfect day to discuss the exciting comeback of the movie musical! (A little contrasting discussion will be good on this dominantly testosteronic day.) The Oscars are coming up in a few weeks and everyone is excited to find out which movies we’ve never seen or even heard of will win ...
Artist James Christensen: A Final Fantasy

Artist James Christensen: A Final Fantasy

The world of pop culture took a hit in 2016 with the loss of some legends. David Bowie, Mohamed Ali, Carrie Fisher, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nancy Reagan and Prince, to name just a few.  But beyond pop culture, real culture also suffered a blow with the recent passing of a masterful artist. James Christensen was ...
The Circus Isn’t Coming to Town

The Circus Isn’t Coming to Town

The famous tagline of “The Greatest Show on Earth” is now up for grabs since Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is calling it quits after 146 years. Sad clown face. It bums me out when iconic institutions go the way of the world. I get it though. Times are a-changin’ and a traveling ...
Let’s Talk About the Weather

Let’s Talk About the Weather

How about this crazy weather? We’ve been spoiled with mild winters in recent years, but this is a Cache Valley winter from days of yore. The kind we’re famous for. The kind I remember trudging up Old Main Hill through as a college student when I made a rookie mistake and enrolled in a 7:30 ...