Movies

Movies

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I started going to the movies whenever I could. I still have all of the ticket stubs from the movies I watched my senior year in high school and my freshman year in college. I don't know why. I just do. When I got older, married, [...]

Superheroes

Superheroes

Like any decent pre-Internet teenage boy, I got hooked on comic books when I was in junior high. By hooked, I mean I would spend my entire $20 allowance on comics without thinking twice. I very carefully read every word before placing them delicately into a plastic cover with a cardboard backing and putting them [...]

Football

Football

I realized recently that despite the name of and inspiration for this website, I've never really actually written anything about football or any other sport. Today, I'm going to right this wrong...or write this wrong...whichever. Football was one of the big selling points of the University of Texas when I was trying to pick the [...]

Cherries

Cherries

After my aunt took me to Hawaii as a college graduation present, I came home with a newfound distaste for pineapple. It didn’t start that way. I used to really like pineapple. But after a week of having pineapple served to me with everything I ate and drank, I’d had enough. So far, that sentiment [...]

Fiction

Fiction

After finishing the entire Harry Potter series this summer, I began reading more fiction than normal...normal for me, that is. I will pick up a novel on occasion, but primarily, I stick to nonfiction, mainly history or economics. Yes, I like reading about old dead guys and the dismal science. That’s my idea of a [...]

Harry

Harry

It’s not uncommon for me to spend summers catching up on reading the backlog of magazines I subscribe to or reading various books that I don’t have time to read during the school year. This summer has fairly typical in that sense, but my reading selection this year has been...magical. Twenty years ago this summer, [...]

Ants

My dad built the house I grew up in right smack in the middle of a flood plain on about an acre of land. He had the builders bring in piles and piles of dirt to build up the area where the house was to be built, and then had them dig back down to [...]