UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

This is what we get when you put Spider-Man, Gil Birmingham, True Detective, and Mormons together.

Finished reading πŸ“š: Red Rising (Red Rising Series Book 1) by Pierce Brown.

The world Pierce Brown crafts is robust, full of details, and political intrigue. It is a cross between Dune and A Song of Ice and Fire in many ways. Highly recommend.


This movie is a gut punch. The filmmaking is fantastic (Sidney Lumet's swansong) and the cast is just full of incredible performances.

Day 1: Secure.

ROAD TO PERDITION, 2002 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

I think I just don’t like Tom Hanks.

The Sounders are in first place ⚽️ 😊

RIDDICK, 2013 - β˜…β˜…

This is the worst of all of the Riddick movies.

Listening to 🎡: Charley Crockett on NPR Tiny Desk

A fantastic introduction to a great singer/songwriter.

Anyone have thoughts on Scrivener? How does it compare to iA Writer and others (other than being on Mac and Windows)?

Woke up with a sick dog today. Poor guy :(

BEFORE SUNRISE, 1995 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

"You know what drives me crazy? It's all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, "With the time I've saved by using my word processor, I'm gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out". I mean, you never hear that."

MY COUSIN VINNY, 1992 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Wednesday February 22, 2023.

As a newer person to Austin, I found this New Yorker article fascinating. It dives into the fast makeover of Austin and what helped get there, as well as Austin’s cultural and demographic history.

Finished reading πŸ“š: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

I’ve always been fascinated by this topic. Pollan approaches it in a scientific yet understandable way.


Watched on Tuesday February 21, 2023.

SPEED, 1994 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

This review may contain spoilers.

He lost his head.

THE PALE BLUE EYE, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

An interesting, yet painstakingly slow mystery with a twist I was not expecting.

Why does the US make taxes so confusing and convoluted? 🀬

TRAINING DAY, 2001 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

No pigeons were harmed in the fall and rise of Officer Jake Hoyt.

While I will always love my Seattle Mariners, I’ve found myself enjoying minor league and independet level baseball more for a long time as the Mariners were cellar dwellers. If you’ve never heard of the Savannah Bananas, I recommend you check this out.