Yankee Book Reviews: Jeter’s Folly and Posada’s Journey Home

As a lover of many things literary and a watcher of any things baseball, I was excited to pick up two books at a local bookstore that were bestselling novels written by famous baseball players: Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada. It was no surprise to me that athletes as talented as those two--Jeter is an all-time great, Posada is … Continue reading Yankee Book Reviews: Jeter’s Folly and Posada’s Journey Home

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Game of Thrones Ripped Off Thomas the Tank Engine (2016 Update)

Author's Note: Several years ago I wrote a post comparing the two classic British (accented) television shows. This is an updated version.  I knew there was a reason why Game of Thrones felt so familiar. I experienced the same emotions, learned the same lessons, eye-rolled at the same gratuitous nudity, lived vicariously through the same … Continue reading Game of Thrones Ripped Off Thomas the Tank Engine (2016 Update)

“His Dark Materials” Television Show? Bleh

http://variety.com/2015/tv/global/bbc-orders-philip-pullmans-his-dark-materials-1201632207 The BBC is producing a television version of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which could be good, but its also disappointing in that it means at best the cinematic treatment this series deserves is postponed indefinitely. I want to talk now about how much I hated the movie that came out in 2007. The … Continue reading “His Dark Materials” Television Show? Bleh

A Square Peg in a Glory Hole: Dakota Vs…Fan Fiction?

Last week I felt like I was defeated by the internet and this week I feel bad about it so I'm going to defend myself, to myself, right here, right now: The internet should be a great resource for writers, not only because of the platforms it provides, but because it can open up all … Continue reading A Square Peg in a Glory Hole: Dakota Vs…Fan Fiction?

To Mock a Mockingbird Sequel

Atticus Finch- a crazy racist? http://www.avclub.com/review/go-set-watchman-mixed-bag-nostalgia-and-end-childh-222469 YAWN If you had read "To Kill a Mockingbird" Closely enough the first time for the subtext, it was obvious what direction Harper Lee was going in with the Mockingbird Saga. Where else could it go. So when her literary executors went above and beyond her wishes once she reached semi-senility, I consider … Continue reading To Mock a Mockingbird Sequel

50 Shades of Dakota

A contract for my next secret lover.  I have a confession to make. I'm tired of being alone. For months now, I've sat in my basement at my computer, starting at pictures of Taylor Swift's bellybutton or Kendall Jenner's pimple, wondering why nobody loves me the way I deserve to be loved. It hasn't been … Continue reading 50 Shades of Dakota