The Lost World – 2018

In the last few days, every leaf on the trees ringing my house hightailed it South for the winter. Two weeks from now, it’s Turkey Day (actually – by that point we’re past the food coma and knee-deep in decking these halls). That leaves the breathless run to Christmas and New Years. When that bedazzled…

IT

When I was 11 years old, I would find my Dad’s dog-eared copy of Cujo wherever he left it lying around the house and steal a few moments feverishly reading through Stephen King’s lean-and-mean tale of a monstrous dog run amok. I had to read it in snippets for fear my Mom or Dad caught me…

My Most Anticipated Event Movies of 2017

Woah – sure is dusty in here. I’m back, baby. For you lapsed Constant Readers, I owe you a little apology. I used to tend these pages on a much more frequent basis than I have of late. There’s a whole myriad of boring reasons for my long departure but if I were to pick…

My 12 Favorite Films by 12 Favorite Directors

A friend of mine recently challenged me to list “12 movies” that have stayed with me ever since I’ve seen them. In “outing” my list, I realize that some of these flicks may not make most critics Year-End best lists but that’s not their fault – it’s mine. That’s why I always issue the disclaimer when…

The Dark Tower Rises

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” Those are the first words of Stephen King’s epic, thirty-years-in-the-making ‘Dark Tower’ series – a sprawling adventure story that found King borrowing from iconic myths (including the King Arthur legend, The Lord of the Rings and spaghetti westerns) to build an epic of…

Random Thoughts

Forgot to write a Blog Post last week so let’s not let that happen again. Today’s post doesn’t have a particular theme aside from these are all things that can be seen on TV (or you know streamed on your mobile device or toaster). 1.   Chris Carter is the Scariest Thing That Has Ever…

X Marks the Spot

There is something like 4,815,162,342 episodes of television produced across CSI, NCIS, Law & Order and all of their iterations. Guess how many I’ve seen? Zero. Zilch. Goose egg. Kardashian. Same goes for most of what constitutes “reality” television. Never seen ‘Survivor‘. I’ve barely watched an hour let alone binged ‘The Bachelor‘. I have no…

Back from the Dead

The Ed Zone is officially 10 years old. Normally such a huge milestone would be cause for a celebration – doubly so since I’ve been gone since May of 2015, so my return to writing is sort of like finding out Amelia Earhart is alive and well and living in the South Pacific. Before you bust…

Lost and Found

On November 6th, 2015 – the 3rd play I’ve written will have its World Premiere. In 4 years, I’ve witnessed three World Premiere Opening Nights (and four if you count my double-dip for The Lost World in 2013 and 2014.) Not bad for a guy who once upon a time woke to his 36th birthday and wistfully observed –…

Pride (In the Name of Love)

I met my first openly gay person somewhere early in my Middle School career. The thing is I’m pretty sure neither he nor I knew it at the time – or at least; it was that prehistoric day and age where such matters were not really discussed. Not out in public, anyway. I feel it’s…