Documentary Review- The Speed Cubers

The Netflix documentary ‘The Speed Cubers‘ is directed by Sue Kim and takes on Speed Cubing, the competition for solving the Rubik’s Cube, as its subject. It specifically discusses the friendly competition between American “cuber” Max Park from California and Australian competitor Feliks Zemdegs, both world record-holders. The movie tells the story of how Zemdegs…

AnimeExpo 2019

Los Angeles has so many engaging and exciting conventions to attend when it comes to nerds, geeks, techies, fangirls, and fanboys. For those who love anime and manga, there is AnimeExpo, which I was happy to attend this year. Going on the second day of the AX2019, it was a bit overwhelming. They literally had…

#amreading – Rage by Jonathan Kellerman

Previously, I reviewed A Cold Heart by Jonathan Kellerman. Today, I am focused on his mystery novel Rage, a thriller from end to end. Psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware gets a phone call from someone he once analyzed. It was a former teen who participated in the murder of a three year old girl many…

Fringe Friends

I have noticed when you watch cable news, you would think that those on what a few people called the “fringe” of a particular political belief cannot get along with their opposite. The pundits demagogue, fuss, argue, and spit at each other over the smallest of details. It appears that there is no hope for a…

Nancy Reagan Will Be Missed

Back when former First Ladies were classy and did not try to guilt the American people into liking them, there was Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan. Nancy Reagan was the devoted wife to her husband Ronald Reagan. They had met while her husband was president of the Screens Actors Guild. They…

Writers Doubt Is A Real Thing

I am a writer. I am not a fledging writer or a budding writer, I am a writer. It is true most of my works have been published on this blog, but I have written one novel and two novellas, though they have yet to be published. What few people know is that in between…

Christian Inspiration: Christian Shaming

I remember a time when liberals and so-called progressives waited at least a week before they started their grandstanding over a tragedy. Now, they do not even pretend to care for anything, but their agenda. Yesterday, after the shooting, liberals and progressives were already calling for the disarming of law abiding United States citizens, claiming…

Movie Review Flashback- Changeling (2008)

Clint Eastwood directed Changeling, it is a masterpiece released in 2008. It tells the true story of Christine Collins whose boy went missing and whose disappearance may be connected to the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders. Taking place in 1928, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie ) is a loving mother who takes care of her son Walter…

Book Review- When Heaven Invades Earth For Teens

Following the success of Bill Johnson’s popular book When Heaven Invades Earth came the devotional version, the updated version, Spanish version, and now the teen version.  I was very glad to see When Heaven Invades Earth For Teens (co-authored with Mike Seth). While Bethel Church in Redding, California has a plethora of books for adults…

Book Review- What Do You Carry?

New author Elisabeth Andreassanen is an author I know well. I lived up the street from her in Redding, California. I had no idea that God had placed a book inside her heart, but I am not surprised. She is as creative as creative can be. What Do You Carry: A True Story tells Elisabeth’s…

Baking Chicken

Okay, you’ve probably noticed that I do not have any articles on food here at the Lone Star Statesman. That is because, well, I don’t cook. Seriously, I’m pretty much the worst possible choice for cooking school. My extent as a chef is: frying ground meat, mac & cheese, making queso, baking brownies, and Ramen…