9/11- A Day America Will Never Forget

I have good parents. When we were growing up, my Mom and Dad taught my Sister and I about patriotism. They taught us how we are blessed to live in the United States of America. They were not “helicopter parents” and they made sure to teach us about our national history, the good and the…

10 Movies To Watch On Independence Day 2020

Independence Day. The Fourth of July. July 4th. Whatever you want to call it, it is a day to celebrate American Pride and American Exceptionalism. Hopefully, you have the day off to spend time with your family, cook, watch fireworks, and maybe catch a movie. Here is an updated list of 10 Movies To Watch…

‘The Highwaymen’ Review- Bonnie And Clyde Debunked

John Lee Hancock directs The Highwaymen, a crime drama that removes the mystique around famed bank robbers and sociopathic murderers Bonnie and Clyde. After a brief stint in the theaters, it landed on Netflix. In 1934, Bonnie (Emily Brobst) and Clyde (Edward Bossert) lead a prison breakout, prompting Texas Department of Corrections chief Lee Simmons…

‘Unplanned’ Review- A Sobering True Story

Written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, Unplanned is based on the memoir of Abby Johnson made by Pure Flix. For those unfamiliar, Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood director who witnessed an abortion and saw the unborn child try to escape. This film shows the story of the events leading up to…

Movie Review- The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh is a Netflix original movie directed and written by Greg Pritikin. While it is billed and advertised as a comedy, it seems to be more about the entertainment industry than an exercise as a comedy film. Al Hart (Chevy Chase) is a retiring celebrity agent looking who feels he still has some…

Movie Review- Hell Or High Water

Hell Or High Water is a modern Western film directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan. It takes the Southern Gothic tale and places it in the setting of West Texas. Divorced father Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his recently released from prison brother Tanner (Ben Foster) are robbing branches of the Texas…

We Will Never Forget: Patriot Day 2016

Patriot Day is day to remember September 11th, 2001, when terrorists targeted us for no other reason than we are the United States of America. It was a sad, cowardly act that saw the death of hundreds of Americans. Then on September 11th, 2012, terrorists of the same ideology attacked the American consulate in Benghazi,…

#amreading- Liberty’s Last Stand

Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts continues his Jake Grafton & Tommy Carmellini Series. It tells the story of a fictional President of the United States declaring martial law and suspending civil liberties and arresting political enemies. When he does this, the state government of Texas has enough and declares independence. To maintain control, the President tries…

Milestone

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. -Ronald Reagan I posted my first blog post June 26, 2012. Today, after four years of blogging, I written some many blog posts that it seems like my life was spent typing these things up. It was tough and I did not always do write as…

Movie Review Flashback- Bernie

Bernie is based on the murder of Marjorie “Marge” Nugent by her companion Bernie Tiede. It is directed by Richard Linklater and stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLane, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick Dial, Brandon Smith, Larry Jack Dotson, Merrilee McCommas, Mathew Greer, Gabriel Luna, and several real citizens of Carthage, Texas where the murder took place.  The movie presents itself as…

Music Review- Charlie Daniels Band: Texas

Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band is one of the kings of country music. They love the south and are not afraid to show it. One of his best is this song about my home state Texas.  The lyrics describe place where people mind their own business, a simple, yet charming, and believes in…