Random Thoughts On The Florida Shooting

*First and foremost, my heart goes out to the victims’ families. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow they are going through right now, and I will keep each of them in my thoughts and prayers. (And if you’re one of those people who ridicules praying for someone because it somehow means not […]

R.I.P. Johann Johannsson, 1969-2018

Famed composer Johann Johannsson has passed away at the age of 48. The cause of death has not been announced.

Johannsson was best known for his film scores, particularly those he composed for filmmaker Denis Villeneuve – Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival. He also did the music for critically-acclaimed films like The Theory of Everything […]

R.I.P. -- Oscar Gamble

Because we couldn’t find any local baseball card shop who had it, 20 years ago my roommate and I embarked on a journey to find a 1976 Topps announcing Oscar Gamble’s trade from the Indians to the Yankees. A journeyman in every sense of the word — and a helluva low-ball hitter according to […]

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On this date in 1975, The Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior killing all 29 crew members.

An Unsafe Enterprise

Scott Ott wrote this shortly after the church shooting at Sutherland Springs, Texas. It is beautifully written and, in my mind, goes right to the heart of why the Christian faith is not for the feint of heart.

Here’s the transcript:

Churches cannot be made safe. We can station armed guards, and members of […]

R.I.P., Tom Petty

As details remain pending on specifics beyond cardiac arrest, shocked and saddened with news of Tom Petty’s passing. Here are a few favorites …

R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton, 1926-2017

Veteran character actor, occasional leading man and WWII veteran Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday at age 91. The cause of death is listed as natural causes. He was one of Hollywood’s most prolific living actors, appearing in 199 films and TV shows over the last 63 years, according to IMDB.

Stanton was […]

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