Cheating Death

Yesterday I cheated death.  I dropped off my son at pre-school as usual.  It was a normal morning.  I was heading down the street and had the green light, so I kept going. BAM! Halfway through the intersection a black SUV turns left and plows into my drivers side door.  THe impact pushed me into […]

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Behind the screen

There has been a lot of changes the last for weeks here at Shoemaker’s Hall.  Lots of good things are going on, so I thought I would do a quick post to update everyone on what’s going on.  I hope you enjoy this peek behind the computer screen into my world.   The first bit […]

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The Decline of Asatru

I take my faith very seriously.  It took me years of learning and researching a number of religions before I found Asatru.  My faith in the gods has brought me back from the darkest parts of my life and has helped me to be a better man.  I owe what I am now to the […]

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Captain Marvel Movie Review

I have been reading comics for over 35 years.  I have been familiar with Carol Danvers and her different personas over the years.  She has a rich back story that involves the Air Force, Avengers, X-Men, and Starjammers (group of galactic warriors for the Shi’ar race).  She has been known as Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, […]

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Almost Human Again

Today is the first day that I have felt half way human since Friday, when I had chemotherapy.  Usually I am down the day of treatment and the day after.  Rarely do I have issues with nausea after that.  This time was different.  This time the treatment took me down for the count.  If it […]

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Pop-culture and Star Trek

One of my last classes is Popular Culture.  It was an easy choice compared to some of the other offerings for the bookend classes.  I never thought that I would be writing a college paper on Star Trek, but after all it is both a pop-culture icon and phenomenon. After talking with Lady Emily Rose, who expressed […]

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Hard work does pay off

It has been a hard few months here at the Shoemaker’s household.  My wife recently graduated from law school.  She is in full prep mode for the Bar exam which is February 26 and 27.  She has been going to a Bar prep class every weekend since September and the end is in sight.  I […]

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Back in the saddle

I’m back!  I had to take a forced hiatus from this blog due to school, opening our new business, and the holidays.  The problem is that it gets too easy to not write, and as a writer I NEED to write.  It helps my mood, which I admit has been on the down side lately. […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody

I was first introduced to the music of Queen while watching the 1980 film Flash Gordon.  I know I loved the theme song to the movie, but I didn’t know who Queen was, yet. Fast forward to 1987 and I spent most of the summer watching the original Highlander movie on HBO.  Queen once again came into […]

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