Winter’s Bite

I spent the last two days snowed in with my family.  It was glorious.

Here in North Carolina, we had a record snowfall (and if it wasn’t a record, sweet mercy, what nightmarish hell happened previously?!).  We got all of winter in one night.  It was kind of insane.  And fun.  At least at our house.  We threw logs into the fireplace, dug under blankets, pulled unwitting cats into snuggling range, and watched the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition.  A few times, I went out to walk the dog.  I said hi to some local deer and fed them some bread (yes, I know, bread isn’t the best thing for them, but shut up, it’s all we had).

I found myself thinking that this was the absolute best way to spend a snowstorm.  Luxury, bordering on decadence. Continue reading “Winter’s Bite”

George HW Bush

Last Friday, George Bush sr passed away.

As someone who slowly became aware of politics during Bush sr’s tenure, I have conflicting thoughts on the matter.  How do you balance signing the Americans with Disabilities Act with his and Regan’s dismissal of the HIV epidemic that borders on genocidal?  How do you balance a man who got us into a land war we’re largely still fighting (Iraq) with a statesman who appreciated and even respected those who mocked and belittled him, like Saturday Night Live? Continue reading “George HW Bush”

RVA Shopping Guide

Got a reader in your family?  Want to get them some quality literature?  Or maybe some mid-tier literature?  Then look no further than the writings of Robert V Aldrich (me).

Do they like Deadpool, Fortnite, and zombie movies?  Give them a copy of Rhest for the Wicked.

Do they like Children of Men, Ex Machina, and Her?  Samifel is the order of the day.

Godzilla, Transformers, and Hunger Games?  RocKaiju is what they need.

Superheroes, cosplay, and comics in general?  Proton is the way to go.

All books are available as ebooks and in print.  Click the links above or get them wherever books are sold…wherever that is these days.


Happy Holidays!

Giving Thanks

It’s a rather off-week, isn’t it?  There’s a lot going on.  The post I had planned to share today feels rather…outdated already with the news that’s been coming out.  There’s a lot I want to talk about, want to address, want to air.  But I think we’ve all had enough of that, and there will be plenty of time for that next week.

So I’ll just say ‘I am thankful’.  Thankful for what?  Thankful to whom?  Details.  No trivial details, but details all the same.  I am thankful and I reflect on that more and more each day.  I encourage you to do the same.

With Thanksgiving the day after next, take a moment to think about the holiday and what you have to e thankful for.  Disregard the rather onerous origins of the holiday that is newer than motor cars and focus just instead on your life and all that you have to be grateful for.  Odds are, if you start counting, it is quite a lot.  Let that illuminate your coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving!