Category Archives: High School

You know you’re nearly broke when…

What I’ve done for the last month while waiting to get paid. Continue reading

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Highway 20-something

With my current state of unemployment and my longest stretch at home in two years I’ve had ample to time to consider what the rest of my 20s will feel like. It will be like I’m driving down the highway in my blue … Continue reading

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The Press Box, Part II

The very first football game I ever covered as a media member was, technically, in high school. For two years I stood on the sidelines of Springdale Bulldog 7A-West games back in Arkansas. I was armed not with a pen … Continue reading

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A Moment of Confession

Fine, I admit.
It took me awhile, but yes, it’s true.
After years of denying it to myself, resisting the urge to bob my head, tap my toe or even hum one note, I’m calling uncle.
It just took until October 31, 2014 for me to see the truth. Continue reading

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Watching TFIOS with its target audience

While sitting in Theater One at the Landmark 12 cinema on Keystone Ave Thursday night, preparing to watch one of the earliest public viewings of “The Fault in Our Star” in order to review it for Indianapolis Monthly, I noticed one major thing: I was in the minority.

As a 23-year-old, male college student who has been reading John Green’s novels since his junior year of high school, it was clear I was not the movie’s target audience. Continue reading

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A Farewell to the Expanded Universe

I became at peace with it just in the nick of time. On Sunday, April 13th, 11 days before Lucasfilm, Disney and Del Ray made the inevitable announcement about the fate of the “Expanded Universe,” I gave in. That was the day … Continue reading

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“Thirteen Reasons Why” reflection/review

Once upon a time, I could read a book in no time flat. Give me two or three days and I would have it read it cover-to-cover. Then I would be on to the next adventure awaiting me within the confines of whatever book I had picked up at Barnes and Noble, the local library, my school library or the local Vintage Stock for those of you familiar with Northwest Arkansas.

Once upon a time, I was a high school student. Continue reading

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