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Grand Canyon Photography Trip

The Grand Canyon - Pipe Creek Vista

A few years ago my father and I started talking about taking a long trip somewhere to take photos instead of our day trips whenever I’d go home to New Jersey, or when my parents visited us in Texas. And for a few years, it was just talk. It was something we decided to do, but we never actually made the decision on where or when to go. A little later, we decided where to go – but not when. Earlier

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Media Bites – April 2019

April was a busy month with work and travel (both personal and business) but I did manage to get a bunch of movies and TV in this month, and it was a mostly decent month for music, as well – including some surprise new music from two of my favorite bands, and a new song from Bruce Springsteen that I’m not too in love with. BUT! It’s Avengers: Endgame month! Movies Shazam – I’ve pretty much written off all DC

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Media Bites – March 2019

This month was decent for movies, but very lacking for new TV. Here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of March 2019. Movies Captain Marvel – I knew a little about the character going in, but not much about the story. I knew Carol’s origin in becoming Ms. Marvel (and later Captain Marvel at least in the comics) and had made

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Media Bites – February 2019

This month was decent for TV, but very lacking for new music which is usually my favorite part of these posts. Here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of February 2019. Movies The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – There was no way that this sequel could ever live up to the first movie and trying to recapture that would

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Media Bites – January 2019

I caught up on some of the movies that we didn’t get to over the holiday break that we hadn’t seen throughout 2018. Here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of January 2019. Movies Bad Times at the El Royale – Jon Hamm was really good as a southern gentleman type for his opening monologue in the lobby, and then the

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Best of 2018

2018 felt like the longest year every while also speeding past us. On New Year’s Eve we played a little game, 2018: Bummer, or Not a Bummer? Personally 2018 was not a bummer for us. We saw a bunch of awesome concerts, spent quality time with family and all the kids, moved to Austin and began renovating our new house. The continued shit show that is the President and what he’s doing to our country? Definitely a bummer, but the midterm elections

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Media Bites – December 2018

We tried to sneak a bunch of movies into the holiday break to catch up on some that we hadn’t seen throughout the year. We didn’t succeed in watching our whole list, but we knocked out a great deal. That said, here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of December 2018. I’ll have a Best of 2018 post up soon. Movies Green

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch – Phase 3

This is the third installment of my Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch which will take a look back at the MCU movies released between 2006 and 2018, usually referred to as Phase 3. Wait, what is this about? Check out the intro post here. Check out the Phase 1 post here or the Phase 2 post here. Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Good: I liked seeing the new team trying to become a team while on mission. They are all learning how to

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Media Bites – November 2018

We’re starting to get into regular viewings of TV and movies, but the holidays will definitely put a stop to that. Here’s my wrap up of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of November 2018. Movies The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Technically not a movie, but a collection of short stories or vignettes. It was really good. I wish some segments were longer, particularly The Ballad

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch – Phase 2

This is the second installment of my Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch which will take a look back at the MCU movies released between 2008 and 2012, usually referred to as Phase 2. Wait, what is this about? Check out the intro post here. Check out the Phase 1 post here. Iron Man 3 (2013) The Good: Tony having PTSD from New York was a great addition to his character. I think any time you can showcase mental illness in a movie or

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