An Updated Look at the Death of Gaming

My first video game console was the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a kindergarten Christmas gift. Back in the days when you bought a console, and you got more in the box. It came with accessories, controllers and a pistol for shooting games, and Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. You didn’t have to go drop another $50 or $60 on top of the console price. Everything you need to have fun out of the box with no need to buy anything else. Brilliant.

Morning Sun

Morning sun, come show your face
Touch me with your special grace
I saw you go, you’re back again
Like you were a long-lost friend

Week in Review 7.16.2017-7.22.2017

Here’s what I was up to this week. Roswell (We All Want to Know) is a brand-new poem I wrote to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the famous incident. Summer 2017 is a double shot photography/creative writing piece. I finished my latest reading endeavor and reviewed The Day of the Barbarians. To round out the week the final disc of History Classics: Barbarians gets reviewed. Click the image or the title to read the piece. If you like it, click the like the button, and if you feel inclined, leave me a comment. All feedback is welcome. I post a nice eclectic mix. Be sure to click the follow button so you don’t miss anything.

History Classics: Barbarians Disc 4 Review

#7 – The Franks

Original Air Date: March 7, 2007

Synopsis: In the mid-400s A.D., a new barbarian tribe carve out a section of the dwindling Western Roman Empire for themselves, the Franks.

The Day of the Barbarians (2005) Review

A single event occurs on a single day. However, the event in question usually took years to build to the point of action. History is overflowing with a multitude of such examples. There’s the old saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, for that matter, it wasn’t destroyed in one either. The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t the result of a single battle, but many variables served to crack the foundation until they became too big to patch. In his 2005 book The Day of the Barbarians, Alessandro Barbero highlights this concept. He has a clear goal in mind and explains what he’s trying to convey before he begins. Rome didn’t fall because of a single battle against a barbarian horde, and the horde didn’t arrive out of the blue ready to charge the gates. Barbero succeeds in his mission and delivers an engaging read.

Summer 2017

The mountains know the season, but so far, this current summer is unusual. Summer brings a vibrant green to cover the mountains, and with the beautiful hue comes a sweltering heat. The hue is here, on full display for all to see and enjoy. Yet, so far, the heat has stayed hidden, concealed behind some…

Week in Review 7.9.2017-7.15.2017

Here’s what I was up to this week. Tea Parties & Madcap Laughs – Remembering Syd Barrett 11 Years Later is a poetic tribute/thought piece on the founder of Pink Floyd. Hey WordPress, Let Us Sort Posts by Likes is a thought piece giving a suggestion to WordPress. To round out the week, the third disc of History Classics: Barbarians gets reviewed. Click the image or the title to read the piece. If you like it, click the like the button, and if you feel inclined, leave me a comment. All feedback is welcome. I post a nice eclectic mix. Be sure to click the follow button so you don’t miss anything.

History Classics: Barbarians Disc 3 Review

#5 – The Vandals

Original Air Date: March 5, 2007

Synopsis: In the early fifth century, the Huns turn another tribe of people into barbarians by default due to their attacks and give the Western Roman Empire another enemy.

Hey WordPress, Let Us Sort Posts by Likes

Whenever I’ve devoted a thought piece to WordPress, it’s been a negative rant due to incompetence on their part ruining the blogging experience. This won’t be one of those. There’s nothing negative here. Instead, I had an idea to improve the WordPress experience, and I wanted to share it with the community. Hopefully, a lot of you feel the same way and WordPress hears the cry, and makes what I believe would be an easy fix, but one with a great benefit to the user. Hey WordPress, let us sort posts by likes.

Week in Review 7.2.2017-7.8.2017

Here’s what I was up to this week. Young Johnny (Off to War) tells the tale of a young Confederate soldier. As summer and the Fourth of July approaches I gave my thoughts on Grillin’ & Chillin’ 2017. I finished my latest reading endeavor in time to share my thoughts on 2017’s Shooting Lincoln. To end the week, the second disc of History Classics: Barbarians gets reviewed. Click the image or the title to read the piece. If you like it, click the like the button, and if you feel inclined, leave me a comment. All feedback is welcome. I post a nice eclectic mix. Be sure to click the follow button so you don’t miss anything.