Leftovers and Sour Mash

The Stark Failure of Modern Fantasy to Stir Us

My Comments on the movie Avengers and Game of Thrones Series follows. Such opinions are wholly my own. There is something important about our global culture today that we increasingly embrace very dark, violent, conflict-based movies and series that seem stripped of myth and emotion beyond the theme of a privileged white elite that must […]

The Dying Future of Story-Telling

I recently posted a comment online asking whether story-telling and novel writing was dead? I think it is fading away, but let me expound… Is Writing Traditional Novels Dead? This is a very good question. I think attention spans have diminished because of the Digital Age. Going forward Humanity will now be deeply dependent on […]

A Word About J. R. R. Tolkien

We seem to live in an increasingly faithless world, where our religious beliefs are not as important as they used to be. Such things in our past have influenced so much of our literature, however. And they have heavily influenced J. R. R. Tolkien’s work, including Lord of the Rings. Too many people today seem […]