The Sadness Channel

  By G.P. Avants I am not sure if I have ever shared the fact that I am a high school teacher. I am one of those crazy creative English teachers who has a hard time following the prescribed way of doing things.  I am not a outright rule breaker, I just have to do…

Never Get Full of Phil

  By G.P. Avants A few months ago my wife and I discovered a lot of really great shows on Netflix.  Since we both want to travel and trying different cultural dishes, we found show that blended both well. It’s called, “Somebody Feed Phil.” What a simple, personal journey that one man has to discover great…

It’s The Red, White, & Blue, Charlie Brown

  By G. P. Avants   Charlie Brown & Linus are in school. The teacher, Ms. Othmar, asks students to stand for the flag salute. A number of  students won’t. Linus feels compelled the  give his class a little American history.   Ms. Othmar: Waa, waaaa, Waa, wa. Waaaaa. (There is a rustle in the…

The Lost (& Found) in Space

    By G.P. Avants   Have you ever felt like you are all alone in cosmos? The concept is called “cosmic loneliness”. Some in a crowded room or a huge noisy family, have actually experienced isolation or not feeling like they connect with anyone. In whatever space you are, you have feel lost, alone,…

Miles of Great Expectations

  By G.P. Avants Sitting back in the theater I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sony’s Spiderman into the Spiderverse. It looked great from the outside, but it was a whole different experience once the lights went out. I knew something original and unique was about to transpire when everything about the opening credits…

An, Oh Too Silent Night

Hello Neeks! We have a special entry this week. Lisa Le Master is a fellow writer who wanted to share a special holiday movie she wanted to discuss. I hope you like her take on the new Grinch movie starring  Benedict Cumberbatch. Thanks. Lisa for your thoughts on this classic Christmas retelling.  Merry Christmas  …