Review of Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians: A Fourteen-Year Study of Achievement and Life Choices by Karen Arnold

What becomes of high school valedictorians, education,

Why I Chose This Book The book Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker was published sometime early 2017 and there seemed to be some buzz surrounding its release. What initially caught my eye, before I knew it was related to Barker’s book, was an article or two stating that valedictorians don’t become really … Continue reading Review of Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians: A Fourteen-Year Study of Achievement and Life Choices by Karen Arnold

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Music Video: Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod

Kevin Macleod, Music Video

I think I was perusing Kevin MacLeod songs one day when I came across a slow ballad. I had made a few videos using royalty free music by that point and I had typically chosen dramatic or cinematic songs. This one was different. This one was indeed slow, but it was also somber. I might … Continue reading Music Video: Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod

Review of Gates of Heaven (Preview Edition) by Pamita Rao

fantasy novel, fiction,

Why I Chose to Read this Book Pamita Rao (I think it was her or some affiliate account) and I connected on Twitter one day and she sent me a message offering a free preview copy of her book. A free book?! Sure, why not. Upon signing up for her newsletter, I received a free … Continue reading Review of Gates of Heaven (Preview Edition) by Pamita Rao

Review of Watchmen by Alan Moore

graphic novel, alan moore, Dave Gibbons

Why I Chose this Book Why did I choose this book? I think I’ve been slowly gravitating towards graphic novels. I remember wondering a few years ago why the medium wasn’t more popular. They’re books with pictures! They have fewer words than a traditional text-based novel and they have interesting images. They’re like a transition … Continue reading Review of Watchmen by Alan Moore

Review of Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews

weight loss book, fitness book

Why I Chose This Book I was talking with a colleague of mine about working out when he recommended I read two books, The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone, unrelated to fitness by the way, and Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Mike Matthews. I exercised occasionally, but I sometimes yearned for a workout plan that I … Continue reading Review of Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews

Review of The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cordone

grant cardone, success, the difference between success and failure

Why I Chose this Book A former colleague of mine recommended this book one day. The same weekend, I believe, I put this book and Bigger, Leaner, Stronger on hold at my library. I made it to the second to last chapter when I had to return the book. Fortunately, I had mentioned to a … Continue reading Review of The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cordone

Music Video A Hitman’s Decision: Hitman by Kevin MacLeod

assassin

I think I was listening to several songs by Kevin MacLeod when I heard this song. It’s definitely cinematic sounding so, I’m sure I figured I would make a video for it. I found some videos that dealt with hitmen or secret agents or something similar and found one that I liked and could use. … Continue reading Music Video A Hitman’s Decision: Hitman by Kevin MacLeod

Music Video Three Warriors Enter a Dungeon: Rapture by Ross Bugden

troll, knight, fighter, fantasy, battle

How I came about making this video was similar to how the making of another one transpired. I was looking for videos to use for the video Battle: Send for the Horses by Kevin MacLeod when I came across a certain video. The video was titled Fire and Ice and was a project made by nine … Continue reading Music Video Three Warriors Enter a Dungeon: Rapture by Ross Bugden

Nightmare Strings: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada

knights, lord of the rings, battle

When I was looking for material to use for another video, Battle: Send for the Horses by Kevin MacLeod, I stumbled upon a video that appeared to have three different segments. The video was titled Fire and Ice and was a project made by nine students at Pole IIID School. I used parts of one … Continue reading Nightmare Strings: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada

Review of Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

horror, fiction

Why I Chose this Book I was looking for a new audiobook listen. Stephen King is pretty good. Gerald’s Game was available on Overdrive.com. Gerald’s Game This book is about a woman who ends up in a precarious situation and must overcome present and past obstacles with little help. Gerald and Jessie Burlingame are a … Continue reading Review of Gerald’s Game by Stephen King