Creation Cryptids: The Mothman or When Cryptids Prove False

—Creation Cryptids: Mothman The Mothman of Point[less] Pleasant, West Virginia, is sort of a weird cousin of mine. That is, one legend has it that the Mothman was spawned by the curse that Chief Cornstalk placed upon Point Pleasant as the white men he was trying to save betrayed and then murdered him [and his…

Butchering Beowulf

Beowulf was a heroic Geat. Neil Gaiman is a bloody git. He actually ruined Beowulf. [Yes, I blame Roger Avery, too, but Gaiman should have known better than to tamper with the poem that has shaped nearly every piece of fantasy or action/adventure fiction since. Then again, since there are rumors he’d also like a…

Wrestling With GOD

My baby seemed the tiniest of them all, weighing only 1 lb 11 1/2 ounces at birth. I stared at him for an eternity, trying to comprehend how he could be that small and still be alive. Trying to figure out what had happened and how I should react. Should I feel joy or despair? Fear…

Spider-Man 3 :: Review

Thus far, I’ve really enjoyed the Spider-Man movies. Tobey Maguire has been great as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I objected to Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson at first because, well, the comics portray her as a knockout redhead. She even has a career as a model and actress. Dunst redeemed the role as the girl-next-door object…