amazing movie soundtracks
Throughout my life,  being exposed to many, many different genres of music I developed a particular fascination with amazing movie soundtrack composers. I have over 300 movie music albums, and I know it is a much-loved medium for many people. I find it odd that more movie music is not played […]

Amazing Movie Soundtrack Composers

Toran Brand cigars
I have a very good friend that introduced me to cigars. Now, I don’t mean I was oblivious of what a cigar was into my 40s. What I mean is, He shared a cigar with me and explained that he enjoyed them immensely. I have to admit I was not […]

The Mystery of Cigars or why I like them now

It has been a while since I made any kind of reference to the work that I do. This is actually a great thing. In general when you do not talk about your job you are pretty happy. That being said I shifted from more of a product manager role […]

Work I do : Update

80s Toys : M.U.S.C.L.E. men
I know. I know. There are millions of blog posts about Obscure 80s toys you loved.  There is a reason for that. They make cool posts! So in the interest of doing my part to keep the internet running like the well oiled machine that it is. Here is mine. Boglins […]

Obscure 80s toys you loved

Most teenagers tend to gravitate towards some genre of music. They tend to keep coming back and enjoying that music all of their lives. I was no different. Synthwave was my music of choice. Tears for fear, Ray Lynch, Alpha Ville, Thompson Twins, and Bronski Beat are all bands that […]

Synthwave Revolution

Do not fear
I am convinced that fear drives almost all of our behaviors. It has become more and more clear to me as I have gotten older and more aware of my mortality. Death is the thing that we all fear the most.  Hundreds of published academic papers have shown that worrying […]

Fear the Mind Killer

I had the distinct displeasure of sitting within listening distance of a family at dinner tonight. My ears were assailed with the most incredulous conversation regarding tattoos I have heard in a long time. Living in the south as I do, I should know better than to think the intelligence […]

Mother of all tattoo myths

This year’s celebrations are truly filled with a great many “firsts” for me. With this in mind I wanted to list them out and note my gratitude for them one by one.    This is the first year that I have no children living with me at home. It was […]

Gratitude 2015

I am a nostalgic reader. What I mean by that is that I fondly relive my youth by re-reading books that I enjoyed as a child. This time of year being October has scary stories swirling around in my mind like spinning leaves caught in the Autumn breeze. Enter Scholastic […]

Rocky Hurwood Author Show

Boo and greetings all. I know I have been a derelict blogger. Alas, with new jobs come new responsibilities. I am going to try and get back into the swing of things again. I promise. Here is my Halloween Cartoons post for 2015. This is a blogging tradition that I truly […]

Halloween Cartoons 2015

When people start implying that because they take no offence, nobody else should be, either. That’s when their arguments lose all relevance. You see, some people haven’t really learned that everyone is entitled to their feelings, whether those feelings are “rational” and “logical” or not, and that one person’s feelings don’t […]

Simple Offence

Empty Nest
I have empty nestlings. It has really been a long time since I have written anything and I must confess that writing something that does not involve the technical specifications of some piece of computer hardware or assisting someone solve an outstanding problem seems kind of foreign to me. I did […]

Empty Nestlings