paper bag
Instead of making an overwrought, nationalistic, fake patriotic post about America I would like to post in praise of the humble paper bag.  You often overlook little things in life. […]

In Praise of the Humble Paper Bag



Belsnickle
Belsnickle is not Santa Claus. The Pennsylvania Dutch, who were not Dutch at all, but ”Deutsche”, or German, are credited with bringing many of their country’s Christmas customs with them […]

Belsnickle or Pelz-nickle is not Santa Claus


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 […]

Amazing Movie Soundtrack Composers




work
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 […]

Work I do : Update


80s Toys : M.U.S.C.L.E. men 1
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 […]

Obscure 80s toys you loved


synthwave
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rocky Hurwood Author Show