A Sojourner makes it home. A tribute to Melvin Loyd.

Yet another Loyd patriarch has passed. My uncle Melvin, the last of the surviving brothers, died recently at the age of 95. Now only my Aunt Mildred remains, the last of Grace ‘Ma’ Loyd’s five children.  Louis L’Amour wrote in his book Education of a Wandering Man; “Living as we do in the present, we … Continue reading A Sojourner makes it home. A tribute to Melvin Loyd.

Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.

The temptation to cultivate a highlight reel of perfection for the internet is one of the many novel afflictions of life that our ancestors didn’t have to deal with, certainly not to the extent that we do. Sure, they felt other pressures to keep up appearances, but with the advent of social media there seems … Continue reading Saddle your ass, instead of sitting on it.

What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.

“Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth,” observed Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, and after watching the latest iteration of the iconic dark detective superhero in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, I certainly agree. I found the film exceeded my expectations, especially since I wasn’t initially impressed with the casting … Continue reading What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.