• Life,  Poetry,  Writing

    What Dreams May Come…

    It seems my words may be coming back. I woke up crying from a dream I don’t remember and the first four lines of this in my head. After  ten continuing minutes, and ultimate uselessness in trying to go back to sleep, the grinding gears inside my head refused to shut up, so up I got and you are the lucky recipient of something new. I don’t know what it was that upset me in the dream but I still feel as if I’ve suffered a loss. Just so you know, everything is otherwise fine here at Chez Lunatic. But I am definitely going to stop snacking close to bedtime.…

  • Poetry,  Reviews

    (Spoiler Alert) Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Review

    I’m going to try and get through this without too many spoilers but there are some that will crop up. You have been warned. Stop reading any further if you don’t want to know more. Skip down to the end though because I’ve added a new poem. Last Friday I went to see the new Avengers movie because my family and I are big fans. This one was pretty special, too, because I got to see it with my friend, Denise. I enjoy all the Marvel movies, (the Thor series is my favorite-because of that mythology thing I love) but I truly enjoy seeing how all the egos interact with…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Shakespeare Had It Right

    You’ll be seeing two separate posts today. One for yesterday that I completely missed, and today’s current one (which may come later today). Yesterday was Tornado’s birthday and I was busy beyond belief. Plus, we have begun storm season in the DFW metroplex and lately we’ve been getting a lot of rain. I haven’t actually seen the weather act like this since I was in elementary school. We’ve had only a handful of sunny days since April began. April showers indeed. Alright, back to our regular programing. Yesterday’s letter was Q and the poetry prompt was to write what you know. What I know constantly changes; knowledge updates every decade.…

  • Blog,  Poetry

    A Thank You, a Shout Out, and a Request

    Oh my gosh! I can honestly say that when I woke up this morning I had no idea of all the good things that awaited me. It’s a Tuesday which meant just another normal day in my days of the week, “there is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so”. (Hamlet) I truly did not expect what has happened. Good Thing No.1: I have been following this musician on Twitter. I am a big fan of Peter Kelly. I love his music, a little John Mayer/Jason Mraz with a bit of Five For Fighting. I listen to everything, as I’ve said before, but this type of music…

  • Movies,  Poetry

    The Tea Thief: Who Really Did it

    My favorite commercials right now are the Jaguar Good To Be Bad villain advertisements. I am completely charmed by them. Although, I would seriously like to see Jeremy Irons in one, as well as Michael Ironside. I know he’s not British (he’s Canadien), but wouldn’t that be a fantastic commercial to see, a North American villain against a British villain? (Big hint there Jaguar!) And he’s SUCH a wonderful bad guy! What does this have to do with today’s post though? Well, I have a bit of fun for you today, inspired by Tornado actually. I was having my morning cup of tea when I had to get up and…

  • OctPoWriMo

    What Dreams May Come…

    Several years ago, I watched this fantastic movie starring Robin Williams. A man meets his soul mate, they get married and have kids, a happy life, and then lose both of their children. He recovers, she does not, but he sticks by her for she’s his soul mate. And then he dies, too. So she kills herself and he travels through hell to save her. The movie is visually stunning, and the philosophical themes running through it are rampant. It’s an incredible movie, and I encourage you to watch it if you have not. What Dreams May Come is still a movie that holds a deep place within my heart.…

  • celebrities,  Holidays,  Journal,  Life,  Love,  Movies,  Poetry,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Happy 450th William!

    I had meant to write this post yesterday, but, after spending two days getting to know a stomach virus pretty intimately, I had a lot of work to catch up on. So, as Friday’s are supposed to be for Features I am going to make this Friday all about Shakespeare. Why? Firstly, because, ahem, look at the blog name. Secondly, because sometime this week, the world’s greatest playwright was born. This is a big deal for all of us literary geeks.  No one person has influenced literature, and our culture, more than William Shakespeare. Plays, poetry, prose, movies, theater…all of it would not be what it is today without Shakespeare’s influence. Actors,…

  • Life,  Movies,  Parenting,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Birthdays

    This past Sunday we celebrated the Tornado’s third birthday. We didn’t spend a lot of money on it, didn’t buy a lot of presents, and it was just us. And yet, he was happy. At this age it really isn’t about the quantity of gifts or how many people are there. Ryan doesn’t care how much money is spent on him. What is important to him was that he got a new Thomas the Train play set(big fans here at Chez Lunatic-especially Ryan whose first name is actually Thomas) and a big red ball. He also got a Land Before Time dvd and a new LeapFrog cartridge for his LeapPad…

  • Journal,  Life,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    New Ways of Thinking

    “Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.” William James I read an article today that I found rather interesting. I’m coming in late to the party, maybe, as the subject the article was about was first proposed in 2007 with a book being written by Dr. Robert Lanza and Bob Berman in 2009. The subject is biocentrism, and the book is Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe. I’m not going…