The Breaking Bad Finale: 7 Reasons Why It Worked

There's no good way to end a highly acclaimed television series.   The viewer's expectations are insurmountable, and most likely contradictory.  We want the characters to live forever and get what they want, but if a writer does this, we'll complain that the end was cliche and boring.  It's the great human contradiction: we want to … Continue reading The Breaking Bad Finale: 7 Reasons Why It Worked

Understanding the Conundrum of Religion in America

On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for the new world.  102 Pilgrims left the civilized Western world for the unknown trials of the New World.  Were they leaving for adventure?  For the romantic notion of living in a world untouched by civilization?  To help push forward Western ideals?Hell no.  They were leaving because … Continue reading Understanding the Conundrum of Religion in America

When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust

In my pursuit of the perfect IPA there have been a small handful of recurring beers people tell me I have to try.  120 Minute IPA.  Check.  Maine Beer Company's Lunch.  Check.  Hop Stoopid.  Sierra Nevada Hoptimum.  Hop Wallop.  Green Flash.  Check.  Check.  Check.  Check. I've even found myself holding the elusive and mysterious Heady … Continue reading When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust