Laughter Through These Difficult Times

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Greetings.

I know it’s been almost two years since I wrote you last. Managing and writing for Adopting James was a great pleasure for me while Sarabeth and I searched for our children through adoption. When we got them, there was no more journey to write about.

So now our daughter is six and our son is five. Since I’ve written my last blog post, my wife and I have gone through ten lifetimes of marriages, it seems. I will own most of the mistakes as my own, that brought us to such dark places.

We were within inches of getting a divorce.

But in recent months, we’ve decided to emerge through the darkness together, rather than die in it separately.

And the results have been fruitful.

And I’ve got to say that after surviving such menacing trials, this pandemic that’s gripped the world seems almost laughable. Even though I’ve lost my job, even though we’re as uncertain and scared as everyone else. After surviving what we’ve gone through, this seems manageable, because we’re in it together.

I hope you are holed up with people that you love. I hope you are using this time to grow as a person, and grow closer to your family. This time can be awesome if we allow it to be. And really, are we that much more frightened of the future than we were before? It’s just as unpredictable as it was a month ago, right?

Sarabeth and I have learned that laughter is important, and nothing is worth being too serious about. This is why we’ve started a YouTube series of just the two of us talking to you. We discuss movies, books, cars, our lives in quarantine, and just generally want to cheer others up. I’m sure in some future video we’ll dive into some select details of the dark days of our marriage and how we’ve come through them.

We hope you join us over on YouTube, and would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, or just say hi if you’d like.

Here’s the link to one of our videos, just punch subscribe if you want to keep seeing us. Hang in there, we’re all in this weirdness together. And don’t forget to wash your hands!

Unpack the Greatest Thriller You’ll Read All Year

About Me – Should You Watch It? Podcast

This week’s podcast episode is all about ME!! I talk about why I’m a movie reviewer, of all things, my somewhat odd attachment to movies, what types of movies I love and what types I avoid. You’ll learn what to expect from me as your most reliable movie reviewer. Click here to give it a listen!

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What if The Happening Isn’t What You Think?

No matter how you look at it, M. Night’s The Happening is cheeseball at best. For ten years, there’s been nothing but hatred circulating around the movie. But what if… WHAT IF… the deaths in the movie aren’t as random as it seems.

What if there’s more of a method to this madness than anyone has let on, or figured out?

Check out my theory about The Happening that I have yet to find anyone else figure out:

Click here to listen to the podcast episode, or just type in “Should You Watch It” wherever you listen to your podcasts and check out episode 8: “The Happening is Actually a Love Story.”

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Should You Watch It?: My Movie Review Podcast

There’ve been a steady stream of movies that came out this summer. Several were great, some were good, and others were extremely forgettable. I love movies so much that it’s hard to stop talking about them and dissecting them. So, in an effort to scratch that continual itch to do so, I started a podcast where I talk about nothing but movies!

Whether you’re a movie buff or not, try giving my podcast a listen to see if particular movies I review are something you should watch or not.

Movies I’ve reviewed on my podcast so far:

Deadpool 2, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Tag, and Fiddler on the Roof. 

So check out “Should You Watch It?” on your favorite podcast vehicle, or just click the link below to be taken directly to my show in iTunes. Enjoy! And remember, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

Click here to be taken to iTunes

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Should You Watch It? A brand new podcast

I recently started a new podcast. It’s where listeners can go to hear my honest breakdown of old and new movies and discover whether or not you should watch it. So far I’ve reviewed The Fiddler on the Roof, Tag, and Avengers: Infinity War. What sets me apart from other reviewers is that just because I like a movie doesn’t mean I’m going to recommend it to everyone. Plus, you might learn a few fun things along the way.

Just type in Should You Watch It in your Apple Podcast app or Stitcher to hear the first three episodes! And if you have any special requests, like movies you’ve been on the fence about seeing, let me know in the comments section below, and happy listening!

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Check Out the Website for My New Book

Thoughts?

BoxThriller.com

Get The Man in the Box on Amazon

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