Articles and Essays

Some articles, essays, and columns I’ve been writing that I have no better place to put. Sort of like a blog, but slightly more professional.

JD’s Favorite Movies – May, 2017

Every Geek Day, I post a list of my favorite movies.  This time, I’m doing something different. I’ve been having a hard time trying to figure out how to best rank films that I remember really enjoying, but I haven’t seen recently enough to have an accurate opinion.  Films like The Parent Trap (1961), Doctor Who: The Movie, … Continue reading JD’s Favorite Movies – May, 2017

The Activism Problem: When Passion Is Not Enough

The Women’s March on Washington shook me up.  I somehow felt very guilty for not attending and very glad for keeping my distance at the same time.  The issue of gender equality is one that’s very important to me, and it is a dream of mine to see the feminist movement unite with the movement for … Continue reading The Activism Problem: When Passion Is Not Enough

JD’s Favorite Movies – November, 2016

With Thanksgiving here again, it’s another chance for me to take the time to share a list of the movies for which I am most thankful. This year, I’m sharing my top 125 favorite films (excluding documentaries this time).  It’s fun to compare this list to my list from May of this year, or my … Continue reading JD’s Favorite Movies – November, 2016

JD’s Favorite Movies – May, 2016

Last year, on Geek Pride Day of 2015, I posted a list of my favorite movies.  Then, this past Thanksgiving, I posted an updated list.  Why?  Because my list is always changing, with films moving up and down drastically all the time.  Since my feelings about certain movies have evolved so much, and since I … Continue reading JD’s Favorite Movies – May, 2016

Why I Am No Longer a Christian

For over a year now, I’ve been trying to think of the best way to say this, and I still can’t think of any way that would be ideal.  I’ve been in a very awkward position for so, so long now of trying to find the easiest ways of describing where I am now spiritually, … Continue reading Why I Am No Longer a Christian

JD’s Favorite Movies – November, 2015

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s a good time to celebrate the movies for which I’m most thankful! Here’s the updated list (as opposed to the one I posted in May) of my favorite movies. The Muppet movie series (’79, Caper or MTI, MMW, 2011, MTM or Carol, then Space) Labyrinth Duck Soup (1933) Who Framed Roger Rabbit … Continue reading JD’s Favorite Movies – November, 2015

150 Movies in a Year

I’m curious about something: I wonder what the ratio of the number of movies someone watches to the number of ideas for movies that person has would be on average (per year).  For me, that ratio is about 1:3 – I’ve watched about 52 movies within the past year, not including movies I re-watched, and … Continue reading 150 Movies in a Year