Weekend 443.0 (Fellow Travelers)

“Driven out of paradise by You and exiled in a distant land, I cannot return by myself unless You, O Lord, come to meet me in my wandering. My return is based on hope in Your mercy during all of my earthly life. My only hope, the only source of confidence, and only solid promise […]

KH3 (January 29, 2019)

Don’t Think Twice by Hikaru Utada I want you for a lifetimeSo if you’re gonna think twice, babyI don’t wanna know, baby, I don’t wanna knowEverything is just rightBut if you’re gonna think twice, babyI don’t wanna know, baby, I don’t wanna know

KH3 Countdown

It’s less than thirty days away! Here’s a list of five (um, six) things you can do while you’re counting down: (1) Preview KINGDOM HEARTS III at Disney Springs (Disney Parks Blog) (2) Pre-Order Face My Fears by Hikaru Utada. The release is scheduled for January 18th (2a) Hear Skrillex, Utada Hikaru’s Dizzying Preview of […]

Weekend 432.0 (Lasipalatsi)

(1) Kingdom Hearts is Disney at its strangest, darkest—and most moving (The A.V. Club) “What is adulthood for Kingdom Hearts? It’s a bullet—or maybe a magic sword—barreling toward you, that you can’t stop. Those things you loved as a kid—those movies, those heroes, those lessons about friendship and love and hope? They’ll be there, when […]

Weekend 428.0

(1) Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Live Longer. Decaf May Do The Trick, Too (NPR) (2) How To Use Lechuza Planter’s Self Watering Feature (YouTube) (3) Why I love the Kingdom Hearts series (MetroUK) “While the overarching story of the franchise is a load of overcomplicated twaddle, the individual stories in each world are […]

Weekend 427.0

(1) Tetsuya Nomura Opens Up About Kingdom Hearts 3: “I Do Feel a Little Sad When I Think Some Characters Will Probably Never Appear Ever Again” (US GAMER)

Weekend 426.0

(1) E3 2018: Tetsuya Nomura on If Kingdom Hearts 3 Is the End of Sora’s Story “One thing fans may hope Kingdom Hearts 3 can deliver on is offering a satisfying wrap-up to the friendships that began the franchise — the trio of Sora, Riku, and Kairi. All will obviously feature in the game, Nomura […]

Weekend 395.0 (There’s so many different worlds…so many different suns…)

I watched Level Up! (The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase) at D23 on Twitch yesterday afternoon. If you missed it, you can see a replay on YouTube. There were two BIG KH3 announcements- the game finally has a ((((((2018)))))) release date and they’ve introduced the world of PIXAR to the franchise via Toy Story. […]

Weekend 393.0 (All I do is keep the beat and bad company)

“At the heart of all Catholic life is a miracle, a mystery, the Blessed Sacrament. Surrounded traditionally by ritual and awe, it has been the formative aspect of Catholic art, drama, and poetry.” – Charles A. Coulombe (1) Treasures of New York: The Heckscher Museum of Art (2) A quote from The Vignelli Canon: “The […]

A Gen Xers Top 20 Video Game List

Get out that David Bowie record and grab a can of Jolt Cola because it’s time to rank my Top 20 all-time favorite video games. The rankings are based on qualities like story, playability, cultural influence, immersion, creativeness, and a happiness quotient roughly calculated using memories/age * 1.023MHz * (1 KB/1980). This is for my […]

Weekend 324.0 (Old Trafford)

(1) Giving that historic WIN at Old Trafford some perspective (#WeMarchOn). (2) Card Games: Touring from Winning Moves Games (3) Kingdom Hearts III???? (The Know It All: January 9, 2015) Credit: Bear (4) A quote from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon: “…yet there is no avoiding time, the sea of time, the sea of memory […]

Birth By Sleep Reboot

Thanks WOPR! (1) What is Kingdom Hearts? The entire Kingdom Hearts series explained. (2) 15 Times Disney Villains Were Just Trying To Be Helpful

Weekend 272.0 (22.2 x 21.5 x 9.8 inches)

Greetings Professor Falken. I love McPharlin’s work. It is like a homage to some of my favorite people and things— Chuck “Chuckles” Bueche, paper, Chris Ware, computers, Harry Beck, music, Cabinet Magazine, miniatures, and the WOPR. (1) Posters of the London Underground (WSJ) (1a) One final lengthy quote from Earthbound (The Bakerloo Line) by Paul […]

Weekend 252.0

(1) No monk is an island but there is snow in the forecast this weekend so; (a) Wall Street Journal, (b) Wall Street Journal Magazine, (c) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, (d) MONOCLE, (e) Bicycle Times, (f) Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes, (g) Round 5 of the FA Cup, […]

Weekend 233.0 (Contrails)

Anime Update: I’ve finally started watching Last Exile. This is older animation now but the story is addictive. I’m not as invested in these characters as I was with Clannad After Story but I’ve only watched 4/5 episodes. I do like Lavie and Tatiana Wisla is a first-class bad ass. September and October are shaping […]