Smalltown guy from Southwest Michigan
Lifelong aspiring author here; complete with a few self-published works always looking for more.
Kent and the Top Ten NES Games of Youth
I once toyed with, at least, the notion of trying to look back at my childhood and, from memory, rebuild my list of favorite NES games.
Hilson High Storyboarding
Hilson, Indiana is where ANYTHING can happen; especially in Hilson High. This storyboard only begins to COVER a few ideas…
Ladies and gentlemen novelists (no matter the state of "profession,") It is October 22, 2021; 9:08 PM ET as I finish this sentence.
Scooby's Greatest Friends
"Scooby-Doo..." was semi-revolutionary at the time of his first broadcasts; or he wouldn't still be around today. Of course, "Scooby..." and the rest of the Mystery Inc. crew introduced the trope of teenaged mystery solvers and masked miscreants; and I previously broke down my favorite masked monstrous menaces over the first several iterations/seasons of the franchise.
HILLSON HIGH Landmarks and Character Maps.
HILLSON, INDIANA Founded by Oscar Hillson in 1915. A predominantly white, progressive suburb of Indiana. It’s residents sometimes resent the state of Indiana as being too “conservative” for their liking…
The Teal Macaw
The big city. This is where people go to dance on one side of the law or the other; and the pigeons at least have a park while other birds have cages.
The Mad Monster of Murky Lake
"Go on; go in! Unless you're...CHICKEN!" I didn't need to hear anymore out of the neighborhood boys. "Sam" Kitwell was NO chicken! My only challenge was to get into the lake, swim out to the end of the pier, swim to the buoy, and swim back. After all, "everyone in the neighborhood had done it!" This was how they had ALL proven they had belonged; and I sure wanted to belong in the neighborhood.
"Hey, Fellow Vocalites; it's your buddy, Kent. How are you doing today...?" No; HOW are you doing today? ...You don't even owe me (or anyone else, for that matter) the most honest answer to that question in a given moment. It can be awkward enough to honestly pinpoint "how you're doing" (mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically) in the nanoseconds between hearing the question until an answer is expected. I do, however, encourage you to take a moment and reflect on that answer for yourself.