Kelly Watches ‘The Goonies’

Back in January, I started a blog series where I watch a classic movie that everyone seems to have seen except for me. My first movie was “Top Gun” and today I’m taking on the childhood favorite, “The Goonies.” Released in 1985, the movie follows a group of friends on a treasure hunting adventure in…

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Remembering Zoe

My cat Zoe passed away on Nov. 20th. It was unexpected and after nearly fifteen years together, I am left with a huge hole in my heart. Because it helps me to write, I want to share our story, even down to the painful part. If it’s too much for you to read, I understand….

Highway 1: L.A. to San Francisco

Called one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, Highway 1 spans several states and follows the coast from Washington all the way down to southern California. When driving this route, experts suggest taking days or even weeks to take in the beauty – and I can see why. It’s been on my…

Farewell to the Mockingjay

Movie Review: Mockingjay, Part 2 Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson. Rated: PG-13 When we last saw Katniss Everdeen, she was grappling with the physical and emotional effects of nearly being strangled to death by Peeta Mellark, who didn’t exactly greet her with hugs…

A Look Back at the X-Files, Season 4

Season four of the X-files focused pretty heavily on the alien conspiracy plot and mid-way through, Agent Scully was diagnosed with cancer as a result of her abduction. As I’ve said before, I don’t think the alien plot is the most interesting part about the X-Files, so while the episodes in this season are still…

Book Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Rachel Watkins’ life is a mess. She’s an alcoholic who recently lost her job, her husband left her for another woman, and she’s still obsessively in love with him despite the fact he’s already remarried and has a baby. She tells no one about her job, but…