1. Keith Kilmer

    Saturday Night Draw-a-thon


    I have a wonderful family that tries to spend quality time together.  Since my two oldest children are teenagers, this has become harder and harder to do.  We try to create ways to spend that time when we can and this week it was a drawing contest. We were supposed …

  2. Keith Kilmer

    Star Trek Into the Darkness


     DISCLAIMER: I am an old school Star Trek movie Trekkie, so my opinion can be jaded by how close the newest additions to the series match up to the original movies. I walked into the AMC theatre on Saturday night excited to see J. J. Abrams’s newest action filled installment …

  3. Keith Kilmer

    Silver Linings Playbook


    Review of Silver Linings Playbook I want to make a declaration first about my intention to see this movie.  The only reason I went to see it was because I really needed to have a night away from the house with my wife.  We love watching movies together and seeing …

  4. Keith Kilmer

    Remembering Tidal Waves


    Standing next to the elevator, I can see them coming through the mass of confusion exploding from the rooms of suppressed socialization.  I am noticing, though not openly staring, two beautiful figures who are propelling along within a sea of energetic youth.  It is hard not notice. They are noticeable …

  5. Keith Kilmer

    A Frog’s Life


    Slowly, my eyes break the surface of the water.  Ah the air feels so nice and cool!  A slow blink rinses my eyes and clears my vision of the surrounding sky.  Without moving or blinking, I scan the entire horizon for a hawk or an owl.  Seeing nothing, I stretch …

  6. Keith Kilmer

    Star Craft 2 – Nexus Wars Addiction


    I have been playing Star Craft 2 with my son for a few years now.  It seems like my obsession goes back and forth between Star Craft 2 and World of Warcraft.  I never seem to be playing both during the same period. During my most recent foray into SC2, …

  7. Keith Kilmer

    Naruto Chapter 618


    For those of us who have read the latest chapter of Naruto Shippuden, does something feel wrong about the direction that Masashi Kishimoto is taking?  It feels to me like he isn’t sure about the direction that chapters are taking. … Continue reading →

  8. Samantha Bert

    Let’s go for a Walk


    The other day for my philosophy class I had to go to a lecture titled, “Philosophical Streetwalking: A Guided Tour”.  Luckily I get extra credit for it!  The professor’s main point of the lecture was about how your best thoughts are those that you do when you are walking.  Jean …

  9. Samantha Bert

    Last First Day of School!


    Today is my first day of Senior year…where did the time go??  I remember my first day of freshman year when I moved into my dorm and I was so nervous!  I remember thinking that four years were going to go by so slow!  But now I laugh at myself, …

  10. Samantha Bert

    A Tribute to a Legend …


    Just recently I read a magazine dedicated to Marilyn, but held off on posting until the 50th anniversary of her death. When I think of Marilyn a few words come to mind: beautiful, a legend, trend setter, funny, smart, an icon, rule breaker, and the list can go on. But …

  11. Samantha Bert

    Hot Yoga !


    Today I signed up for hot yoga in Long Beach, NY for my last few weeks home until I go back up to school.  As some of you may know, I did hot yoga in Ithaca, NY with my roommate and loved it.  So, I decided to give myself this …

  12. Samantha Bert

    “Half Broke Horses”


    A few days ago I finished Jeannette Walls’ true novel “Half Broke Horses”. Did I mention I finished it in one day? I absolutely loved this book, which is not surprising considering how much I loved her memoir “The Glass Castle”.

    Instead of this novel being about her, this novel …

  13. Samantha Bert



    When the movie “Think Like A Man” first came out, I was really excited to see it. I still am happy that I saw it, it was a very good movie. I think that the first three minutes or so of that movie really lead an insight into why things …

  14. Samantha Bert



    A year ago today I was roaming the streets of Italy, Rome with a group of people I’ve never really met before. I remember walking around with pure amazement, a little anxiousness, but mostly just pure happiness. I remember thinking that Italy would be nothing but a purely sick time …

  15. Samantha Bert

    Beautiful Creatures


    While I’m on the subject of books… I’d like to add that I’m in the process of reading “Beautiful Darkness” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl which is the second book of the “Beautiful Creatures” series. However, while in Florida I carelessly left the book at somebody’s house when I …

  16. Samantha Bert

    Book Talk (Finally!)


    I’ve been so busy with my own writing and working a lot that I haven’t really had the time to sit down and read a good book. Ironic because during the school year that is what I was looking forward to the most during the summer: freedom to read!

    I …

  17. Samantha Bert

    Do we Need a New American Dream?


    First off I would like to start off by apologizing for being a neglectful blogger! I’ve been away for a little while and could not access any Internet so therefore I couldn’t blog!

    This week, I went to Orlando, Florida and went to Disney for a day. Now, don’t get …

  18. Samantha Bert

    Words From Jodi Picoult


    Today’s words of wisdom come from one of my favorite authors: Jodi Picoult. In one of her most popular books, “My Sister’s Keeper”, she wrote:


    “And the very act of living is a tide; at first it makes no difference at all, and then one day you look down …

  19. Samantha Bert

    “The Cost of College”


    So for today’s Tuesday Talk, I’ve decided to discuss the article, “The Cost of College” in the New York Times from May 28th, 2012. Being a current college student, I know the stress that the cost of college brings. In a year when I enter “real world”; a place I’ve …

  20. Samantha Bert

    I Love Lucy


    Today I was watching “I Love Lucy” for the first time in so long. I used to watch this show all the time when I was little. I was so upset when nick at nite took it off the air – it felt like the loss of a generation to …