3 Things How to Train a Dragon 3 Gets Right About Marriage

*Spoilers* Dreamworks’ final installment of How to Train a Dragon holds a surprising twist--a mature perspective on marriage. The story picks up some time after the second episode where Hiccup’s father has died leaving Hiccup as the chief, albeit a reluctant one. Berk, his island hometown, is facing some serious issues--they don’t have space for… Continue reading 3 Things How to Train a Dragon 3 Gets Right About Marriage

Marie Kondo and Loving Our Lives

“I just got KonMari-ed!” sings the husband from the Holderness Family’s hilarious parody “Tidying Up: The Musical.” In this video, he jokingly complains about all the changes his wife has made based on an organizational strategy spearheaded by Marie Kondo. This strategy was launched into the limelight when Netflix released a series called Tidying Up… Continue reading Marie Kondo and Loving Our Lives

Grumpy Old Men and Hallmark Christmas Movies: Exhausted by Change

When I was a kid, I used to be perplexed by what I considered the stodginess of elderly people. They seemed desperate to maintain their routines, angry even. This type of character is captured comically in Disney’s Up and beautifully in Frederick Bachman’s A Man Called Ove. In both stories, the main character, a man,… Continue reading Grumpy Old Men and Hallmark Christmas Movies: Exhausted by Change