Tuesday, December 31, 2019

End of Year Ten

Year 10. Hard to believe that I’ve hit double digits.

I have to admit that the last 18 months or so have been difficult on this blog. I haven’t posted nearly as much as normal, and I haven’t watched nearly as many different movies as normal, either. This year, as of this writing, I have seen 209 different movies this year. That sounds like a lot, but it’s a touch over half of my normal.

There are multiple reasons for this. I’ve become tangentially involved in local politics in the last year, and that takes up some of my time. I’m working with another person to deal with the food desert in my town, and that takes time as well. And, I admit, it’s been difficult to focus on what feels like something frivolous when instead I can watch the destruction of American democracy and the world we live in in real time on Twitter.

But I do want to finish. I want to complete the Oscar films as much as I can and the Oscar races. And once that’s done, perhaps I’ll shift the focus once again.

Anyway, welcome to 2020!


  1. Congrats on ten years of solid writing! Continued good luck with your personal projects. We readers will be here, thankful for whatever entries you can provide. Happy New Year, and all the best for 2020.

  2. Happy New Year to you as well, Steve.
    There are more things to life than movies and I am happy you have some worthy causes before you. Good luck in 2020!

  3. That's an awesome milestone!

    Thought you might be rushed off your feet of late, I noticed you haven't been responding to comments as you usually do. I put it down to the holidays and figured you'd catch up eventually but it certainly sounds like you have a full plate.

    Looking forward to your take on the various races when you have a chance!

    1. I am probably behind on some comments. That said, I did catch up on all of the pending comments last week, so I am putting some effort into getting back on track.

      Additionally, I'm through the "work is kicking my ass" place I've been in for the last couple of months.