Sunday, October 3, 2010

12 Movies/Books that Every Kid Should Watch/Read No Matter How Many Nightmares They May Cause

It’s no secret that the movie rating system has changed much over the course of time. Back when Psycho was made, the Hitchcock classic was rated R, even though not a single curse word is uttered and the infamous shower scene is pretty tame compared to murder scenes in today’s TV shows. If Psycho were made today, it would probably be rated PG. Kids’ movies, on the other hand, have become so censored that I’m amazed their plots have any conflict in them at all. Back when I was a kid, we were all drawn to the most violent and horrific movies we could get away with watching. More often than not, those violent and horrific movies were actually made for children; which leads me to my point that kids today are total wusses! Here are some movies (and a book) that kids should watch (and read) if their overprotective parents would let them. (Warning: There are spoilers mentioned for these movies/books.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spy Stories

Lately, I've been quite busy reading a book called Body of Secrets by James Bamford about the NSA. It is certainly one of the most interesting books I've ever read. Along with serious information on things such as the Vietnam War and the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, the book also has some comical moments, showing that electronic spies have a rather wry sense of humor.

Monday, August 16, 2010


I'll just start things off by saying that my name is A. Leigh Rose and I'm an aspiring writer. You can read some of my writings at my site.
I am currently working on a novel and a goofy, little ongoing series called Weeping Willows. The way I see it, if I can entertain one person, then I've done my job as a writer.
This blog is meant to be a place where I can ramble on about seemingly random stuff and basically show a level of unprofessionalism that would be somewhat (not much, but somewhat) out of place on my site. So if I happen to act like a lunatic, it's because this is one of the few places where I can. You have been warned.