Parker Picks the Oscars

      I really do love film and movies. I’ve been drawn to this area of expression for many years, and even dabbled in college in a screenplay writing class.  I’ve still got a couple screenplay ideas and skeleton drafts out there, but for now, I’m just an admirer of the silver screen and those involved in putting really impressive products together for our enjoyment and reflection. I’ll pick this year’s Oscars here.  Below is my ballot with my girlfriend’s picks included (mine are red, hers are purple), and any picks we agreed on are in green.   Continue reading Parker Picks the Oscars

My Hometown Highlighted in National Magazine – Ocean Springs, MS

Well, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this feature of Ocean Springs in this month’s Country Roads Magazine, as Tracey Minkin highlights an accidental visit she made to my hometown in the March edition of Getaways of All Kinds. Truly, I’m rarely as at peace, relaxed and full of life as I am once I re-enter the city limits of Ocean Springs when I have the fortune of going home. East Beach, right off of the Anderson/Shearwater complex – this is my favorite spot in the entire world. The food, the shops, the history, the art, the very thickness of the … Continue reading My Hometown Highlighted in National Magazine – Ocean Springs, MS

Feb. 20 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

Another big day for Team USA in Sochi today, as we’re involved in the following events: The Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Match is a rematch between Canada and Team USA, with Canada defending its gold from Vancouver and Team USA seeking justice on the ice. That game starts at 12 p.m. ET and can be viewed online at Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds are all in the top 7 women’s figure skaters going for gold at 10 a.m., in the last figure skating competition event at the Sochi Games. You can stream this live online or view … Continue reading Feb. 20 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

Feb. 19 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

Huge day in Sochi today: 12 p.m.:  US Men’s Hockey must beat the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals to advance in the tournament (we’ve lost 5 straight to CZE), that’s at noon. 11:15 a.m.: Women’s bobsled medal runs begin and USA is sitting 1-3 right now. 10 a.m.: The ladies figure skating short program, where we have Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner who could contend with the Russian phenom Yulia Lipnitskaya for medals. 8:30 a.m.: Speedskating 9:30 a.m.: Biathlon Curling is ongoing, though Team USA won’t medal after poor showings. Continue reading Feb. 19 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Day 6 Podcast and Day 7 Schedule

Day 6 was a crazy day for Team USA – no spoilers in the text here but listen to the podcast just below for the whole rundown of today’s events!  Primetime coverage is still going on, so I won’t spoil your fun. Tomorrow is a big day with medal events in skiing, women’s snowboarding halfpipe, figure skating pairs, speed skating and luge. Men’s hockey also begins, while women’s hockey and curling continues. 2014 Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 12 Schedule  (ALL TIMES EASTERN) * – Medal Event ^ – Televised Live 12:00 a.m.: Curling, Men’s Qualification Round-Robin Denmark vs. USA (airing … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics – Day 6 Podcast and Day 7 Schedule

2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 11 (with TV Times)

Good evening yall!  I apologize for the lack of updates on Sunday and earlier Monday, and for no podcast; we’re having technical issues preventing a podcast but here’s the rundown for tomorrow’s events, which start in just an hour with women’s curling! Big things to watch out for here are the beginning of individual and pairs figure skating competition with the pairs short program airing live on NBC Sports Network at 10 a.m. (An FYI – NBC is airing ALL figure skating events live.) The popular slopestyle event ends on the women’s side with the ski freestyle final at 4 … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 11 (with TV Times)

2014 Winter Olympics Podcast – Day 3

Hi all. Here’s today’s podcast, summarizing Day 3 and leading into Day 4, which includes a number of medal events and the close of figure skating team competition. ALERT: This podcast contains spoilers about events on February 8. (Skip ahead to about 2:15 in to avoid and just hear tomorrow’s schedule.) NBC’s primetime coverage begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Stay tuned to the blog for a text schedule posted for tomorrow’s action, with TV times as well. Note that Team USA action begins very early Sunday morning, so stay up if you want to catch them live. We will … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics Podcast – Day 3