Author Archives: jonathondsvendsen

About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website NarniaFans.com. Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.

Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #4: John Hammond

My latest blog post on Jurassic Park. This one is on John Hammond. I spared no expense. Continue reading

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Life Finds Away: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #3: Dr. Ian Malcolm

One key character for any science fiction or horror cautionary tale is the voice of reason. The character who is not only an expert in his field, but is quick to point out to the others just how wrong they … Continue reading

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Happy 2018! And a Request to My Readers

  Well, here we are, January of 2018. It’s been quite a ride to get here hasn’t it? I’d like to take the time to once again thank you my dear readers and subscribers for taking the time out of … Continue reading

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Meaningful Gifts

This Christmas season has been especially hard for my family. Among other reasons, it is the first we’ve had since my grandmother Elsie Bogart ( on my mom’s side) passed away from cancer this past spring. There are a number … Continue reading

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That’s What Great Christmas Specials Are All About, Charlie Brown

Times certainly have changed since I was a kid. Looking through my mom’s extensive collection of Christmas DVD’s I see plenty of movies that had been made specifically for television had been shown on network TV for a couple years. … Continue reading

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Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #2: Dr. Ellie Sattler

The monster movie has been a fixture of cinema since the Golden Age of film in the 1930’s. From King Kong scaling the top of the Empire State Building, to the monster of Frankenstein being chased by angry villagers, to … Continue reading

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Tis a Gift…

Around this time of year, there’s an old Shaker Hymn that is frequently heard called “Simple Gifts.” You probably know the tune and have heard the lyrics, but in case you haven’t here they are:   “‘Tis the gift to … Continue reading

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