Welcome to MDMRN.com
Are you new here? Well, then welcome to the site. Want to know more about the site? Check out the About section to start to tell you a little about me (the author, Matthew Newman) and the nature of the site.
I write on politics, faith, anime, parenthood, music, reviews, and all sorts of things. In some cases, I talk about where my faith and the various items before intersect. Here’s a few pieces I think might be worth checking into for first timers.
- Anime/Manga – I love writing about anime! Sometimes where it intersects with my faith (see also my writing at Beneath the Tangles) or just in general. Here’s an example piece I wrote about the first episode the anime series of Angel Beats: “God or No God.” Another example is “Not a Piece of Meat” which I wrote about the series Himoto! Umaru-chan.
- Fiction – I periodically will write fictional pieces. They’re…sometimes decent, sometimes not so much. Here’s two examples: “The Darkness and the Bubble” and the first part of “Pokemon Golden Dreams.”
- Musical Faith – I love talking about music and how it intersects with my faith. Here’s an example piece of a song you may not expect me to talk about: “All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor“
- Parenthood – I like to talk about the things I do as a Dad as well as some realizations I have when I do things with my kids. Here’s two example pieces: “Five Things I Learned Watching Animaniacs as an Adult with my Kids” and “My First Gunpla: Petit Beargguy“
- Politics – I have a lot of opinions and I originated as a political blogger, so this is not shocking I talk about politics here too. Here’s two example pieces: “On Donald Trump” and “My Post Election Thoughts“
- Old Line Elephant – My old blog was entitled “Old Line Elephant” and there I started off talking specifically about Maryland politics. I plan to continue doing so here from time to time. One thing I use to do was write pieces highlighting wasteful spending from the Maryland legislature. Here’s an example from the 2016 legislative session: “Waste of the Week: Scottish Rite Temple Preservation and Restoration“
- Reviews – From time to time, I will review of anything and everything from video games to cheeseburgers. Here’s two various examples: “Phineas and Ferb: The Quest for Cool Stuff (Wii) – Review” and “Mountain Dew Green Label – Review“