Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

My rating: 3 stars Bright¬†was a 2017 Netflix film that starred Will Smith as veteran LA police officer Daryl Ward and Joel Edgerton as rookie orcish office Nick Jakoby. It is set in Los Angeles, but here, the city is a blend of humans, orcs, elves, and dwarves who live together in a sort of … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

Tuesday Thoughts: Begin the Chili Season!

Yep, we had the first of the chili cook offs we are helping out at this past weekend. We were in Arlington, VT. Vermont is such a pretty state, so the drive is quite lovely. We've had a long time off since our last cook off last year, but now we are heading into a … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Begin the Chili Season!

Friday Review: Squick Studies and Last Thorsday Night by Holly Lisle

Squick Studies by Holly Lisle My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got these two stories as free thank yous for signing up to Lisle's newsletter. Both are short, and they are two different types of stories, although both are science fiction. Squick Studies:¬†This is a bit of an odd story. It fits into Lisle's … Continue reading Friday Review: Squick Studies and Last Thorsday Night by Holly Lisle

Monday Musings: Family Weekend

Last week was the BaldMan's mother's eighty-fifth birthday. She and his Dad, as well as his sister and her husband, came to MA from New York for the weekend to celebrate. Stephanie came for dinner on Friday, and was with us Saturday and Sunday, as well. Jill, John, and Carter came on Saturday for some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Family Weekend

Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Return to Earth by Buzz Aldrin My rating: 2 of 5 stars I tried, really I did. I kept plugging away at it for a couple weeks. But I ended up reading only a few pages at a time, and then I had to stop. I honestly thought this would be far more interesting than … Continue reading Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

A bit of a click bait headline (what isn't these days?), but a pretty accurate chart of the bias of many news sources. If you are truly interested in weeding the fake news out of your life, look here: News Source Bias Chart You have to scroll waaaaaay down to get to the actual recipe … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream