Friday (TV) Review: Star Trek: Discovery

What to say about this show? It's difficult, because so many things were right, but some were just not. Or rather, they were not-quite-right. It's got a lot going for it. It's pretty true to the Trek legacy. It's got some really great characters. There were episodes that rivaled the best of the original Trek, and some that were … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Star Trek: Discovery

Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about the real emotional impact of a beloved character leaving one of my long-running favorite TV shows. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I am going to try to figure out why this sort of thing breaks my heart in a very real sense. I think part … Continue reading Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Monday Musings: Football, Food, and Fun

I am writing this post on Sunday afternoon, so I have no idea how the Super Bowl will turn out. I will say this right now, though: Fly, Eagles, Fly! There is no love for the Patriots in this house, despite the fact that we live in New England. And let me ask you this: … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football, Food, and Fun

Friday Review: (TV) New Fall Shows We’ve Watched

As usual with the new Fall TV season, we added some of the new shows to our "try it and see" list. They were picked mainly by the previews that were shown leading up to the premieres, and by online chatter. Also as usual, some have been hits and some have been misses. Others are … Continue reading Friday Review: (TV) New Fall Shows We’ve Watched

Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed the original series. It was quirky, confusing, and interesting. The return to it has been rumored for a while, and it is finally here. And it's- well, it is quirky and confusing. The problem is it just isn't holding my interest like the original. If you watched … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

An iceberg broke off the Antarctic ice shelf last week, and while this particular iceberg is not a huge threat, it is giving scientists a good look at what the potential for future breaks with more impact might mean: Larsen C With all the brouhaha over the new Doctor being a woman, it might be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

Friday Review (TV): American God 

I will start this off by saying I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and I absolutely loved reading American Gods. I was thrilled when it was optioned for development into a television series. After seeing the first two aired episodes, I am cautiously optimistic. I have to say that, having read the book, I do … Continue reading Friday Review (TV): American God 

Monday Musings: Into the New Year as Time Goes By

January is almost over, isn't it? We are just about one full month into 2017. Time seems to fly by so fast these days. Not sure whether it's because I am older or what, but I feel like I blinked somewhere along the way and time just speeded up. Maybe I just need to stop … Continue reading Monday Musings: Into the New Year as Time Goes By

Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

This is one of the best commercials ever: Mouse Trap I guess it is no big surprise that I am a great admirer of Neil Gaiman. Not only is he a most imaginative writer, but he also has wise words to say on many things. Here are some of his thoughts on reading and why … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

Monday Musings: Terry Brooks Book Signing Event

Yesterday, we went to the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA for an appearance and book signing event with Terry Brooks. For those who may not know, Terry is a fantasy author. His best known series is the Shannara books, which, with the new release this year, has twenty-five titles in it. He also wrote … Continue reading Monday Musings: Terry Brooks Book Signing Event