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Memorable Quote: Why Write?


“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make. “ – Truman Capote “…it’s fun. I do have fun writing, and a long time ago, I told myself, ‘You got to have fun at this, or it’ll drive you nuts.’” – Elmore Leonard ____________________ “The best … Continue reading

Could “Mundane Science Fiction” Neuter Classic SciFi?


Has today’s science fiction finally been tamed by physics? Did that pesky phrase, “scientific plausibility” grab ahold and rein in imagination? Well, perhaps that’s taking it half a parsec too far. But the moniker this literary sci-fi movement is saddled with, “mundane science fiction” does conjure up notions of flaccid creativity. While there are numerous … Continue reading

Oddities of the Walk


The air was odd. The salt sea, that algal tinge which seeps in upon early evening breezes was there but something more was woven within. Or perhaps, it was something absent. I noticed it when I first stepped out but unlike certain scents that melt into the normals as the nose turns accustomed, this one … Continue reading

Just opened up shop on Facebook


Hey everyone! I thought I’d let any or all who care to know that I’ve just got around to starting a Facebook page. I’m still working on beautifying it… to whatever extent that can be done 🙂 I’ll be adding pictures and thoughts and other things that crop up from the various recesses of my mind. So if you … Continue reading

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (There be spoilers here!)


To mark today’s DVD & Blue-ray release of Star Trek Into Darkness, I am reposting my original review of the film along with new and updated video links. The latest incarnation of Star Trek is in one word, “WOW”. Another would be orgasmic. No, not in that way. Orgasmic, in a Trekkie way. The sequel to the … Continue reading

TARDIS in newly discovered Van Gogh?


Is this the TARDIS in the background of the recently discovered Vincent Van Gogh painting, Sunset at Montmajour, identified by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam? Scenes from “Vincent and the Doctor“ _______________________________ Follow on Twitter & Facebook

Topped off at 1000!


I awoke one fine day this weekend and, to my surprise, found I had overtopped 1000 subscribers! Thank you to all those who have stopped by and decided to stick around to read some more. I’ll try to stay entertaining, thoughtful and, from time to time, even a little amusing. _______________________________ Follow on Twitter & Facebook

Immensity of the Sea (a weekly photo challenge)


This week’s photo challenge asked us to consider the emotions created by the sea, the feelings it produces within. This photo, I feel, places the power, the immensity, the inspired awe of the sea into scale. _______________________________ Follow on Twitter & Facebook

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