Monthly Archives: February 2018

Annihilation the Movie; That One Scene

Warning; Spoilers probably. This isn’t a complete review, so here’s a link to the cast and crew, if you’re interested. I saw the movie Annihilation. I liked it, and I think I will be in the minority. There were five … Continue reading

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Auburn in Winter

I named this “Auburn in Winter” but it is mostly about Nevada City, where, last week, Sharon and I spent a day window shopping and taking pictures. If you are headed for Reno or the snow, and need a stopover, … Continue reading

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Do Second Hand Bookstores Help Writers?

“Used bookstores don’t help writers.” I bristled when I saw this remark on Twitter. Fortunately this was one of those rare times when, before I fired off a response, I looked around a little, and realized that this stark statement … Continue reading

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Television Tuesday; Falling Water, Season Two

Welcome to Television Tuesday; the Wednesday edition. I got behind on blogging this week. * Falling Water returned for a second season, airing Saturdays at 10:00 pm on USA. It’s also available On Demand. I was pleasantly surprised the show … Continue reading

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The Hugos: Let’s Get Ready to Nominate!

It’s award season! Currently, the Hugo committee is accepting nominations, from eligible voters, for the finalist list of the 2018 Hugos. I’m an eligible voter. The Hugos are complicated! Seriously, there is a voting system that employs ranking rather than … Continue reading

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Three French Islands

About twelve miles off Canada’s eastern shores (Newfoundland and Labrador) there are three islands that are still part of France. St Pierre, Miguelone and Langlade sit at the entrance to Fortune Bay. The islands are a French Territory. As you … Continue reading

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One-Card Tarot Pull; a Reading

I parked my car downtown one day about a week ago. When I came back to it I saw a playing card by the rear passenger wheel. It was face down. I picked it up. Well, I mean, of course … Continue reading

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Tapas Platter

I borrowed (cough:stole:cough) the idea of a “tapas platter” blog post from award winning writer Brian Fies. * I went into downtown Santa Rosa on Friday. For those of you not “in the know” about Sonoma County, a brewery on … Continue reading

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