A better title for this post may have been “Television Series That I Watched Every Episode Produced,” but it was clunky enough already. There are a lot more than ten television series that I’ve watched in their entirety. Like all of my 10-Lists, this one had its own unique set of ground rules. The series […]Read more "10-List: Television Series I’ve Finished"
In this post, I put the Beach Boys’ masterpiece Pet Sounds into the Thunderdome with the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Two classic rock LPs enter. Only one will leave. Simple concept, I know. But, I want to tell you how it came about. Sharon and I have been in self-exile for over […]Read more "VERSUS: The Rock Album Deathmatch: Pet Sounds VS. Sgt. Pepper’s (Episode 1)"
If you liked the first season of the Netflix original, GLOW, I guarantee you’ll like this season, too. Maybe that’s not a ringing, over-the-top endorsement, or maybe it sounds a little glib or sarcastic. If you think either of these things, then I may not be communicating my point clearly enough. The first season of […]Read more "GLOW: Season 2 — a review"
I was a fan of The West Wing even before I finished watching the first season. Season 4 was the only season since the first that didn’t start with the resolution of a cliffhanger. Even the relatively weak cliffhanger between the second and third seasons involving the question of whether Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (Martin Sheen) […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 4 — a review"
A while back, just for kicks, I used the words of Ross Macdonald, in his novel Meet Me at the Morgue, to compose a poem. Macdonald’s words, all of them, assembled into a different form. I learned that there is a name for this type of thing, and it’s not plagiarism. It’s called found poetry, […]Read more "And Now For Something Completely Different: Another Firewater Found Poem"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 For days after the bridge crew of the 15-Minute Federation watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Commander Spork annoyed everyone within earshot, saying things like “Ship. . .out of. . .danger?” and “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few . . . or the one.” And […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch 1: Lt. Saavik is now Dick Sargent (Or: Bones Picked Up a Hitchhiker)"
Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Drive with a Dead Girl.” On this day in history, David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California. […]Read more "Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.8 “Drive with a Dead Girl” (Original airdate Saturday, November 17, 1990) — a review"
Here’s a list of my ten all-time favorite comic book artists. As of today. I winnowed down a very large list, cutting out many artists I admire and respect. You can tell that my list is heavily skewed towards older artists, which coincides with the years I was an active comic book reader. I am […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Comic Book Artists"
I log onto Facebook just often enough to react to things friends have posted on my page, and to add the requisite “likes” or the proper emojis to what my wife has posted. I seldom post anything these days. I also avoid reading too much of what’s been posted. My friends from high school and […]Read more "Space Force: Season 1 (Netflix original) — a review"
As always, I give all credit for the idea of this post to the late journalist Sydney J. Harris, who would occasionally include something he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things” in his syndicated column. This is a post about words and phrases. As a writer, these are my building blocks, so […]Read more "More Facts About Words and Phrases Learned While Looking Up Other Things"