Just today, I finished watching Season 3 of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. I don’t think I’m the only one watching it, but I am apparently one of a select few. You already know whether or not you’ve been watching it. If not, you’re not one of the few. That last sentence made me sound […]Read more "Halt and Catch Fire (why you should watch it, or maybe you shouldn’t)"
About a year ago, I wrote a couple of posts about the forthcoming Mass Effect Andromeda video game. I mentioned it once in some random thoughts about the assertion that the secret to happiness was having something to look forward to. At the time I was looking forward to seeing my great-granddaughter Melody for the […]Read more "Looking Forward (Update)"
It has been said that the eyes are the window of the soul. I used the passive voice in the preceding sentence because I don’t know who said it first. It’s been attributed to Shakespeare, which sounds good, although I can’t find just where he actually wrote it (maybe he just “said” it aloud […]Read more "Me, Myself and Eyes"
I would not consider myself to be a sports fanatic. My father was a sports fanatic. At least he was for baseball and football. I never knew him to take much of an interest in basketball or hockey. He would maintain spiral-bound notebooks full of scores and player stats. As far as I know, it […]Read more "Football Memories"
I recently re-read The Holcroft Covenant, by Robert Ludlum. The first time I read it was around the time it was published, in the late 1970s. It was the first of his books that I read, and I liked it enough then to seek out his earlier works and read them as well. A couple […]Read more "The Ludlum Silencer"
Norange? I’m either going to believe everything I read on the Internet—a dangerous proposition, if ever there was one—or I’m going to doubt the veracity of everything I hear, read, and/or see. Experience is the greatest teacher, and it has instructed me that the latter path is the most prudent. I read that the humble […]Read more "Rhymes with Norange"
“Can you fly this plane and land it?” “Surely you can’t be serious.” “I am serious . . .and don’t call me Shirley.” This is how one Grammar Girl podcast about adverbs begins. Here, you can listen to it or read the script for yourself. I love this quote from the movie Airplane, and I’ve […]Read more "“I Need a Total Rewrite,” Tom said Retrospectively (in defense of adverbs)"