This is the quadmonthly happiness report for June 2022. Our belief here at FirewaterCorp is that happiness is defined as always having something to look forward to. In our world, choices in entertainment play a huge role in this pursuit. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2022 Update): Are You Not Entertained?"
This is the quadmonthly happiness report for February 2022. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” “Read” Since the October 2021 update, the following books were completed: Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, by Keith R.A. DeCandido (urban fantasy/media tie-in) Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1), by James Lovegrove […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2022 Update): New Year, Same Pathology"
What is a podcast? According to the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary, a podcast is “a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.” The word “podcast” itself is a portmanteau of the words “iPod” and “broadcast.” According to Merriam-Webster, once again, a portmanteau is “a word or […]Read more "Invasion of the Pod People: my personal history with podcasts (plus, a few 2021 recommendations)"
It has occurred to me that I have a subheading marked “podcasts” that has very few posts in it. A few years ago, I worked a lot of evening dispatch shifts at the post office, which meant—in my particular office—that I worked alone much of the time, preparing the outgoing mail for shipment to Little […]Read more "10-List: My Favorite Podcasts in 2020"
StoryWonk was the podcasting site that used to be co-run by husband-and-wife team Alastair Stephens and Lani Diane Rich. If you are already a fan of their numerous podcasts, you are aware that Stephens and Rich announced their divorce in January 2017. They tried to keep StoryWonk going for a time, but it just wasn’t […]Read more "StoryWonk Archives: a podcast review"
These days, Afterbuzz TV offers both video and audio content online, but I discovered this network in the form of audio podcasts. E! host Maria Menounos and producer Kevin Undergaro originally created the Afterbuzz TV network as a place to discuss AMC’s Breaking Bad, as an aftershow. It has since grown to cover more […]Read more "Afterbuzz TV Network: a podcast review"
I’ve never even seen Matt Mira, and I’m a fan. Okay, full disclosure: I just saw images of him on the web when I Googled his name. But, until that moment, I never saw him. Matt was born the year I graduated from high school, so he’s a little younger than I am. That’s “little” […]Read more "Star Trek: the Next Conversation (a podcast review)"
There And Back Again is the Point North Media podcast that got my mojo back for me this year. I’ve written about my affinity for lists and my enjoyment of host Alastair Stephens’ work before, both alone and in former partnerships. This breakdown of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings inspired […]Read more "There And Back Again: a podcast update"
As a card-carrying nerd (perhaps dork and geek as well, with some tendencies towards dweeb and freak), I am a fan of the Star Wars universe. Of course you are, I can imagine you saying to yourself, shaking your head slowly. I don’t deny it. I can’t deny it. The movie that, since around 1981, […]Read more "Star Wars Minute podcast (and things it has inspired)"
Let me just start by saying that I’ve never met Alastair Stephens or Lani Diane Rich. They don’t know me from Adam’s house cat if you will allow a regional colloquialism. I know them. Well, sort of. Or, not really. No, I don’t know them at all. I’ve listened to their voices for many […]Read more "The End of StoryWonk"