As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
It was a confluence of forces that made watching the series Outlander my destiny. There’s the Ronald D. Moore connection. Of course. It’s the world’s worst-kept secret that I am a diehard Trekkie. Ronald D. Moore was responsible for almost everything we associate with Klingon culture. For TNG, he wrote the episodes “Sins of the […]Read more "Outlander: Season 1 — a review"
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"
Gilmore Girls is another one of those shows that you might think, judging a book by its comic book cover, that I wouldn’t be inclined to watch. And, you are right. Or, at least you were for the series’ entire run. I was able to somehow not watch a single episode during its entire seven-season […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 1: a review"
American Gods is a quite terrific novel written and published by Neil Gaiman nearly two decades ago. It is a genre defying work of fiction that, rather than confounding the reading public, went on to win major awards across the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, because good storytelling trumps everything. I read […]Read more "American Gods, by Neil Gaiman— a book review"
I can’t avoid writing about the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. I watched the eighth episode of the first season, the last of the season, about a week ago as I write this. I’ve been thinking about what I watched since then. I’ve been doing a second reading of the novel at the […]Read more "American Gods: a TV 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"
I’ve posted a couple of things about happiness and its pursuit. This is a subject of lasting interest to me because it is one that seems genuinely universal. I know that you could argue that—at least based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—happiness is not one of our prime motivators, but I would have to, respectfully […]Read more "Happiness is a Warm List"