Fandango’s Flashback Friday — May 13th — Just one day late This is a 2021 flashback but I’ve done so much editing on it, it’s sort of a new flashback. The subject of whether or not we have an afterlife keeps… Read More ›
Sci Fi – Fantasy – Time Travel
MY BIRTHDAY TWIN WAS THE LATE ALWAYS GREAT DOUGLAS ADAMS
First of all, I always manage to miss International Towel Day on May 25th. It commemorates the day of Douglas Adams’ far too early passing. Towel Day is celebrated every year on as a tribute to the author by his fans. On this day,… Read More ›
A MONDAY MORNING DAWDLE
The Morning Dawdle: Wild Aloha! and FOTD – Cee’s Flower of the Day It’s Monday morning and what better a time for pictures of flowers — and answering questions — than right now? Who do you think you might be… Read More ›
IF AMAZON RULED THE WORLD
The Every: A Novel by: Dave EggersNarrated by: Dion Graham The book sounded intriguing. It’s actually the second of two novels, but it stands on its own. I did not read the other book, though I probably will read it now. This… Read More ›
INTERVIEW WITH THE REAPER
Written and illustrated by Marilyn Armstrong My fame as a blogger has spread beyond the realm of the living into the nether regions as I went searching for a character to interview. Death popped right up and volunteered. I wasn’t… Read More ›
IN A WORLD WHERE DOGS RULE
CITY (1952), CLIFFORD SIMAK City is a 1952 science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak. The book is episodic with eight or nine (depending on which version you read) short stories that have “bridges” between episodes. Version of the book… Read More ›
BEAM ME SOMEWHERE
As airlines make traveling by air increasingly miserable, unfriendly, and physically uncomfortable, those of us who yearn to travel but abhor airports and airplanes have been waiting for teleportation. You know. “Scotty, beam me up” and off you go to… Read More ›
The joy and perils of vortexes and wormholes Time travel is the ultimate addiction. When I discovered the window in my bedroom had turned into a wormhole, I was thrilled, though a bit worried. Venturing out of current time and… Read More ›
TO DO (OVER) OR NOT TO DO (OVER) – THAT IS THE QUESTION
Fandango’s Provocative Question #162 Get that butterfly out of mothballs! Time to have an effect! If you have read or thought about time travel, you know you can’t change the past. Depending on the book you read, either you can’t because… Read More ›
My fame as An Important Blogger has apparently spread beyond the realm of the living into the nether regions. A few days ago, I got a call from Death himself. His text, asking for a “one-on-one” interview popped right up… Read More ›
TIME IS A RIVER
Where has the past week gone? Time is our river. We flow with it, are part of it. Sometimes, it seems to rush along faster and certainly as we age, the time goes by so quickly we barely register what has… Read More ›
DO BELLWETHERS MAKE US STUPID?
BELLWETHER AGAIN I read Bellwether (by Connie Willis) again and finished it the other day. Each time I read it — this is the 6th or 7th time — I learn something new. I frequently lament that I don’t understand… Read More ›
WELCOME TO HOLA!
WELCOME TO THE HOMINID OVERVIEW OF LOST ARTS MUSEUM AND GALLERY The horrors of the late 21st century were — as we all know — at the root of the collapse of hominids as Earth’s dominant species. It is a… Read More ›
TACHYON WAVES, WARP DRIVES, AND A TOASTER OVEN
Garry and I binge watched the entire “Star Trek: Next Generation” four years ago on Netflix. We had missed the show’s initial run. 1987 through 1994 were busy years. Digging into careers. Getting married. Moving again. Watching television wasn’t a… Read More ›
TRUTHFUL TUESDAY? WHY NOT.
The questions look interesting, especially since I’ve been doing some serious purchasing of pop culture recently while we have been reorganizing our television options. So why not? Question with my honest answers as of today. I can’t promise that I’ll… Read More ›
ARE WE PLAYING EXTRA INNINGS?
The subject of whether or not we have an afterlife keeps coming up in various Q & A blogs. I generally answer that I don’t really believe there is such a thing, but I certainly would not object if it… Read More ›
HOW HARRY POTTER CHANGED THE WORLD
Loving to Read by Rich Paschall In an introduction to the 8th movie, celebrated author of the seven Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, talked about the 13-year adventure from the time the first Harry Potter book was published until the… Read More ›
INTERVIEW WITH SOLSTICE HIGH AUTHOR ARDASH VARTPARONIAN
Ardash Vartparonian The author of Solstice High discusses this and future books! Publisher: Strategic Book Group Urban Fantasy/Sci Fi/Young Adult 360 Pages An interview with Ardash Vartparonian, author of SOLSTICE HIGH Serendipity: I felt like I was reading the first… Read More ›
KNOWING NOTHING IS THE WAY TO GO!
I’m always glad to have a reason to pull this oldest of my philosophical rants out of archives, dust it off, and publish it. It represents years of thought, night-long discussions in college, several obscure philosophy courses I took as… Read More ›
PEACE TALKS BY JIM BUTCHER
I have waited six years for book sixteen of the Harry Dresden world to be published. I waited patiently. Then, after a while, with less patience. A few months ago, there was a book by Jim Butcher called Spiderman: The… Read More ›