Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some Books in March

Books I have read lately: Interstellar Soldiers by Jospeh Anderson Article 5, Kristen Simmons Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs Swords and Deviltry, Fritz Leiber The Road to Bedlam Court, Mike Shevdon The first two are sf and … Continue reading

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Reaction to the Movie

Went to the movies yesterday. Saw The Hunger Games. It’s a keeper. Yes, there were deviations from the book but they were justified by the needs of the movie. Little things such as who presented Katniss with the mockingjay pin … Continue reading

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Messy – Phase II

The floor is beautiful. I must admit TLWSHLWM knew whereof she planned. The coolest part is our dog must now wander the house at a slow speed as moving fast tends to splay her across the floor. No dummy, she … Continue reading

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Reality? Check!

Reality games and their unreality hit me again this morning reading reviews of The Hunger Games movie. The piece pointed out what the reviewer believed the movie fails to translate from the book, most significantly what Collins intended to demonstrate … Continue reading

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The Romance of War o

TLWSHLWM is in the final chapters of Mockingjay. She’s just read about the massacre in Capitol and had to close the book to sleep before she discovered what happened to Prim. But, that has me thinking. What does it say … Continue reading

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Truth

According to what I’ve read, Plato is credited with the first definition of knowledge. He said that knowledge comes in three parts: you know something; you hold it to be true; and are justified in holding that it is true. … Continue reading

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Messy Times

Tomorrow begins two weeks of mess as improvements to our home begin. Due to the evil influence of HGTV, TLWSHLWM has been lusting after new floors and new paint. Okay, we’ve been in the house for more than 16 years … Continue reading

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The Oracle in Hereford – Finis

Well, it’s day three of the tournament. My pick for national champion went out in the first round. At this moment, the other team I picked for the championship game is still alive but, other than that, my predictive powers … Continue reading

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The Fault in Fantasy

Most of the high fantasy we read conditions us to a bipolar universe. The bad guy is always bad through and through; the good guy, though tempted, is always good through and through. Consider Sauron: he has no mitigating traits; … Continue reading

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The Oracle in Hereford

Little writing today. There is a basketball tournament’s first full day of action. I’ve already made my picks predicting which of the 64 teams will win with a result that I am predicting who the national champion will be: Duke, … Continue reading

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