Monthly Archives: January 2015

Book Review: The Hobbit Party

If you have followed my blog for a while now, then you know I am a big fan of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I think I have read many parts of The … Continue reading

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Jedi “Unattachment” – More than Meets the Eye

I cannot say that I took to George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith) very much. In fact, the three movies tend to turn my stomach. I do … Continue reading

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“Make some light.”

“Why would you save me?” Despereaux asked. “Have you saved any of the other mice?” “Never,” said Gregory, “not one.” “Why would you save me, then?” “Because you, mouse, can tell Gregory a story. Stories are light. Light is precious … Continue reading

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Let the Mockingjay Sing!

  I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. – Katniss Everdeen … Continue reading

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Dean Koontz: Relentless

I am a late-comer to Dean Koontz’s fiction. Being a romantic, I am not that inclined to crack open so-called “horror fiction,” even when it is written by a remarkably sensible person. However, perusing the library’s shelves opens one to … Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes #4

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher Conscience makes cowards of us all. –William Shakespeare It is far better to … Continue reading

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Three Marvel TV Series

When I was small, I had “pokey fingers.” I had to touch practically everything. If a lamp shade had a texture that felt intriguing, I had to keep rubbing it. If a particular toy had a waxy feel to it, … Continue reading

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