Category Archives: Books/Music/Film (Reviews+)

Thought for End of 2013. Quote of the Year.

  An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We … Continue reading

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Why I’m Involved in Politics (Quote of the Day)

From Charles Krauthammer in the book I’m reading (see: My Holiday Read). “Politics, the crooked timber of our communal lives, dominates everything… because of its capacity, when benign, to allow all around it to flourish, and its capacity when malign, to make … Continue reading

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39. Preview: The New Doctor Who

Looking forward to tonight’s Dr Who Christmas special and the death of the 11th Doctor Matt Smith. Here’s a peek at the 11th regeneration (11-12th) since 1963. Tnx to Craig Young. Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor. What will his … Continue reading

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Next Book Off to Publisher

Well, after a mammoth effort, my new book (an academic work) is finally done and off to my American publisher.  I think this is book five. I have been working like a Trojan out of work time to get this … Continue reading

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The Real Red Smaug. Christmas Genocide in Iraq. I Attend an Arabic Service

This Christmas as we watch and enjoy Tolkien and Jackson’s red dragon Smaug oppressing a tribe of 12, what are we to make of the most recent bomb attacks and armed harassment and killing of  Iraqi Christians (more detail here … Continue reading

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Review: The Hobbit #2: The Desolation of Smaug

I went two nights ago, and here are my thoughts.  See my review of Hobbit 1 here: Review: The Hobbit #1 (2012): An Unexpected Journey Review: The Hobbit #2 (2013): The Desolation of Smaug This second instalment in The Hobbit trilogy opens with a … Continue reading

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10. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio Adaptation) 15 min.

  Listen HERE:  Final. The Nightingale, its biocrystalline control systems corrupted by the Quelle, makes major errors of judgement and crash lands on the remote, uncharted, planet. To listen to Part 2: episodes 11-20 click HERE. 1. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci … Continue reading

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9. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio Adaptation) 15 min.

Listen HERE: Seduced by self importance, Wilberfoss neglects to see how potentially manipulative and dangerous is the Quelle. This neglect is the seed of the coming disaster. 1. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio Adaptation) 2. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio … Continue reading

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Several Gays Now Supporting Phil Robertson

I’m interested in this whole Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty scrap in America because of the wider issues it seems to be highlighting. So here’s another post.  It is causing Americans to really think where we’ve got to.  We have two … Continue reading

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8. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio Adaptation) 15 min.

An extra episode today, because its sunday. Listen HERE: The Quelle has entered its new host-body, the young shepherd boy, Sandy. But the strange alien is not at all happy in its new residence. 1. WULFSYARN, PART 1 (Sci Fi Radio Adaptation) … Continue reading

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