70s Trek: The Podcast That Makes Me Smile

They had me at the title: “70s Trek.”  I listened to the first episode, then promptly downloaded all episodes up to that point (29 at the time). I binge-listened to all of them in a week’s time, loving every minute of each episode. I was born...

The Pulp Jungle by Frank Gruber

(This is the February 2017 edition of Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club. For the other reviews, click the link at the bottom.) When I read Frank Gruber’s retelling of his days as a struggling then successful pulp fiction writer from the 1930s, I realized something...

Albums of My Early Years

I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s list of formative albums, so here’s mine. For those who only want to know the list, they’re at the top. The reasons are below. KISS – Double Platnium Star Wars Soundtrack James Bond – Cassette of title...

Catalyst: a Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

There’s a reason why the original film was not titled Star Drama. Other than an odd combination of words, it just reeks of tedium. By its very nature, the word “wars” implies action, adventure, danger. It is those very qualities that are lacking in Catalyst, the...

A Year Without David Bowie

One year ago today, David Bowie left this world. Little did we know at the time that his death was merely the beginning of a deluge of death. From David Bowie to Carrie Fisher and everyone in between, the year 2016 witnessed what seemed like an unprecedented number of...

New Year’s Day 2017 – Resolutions and Goals

Happy New Year’s Day 2017! I suppose many of us make resolutions on the first of January every year. I know I do, and have for awhile. For many of us, resolutions often zero in on health. My weight management plan involves limiting my intake of sugar and weighing...