Category Archives: Sundry

Fourth Quarter 2022 Quarter-and-Year-in-Review

I will say this about 2022: it was a great year for everything but reading and blogging. The dominant event there was the birth of our son, but otherwise it was a very busy, very fulfilling year filled with work … Continue reading

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300 and Its Sequel Rise of an Empire Reflect the Respective Virtues of Sparta and Athens

The best thing about finally watching 300: Rise of an Empire after noticing it on HBO Max was that it spurred me to rewatch 300. That sounds like damning with faint praise and it kind of is. Rise of an … Continue reading

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Rings of Power Redux

I finished season one of Amazon’s The Rings of Power show adapting material from the appendices to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.[1] I also did two other things since my last post on the show that affect how … Continue reading

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Third Quarter 2022 Quarter-in-Review

The summer’s swelter retreats as cool fog and brisk mornings creep in.  Soon the leaves will begin to change and yards fill with skeletons.  Weekends have come to be dominated by football.  It is fall, the very best season of … Continue reading

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Recap and Review of the First Two Episodes of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Did I watch the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime (Rings of Power from here on out) on Thursday evening as soon as they dropped?  Well, I tried.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Second Quarter 2022 Quarter-in-Review

It was a hectic quarter, even if thinks have started settling down as the baby transitions from newborn baby to just baby.  The big wrench in my plans here was my wife and I both finishing leave but only having … Continue reading

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First Quarter 2022 Quarter-in-Review

It has been some quarter.  If it seems like posting has been slow across both blogs, I have a good excuse!  Our son was born in early February.  Which has kept me real busy, but I managed to still do … Continue reading

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Fourth Quarter 2021 and 2021 Quarter-and-Year-in-Review

Our long national nightmare is over.  2021 has passed and 2022 begins.  Only, on one hand, the word “over” doesn’t really fit when we are facing another wave of COVID, and, on the other hand, I actually had a really … Continue reading

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Book Reader Looks Back at Season 1 of The Wheel of Time on Prime

What Friday would be complete without a Wheel of Time post?  I’m not quite ready to give up on writing about the show yet.  I recapped and reacted to each and every episode in basically real-time, but an episode-by-episode analysis … Continue reading

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Book Reader Wheel of Time Recap and Reaction: Season 1, Episode 8

There are a couple primary problems with Amazon’s adaptation of The Wheel of Time.  The first is a lack of respect for the source material.  The second, and more serious, is that the show creators are not very good at … Continue reading

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