Space, Quicksand, Road Trips and Girl Power

If I’ve managed to stay sane during this “transition” in my life (and that’s a big IF, more on that later), I owe a lot of it to Radiolab. Radiolab, for the uninitiated among you, is a program on NPR, and according to their website, is “a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, andContinue reading “Space, Quicksand, Road Trips and Girl Power”

The End of Everything followed by a zombie apocalypse: Book/movie review

Recently, I’ve discovered a love for apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic entertainment, which are not oxymoronic terms, though one might think so.  I’m not sure when it started, but from The Walking Dead to the Divergent youth fiction series, I LOVE all that what-happens-when-the-world-is-ending/has-ended stuff.  I think the dramatic situational tensions and moral questions are awesome toContinue reading “The End of Everything followed by a zombie apocalypse: Book/movie review”

Oblivion: Movie review

Fair warning, this entry contains spoilers for the movie Oblivion, which opened this week. Tonight, I really, really missed Roger Ebert. But let’s back up a bit. After a couple of tough days, I sought Oblivion tonight.  Not the kind induced by drugs or alcohol, but the kind induced by Tom Cruise in a massiveContinue reading “Oblivion: Movie review”

Do you hear the people sing…”live” on camera?

Note, this entry contains SPOILERS re:  the newest incarnation of Les Misérables, so if you haven’t seen it, proceed at your own risk. It looks like this blog has become a movie review blog for a few days.  I guess that’s what happens when I start seeing movies. “Who Am I” to cast myself inContinue reading “Do you hear the people sing…”live” on camera?”

Return to Middle Earth – The Hobbit, Part I

I’ve discovered something about myself recently. I’m a lot more forgiving than I’d thought.  An online conversation with friends about a guy revealed this to me.  I didn’t feel the same “dump him” feelings they did; my first thought was to give him a break. A few days later, someone did something to me thatContinue reading “Return to Middle Earth – The Hobbit, Part I”