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The Martian (2015)

The Martian (2015) Going back to my space theme, I finally got around to watching The Martian recently – it has been on my to-watch list for awhile. I was interested to see it because the book that the film … Continue reading

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Lion (2016)

Lion (2016) If this were a fictional story, it would be almost unbelievable. It would be seen as overly-contrived and unrealistic, or something that would be better seen as allegorical. Based on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo … Continue reading

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Post-Apocalypse Done Right

Mullin, Mike. (2014). Sunrise. Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood Press. 466 pgs. [3rd in the Ashfall trilogy] The final installment of Mike Mullin’s Ashfall trilogy is by far the most gruesome and most chronologically-long of the story, but it is … Continue reading

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The Followers – Part VI

They bid farewell to Rachel and loaded their wagon into the back of the Chief’s pickup truck.  His office was nearby, across the street from the church and next to the hotel. “They’ve got prayer services going on every day,” … Continue reading

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The Followers – Interlude I “Mountain Graveyard”

copyright 2012 Dedicated to all those missing loved ones at Christmas “I thought I might find you out here,” the older man said by way of greeting.  “Are you warm enough?” “I’m fine,” the younger man replied, standing knee-deep in … Continue reading

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The Followers (Parts IV and V)

Part IV It was nearly mid-morning by the time that they were back on the road.  The neighbouring house had been unlocked, as it turned out, and while the previous owners had removed most of the furnishings and essentials, they … Continue reading

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Flight from the Cult of Family – Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Evacuation Day

As I am not American, I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving this past Thursday.  In fact, it was just an ordinary Thursday, followed by an ordinary Friday, followed by an ordinary Saturday so far.  However, I was bombarded in my email inbox … Continue reading

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