Friday, September 30, 2016
Using Mathematics to Repair a Masterpiece is just another example of why I'm continually fascinated by math. I'm an enthusiast but in an alternate reality a mathematician working alongside Marcus du Sautoy, Terrence Tao, and other peers.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I'm up to reviewing the third episode of Longmire's season 5. I'm hoping you click over and deposit your two cents when you get a chance. Here's a sample:
Longmire selects some of the best music to punctuate scenes that require no dialogue. Kaleo's mournful “I Can't Go On Without You” plays as Walt (Robert Taylor) gives Dr. Donna Monaghan (Ally Walker) a phone call. The camera’s eye segues from bullet holes that have ventilated Walt's house to Donna reading a paper, “The Psychological Effects of Violence.” She notes, with apprehension, the “Cowboy” is calling but doesn't pick up. In just a little over a minute of screen time, we see the strain of the relationship played out before the opening credits. Kudos to director Adam Bluming for haunting, poignant filmmaking.My full recap of Longmire 5:03: "Chrysalis" can be found here.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
I'm talking The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, chapter 4 and Longmire 5:02: "One Good Memory" at Criminal Element. Love to have you join me for one or both discussions and tomorrow I hope to get around to your individual blogs. Crazy week of publishing, reviews, and finishing my latest manuscript. But, I'm not complaining, love these jobs.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Here's a phasmatodea aka walking stick insect that was getting ready to hitch a ride on our jeep. We are assuming the tiny phasmid fell from the tree that towers overhead. They are also nicknamed stick-bugs and ghost insects—for good reason. It barely moved making like a twig.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I’ve been thinking that Jake’s safety is hanging by a thread. First, we know that he has died in our world when the man in black pushed him in front of a moving car, and then he just happens to be residing, a little too conveniently, at that way station when Roland came along. King writes that Roland feels love for the child but his Captain Ahab obsession for the Dark Tower—well, let’s just say, I don’t see this eleven-year-old slowing down Roland from his goals.More of my thoughts on chapter 3: The Oracle and the Mountains at Criminal Element. Hope you stop over there and join in the conversation.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Hope everyone in Blogger Land is doing well and had a top weekend.
I've been getting over a nasty (is there any other kind) cold but seem to be exiting the sick tunnel. A few things on my immediate horizon: to finish rereading Stephen King's The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, don my cowboy hat for the new season of Longmire dropping in four days on Netflix, and patiently refrain from spilling the excitement that is Westworld—I will also be reviewing Longmire and Westworld for Criminal Element. So I hope you will join me for some of those jaunts and bring some Theraflu and a bottle of Jack just in case.