Monthly Archives: January 2013

TV Series: Star Trek Enterprise (2001) – A great new beginning


OK, so it was like 12 years ago now, but I never watched the last series of Star Trek ever produced, Enterprise. Actually, I missed Deep Space 9 and Explorer as well, but my trekkie friend m.poulet has been encouraging … Continue reading

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Off the grid


Sorry readers, I have been a bit buried work-wise the last couple of weeks and not been consistent enough with my posts. I hope things will start to subside the following week because I miss the virtual dialog.

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Movie Review: Bernie (2011) – Jack Black hits one out of the park


A friend suggested I watch the latest Richard Linklater film “Bernie” from 2011 starring Jack Black. Somehow, this film had stayed completely off of my radar all this time. I have been a Linklater fan all the way back to … Continue reading

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Music Review: My Hand-Picked 2012 Selection – One Soundtrack and Four AltCountry Albums


I counted about 41 albums that I got in 2012. Most are pretty much rock-oriented reflecting my state of mind, but there is a little more thrown in there for variety. Let me describe a couple of the most obscure … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – Definitely deserves a few Oscars


The film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” certainly does not come unheralded: Camera d’Or at Cannes, Grand Jury at Sundance and four Oscar nominations – all of which are well-deserved for this intense and revelatory film. It is a jubilant … Continue reading

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TV Series: Justified S04E01 – Raylan is back!


The first series to start the mid-season for me was Justified last Tuesday. Timothy Olyphant incarnates Raylan Givens, the unshakable Federal Marshall with a host of friends and enemies all over the redneck countryside around Harlan, KY. Season 4 starts … Continue reading

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Travel and Food: Na and Ma in Chinese Cooking


Continuing on my nascent series on various cuisines discovered over the years while traveling, I am a bit late writing about China having visited there back in September, but the food memories are fresh enough in my mind to share … Continue reading

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