A Discovery of Witches Begins

"It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.” – Deborah Harkness If you are not yet a fan of the All Souls Trilogy, now is the time to get onboard. Bad Wolf Productions, the company producing the television adaptation, and Deborah Harkness, author of… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches Begins

Cartwheels & Eclipses

So, how did you celebrate the most amazing cosmic event in 2017 – at least in our infinitesimal part of the solar system? If you're outside the United States, it probably wasn't very exciting. If you were outside the zone of totality, it may have been almost as 'unexciting.' I reside in the 75% eclipse… Continue reading Cartwheels & Eclipses

Where there are trees, there is hope

Here's a story to help relieve your fear and/or anger – if you should have any. The short documentary below is about Jadav Payeng, a local of Majuli Island. Majuli Island is part of India and lies in the Brahmaputra River. According to wikipedia, the island's size started out at 483 sq. miles but has been… Continue reading Where there are trees, there is hope

Charles Dickens says …

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it… Continue reading Charles Dickens says …

A True Fan’s View of #Outlander Ep. 301: THE BATTLE JOINED

One of the many things you'll notice about Ron D. Moore's scripted Outlander Episode 301: THE BATTLE JOINED is the silence. Though it's not without battle scenes on Culloden Moor and in Boston, silence is the name of the game. Firstly, they'll be no juicy spoilers in this glimpse of Episode 301. My lips are sealed… Continue reading A True Fan’s View of #Outlander Ep. 301: THE BATTLE JOINED

Winter is Here … Then the Fall

My three favorite shows (of all time) begin their 7th, 3rd and 8th seasons this year. As I wait for the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones to begin, I can't help but compare it to Outlander (premiering its 3rd season on September 10th) and The Walking Dead (most likely premiering sometime in October on… Continue reading Winter is Here … Then the Fall

Pardon my French, but …. Oh la vache!

Politics. Politics. Politics. Everyone in the United States hasn't been as passionate about politics since probably around 1776 (I'm sad and sorry to say). It's both a good and a bad thing. But I don't want to talk about the geopolitical ramifications of the G7 Summit taking place in Italy. I want to talk about something much more… Continue reading Pardon my French, but …. Oh la vache!

22 Peeks at Outlander Season 3

The first official Outlander Season 3 trailer premiered on Sunday and because you haven't all been hiding out in Jamie's dunbonnet cave, I know you've watched it over and over . . . and over . . . and then a few more times. You've freeze-framed and feasted your eyes on every image. Analyzed the whole kilt and… Continue reading 22 Peeks at Outlander Season 3

Shakespeare Saves Lives

"Shakespeare has the power to educate convicted killers and help them examine the choices they made that landed them here – and how to avoid making those choices again." No one would be more surprised than William Shakespeare to learn his words could mean so much to a group of inmates 400 years after his… Continue reading Shakespeare Saves Lives

Top 20 Redux Tips for Walkers from Outlander Ep. 105: RENT

As you may or may not know, I am not only a HUGE Outlander fan but am also a BIG fan of The Walking Dead. While on Friday, March 31st Outlander Episode 105: RENT reduxed, The Walking Dead aired its spectacular season 7 finale on Sunday, April 2nd. As I am in Atlanta (home base for The Walking Dead… Continue reading Top 20 Redux Tips for Walkers from Outlander Ep. 105: RENT