Monthly Archives: October 2012

Not Your Average Library Book Checkout

I started October a week behind in my re-reading schedule of the Wheel of Time series.  I started the seventh novel, A Crown of Swords on the 8th, but managed to finish it early on the 22nd, leaving me almost … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: A Glimpse Into Rare Science Book Collection

My dad and I attended the general meeting of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City yesterday evening.  We arrived earlier enough to also attend the Astro 101 class.  The topic happened to be on binoculars, although I vaguely remembered it … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:
First things first: Initiate’s Trial is the ninth book in the Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers in this review, but if you haven’t read the…

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Movie Review: Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Machine Gun Preacher (2011) 2.5 out of 5 stars Disturbing to watch, and not just because of the language and violence.  I cannot endorse ‘the ends justify the means’ as proclaimed by the real Childers during the end credits. Gerard … Continue reading

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Youngest Slimmest Moon Sliver Yet

The new Moon occurred at 7:02 a.m. Monday October 15, 2012.  Since sunset on Monday occurred less than twelve hours after the new moon, I didn’t even bother searching the western horizon for an assuredly invisible sliver of the young … Continue reading

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Swan Lake of Stars

Last week I posted about counting stars, assuming I’d have ample opportunities to star gaze any evening, thanks to one of the worst droughts since the early 20th century.  And that same evening, a week ago on Monday the 8th … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games (2012) 3.5 out of 5 stars Better than the book, barely.  I read the book and gave it three stars.  I knew then, when I finished reading it, that a movie would deliver more impact in some … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Taking Chance (2009)

Taking Chance (2009) 4 out of 5 stars Truth may be stranger than fiction, but it is an arrow aimed straight for your heart and cannot be denied or denigrated.  Films based on actual events have an allure I can’t … Continue reading

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Second Year in the Life of My Blog

I’m two days late getting my annual review post composed and published.  I seem to be forming a pattern as I did the nearly the same thing last year, although I was twice as late then. The following are high … Continue reading

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Star Light, Star Bright, May I Count You All Tonight?

I missed the opportunity to count stars over the weekend.  Clouds obscured the heavens Friday and Saturday night, but I had absolutely no excuse not to step outside Sunday evening and participate in the Great World Wide Star Count.  Thank … Continue reading

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