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About mossjon314159

Avid reader (see my book reviews and ratings here), amateur astronomer and photographer, sporadic crocheter and Rottweiler spoiler.

Trying Something New

This blog passed it’s nine year anniversary earlier this month.  Nine years ago, I rekindled my passion for amateur astronomy and photography, but along the way I decided to also review books and movies.  Then I thought returning to college … Continue reading

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Master of Horror Lecture Series (October 2019)

Master of Horror lectures throughout the month of October at several Mid-Continent Public Library locations around Kansas City.  The lecturer is Roberta Park, who also happens to be President of the Tolkien Society of Kansas City. Synopsis:  Horror author H.P. … Continue reading

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This Week in Middle-earth

A year ago today, I attended my first Tolkien Studies conference, hosted by the Tolkien Society of Kansas City at Park University.  I even helped re-enact the scene where Frodo is wounded by the Witch-king (I played the part of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017) 2.5 stars

Ghost in the Shell Released: March 31, 2017 (US) Director: Rupert Sanders Watched: 10/2/2019 (via Hulu and SyFy) Rating: 2-2.5 stars Synopsis (from IMDB): In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved … Continue reading

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5*11

Five 11s Eleven 5s A half century and a half decade. Two score plus a half score plus a quarter score years. I can’t and never could drive fifty-five. I was almost five when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Born of Hope (4 stars)

Born of Hope: The Ring of Barahir Release date: December 1, 2009 Director/Producer: Kate Madison Official Website: http://www.bornofhope.com/ Watched: late September 2019 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars I stumbled across this fan film last week while researching (translation: … Continue reading

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Inexperienced Chili Taster

And I’m back after a months-long blog writing hiatus. To get my blood flowing and brain juices churning, I’m posting a ‘joke’ my husband sent me via email way back in November 2007 that I’ve been wanting to share (and … Continue reading

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