Category Archives: Ratings

Recipe Review: Cranberry Spinach Salad ~ 5 Stars

Cranberry Spinach Salad Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 1 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 cup white sugar 2 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck ~ 4.5 Stars

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Read by Gary Sinise Listened to late Oct/early Nov 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis (via GoodReads): Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck’s first masterpiece. Originally published in 1937, it’s … Continue reading

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Series Review: Human Target (2010 – Season 1) Four Stars

Human Target Season One Aired: 2010 Watched via Netflix DVD: Fall 2016 Synopsis (from Wikipedia): The series follows the life of San Francisco-based Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shaolin (2011) ~ 4 Stars

Shaolin Released: 2011 Watched: late September 2016 via Netflix streaming Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Directed by: Benny Chan Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse with an appearance by Jackie Chan Short Synopsis (via IMDb.com):  After ambushing and killing his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eye in the Sky

I watched Eye in the Sky several weeks ago and made sure my dad also watched it.  We (my ad and I) had to wait to discuss the movie with my uncle, a retired Air Force Colonel, until had a … Continue reading

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Stranger Things than the Americans

About a month ago, I realized my Netflix queue was thinning out.  And at about the same time, I finished watching the second season of Manhattan, which I knew had been cancelled but still felt compelled to completely watch what … Continue reading

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Reading the 1941 Retro Hugo Best Novel Nominees – Kallocain by Karin Boye

I finished Kallocain early this morning.  Finished is too final a word.  I doubt this book will ever fully leave me.  I should give this book four or five stars, but it’s hard to ‘lie’ to myself (as the narrator … Continue reading

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