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I am Ender

November 4, 2013


I saw the movie Ender’s Game on Saturday. The book has been on my “must read” list for well over a decade but keeps slipping off the top 5 due to other “commitments” (aka Wheel of Time). With it being released on 1 Nov I felt I must read the novel prior to seeing the […]

Last Waltz – Revisited

May 31, 2012


The world lost one extremely talented musician on the 19th of April this year. That would be one Levon Helm: drummer and singer in . In 1976 Martin Scorsese filmed and documented their farewell performance at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco . Last night a group of similarly talented musicians recreated the Last Waltz […]

A Clockwork Orange: 50 years later

May 2, 2012


I just finished Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange. It was released in the US a few years before I was born and I just got around to reading it. Partly because I had heard the movie was so violent and disturbing. What I found in the novel was not as bad as portrayed […]


March 20, 2012


“I am dying”. It is the thought that awakens me in the middle of the night. I roll over to see that the clock shows 1:17 AM. “Will it be today? Next week? Next year?” I roll back over and pull the sheets and blanket tight. Sleep is elusive even though I squeeze my eyes […]

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

March 20, 2012


Last month in my View from 38,000 feet post I wrote about Jonathon Safran-Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It was fantastic! One of my followers, Bibliopirate recommended another novel by Safran-Foer called Everything is Illuminated. First off, thank you Bibliopirate. Thank you very much. I just thought Increbidly Loud was an exceptional piece […]

To my Valentine

February 14, 2012


I’ve never been good at expressing feelings or sentiment vocally. But lately i’ve found a new voice in the written word. That said, here is a special Valentine note for my wife, friend, partner and lover: Jennifer. I kissed you in November and never felt the icy rain. I kissed away your tears from your […]