False Memory by Dean Koontz Just Didn’t Ring True

Dean Koontz and Stephen King have always been in competition to be my favorite author. I think after reading this book, King definitely took the lead. False Memory is a book that left me feeling like I had bought a book that I’d read before. While someone who isn’t an avid reader of Koontz’ booksContinue reading “False Memory by Dean Koontz Just Didn’t Ring True”

Shades of Gray: A Review of A Bronx Tale

Written by Chazz PalminteriDirected by Robert DeNiro The first time I saw the movie A Bronx Tale was after hearing an interview on the radio with Chazz Palminteri. I had never heard of him before, but hearing him discuss this movie, and the characters who are all based on people he knew growing up, IContinue reading “Shades of Gray: A Review of A Bronx Tale”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Justice

Written by Worley Thorne, Ralph Wills, and Tracy TormeDirected by James L. Conway A good Star Trek episode, in my opinion, is one that makes you think; one that makes you ask questions; while at the same time entertaining you. Sure, that’s a higher standard than we’ve come to expect from most other television programs,Continue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Justice”

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry: It Won the Pulitzer for a Good Reason

Lonesome Dove can be real intimidating when you first pick it up to read. The paperback version logs in at 945 pages. To me, it is worth reading every single one of those pages. In our culture, both on the silver screen and small screen, cowboys have been glamorized and made to seem larger-than-life andContinue reading “Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry: It Won the Pulitzer for a Good Reason”

While You Were Sleeping: All The Lonely People…..

Written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic LeBowDirected by Jon Turteltaub I had forgotten just how truly enjoyable and good While You Were Sleeping is until I had the opportunity to rewatch it. Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman are wonderful together, exuding chemistry and making their characters believable as they work their way to eachContinue reading “While You Were Sleeping: All The Lonely People…..”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us

Written by D.C. Fontana, Michael Halperin, and Tracy TormeDirected by Cliff Bole This extremely well-written Star Trek: The Next Generation first-season episode really made me pause and think about so much. Lonely Among Us starts out in one direction as the Enterprise is transporting two warring alien species to mediate their dispute at a placeContinue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us”

Rail Trails of New Hampshire – The Winnepesaukee and Northern Rail Trails

Rail Trails have become popular recreational sites in many communities across the country. Railroads that have fallen into disuse and been abandoned have been converted into recreational trails. In some spots, the rails are still in place with a trail next to it. In others, the rails and ties have been ripped up and theContinue reading “Rail Trails of New Hampshire – The Winnepesaukee and Northern Rail Trails”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Last Outpost

Written by Herbert Wright, Richard Krzemien, and Tracy TormeDirected by Richard Colla The most wonderful thing about the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Last Outpost is that it introduces us to a race which will be featured not only later on in this series, but very prominently in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.Continue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Last Outpost”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 10, 2020

Yes, that’s snow in my backyard. About three inches of heavy, wet snow fell late yesterday. It’s more annoying than anything, although one of our small birch trees fell across the driveway. It didn’t hit anything, luckily. Our county bounced up to 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That’s four more than it was at theContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 10, 2020”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before

Written by Diane Duane, Michael Reaves, Johnny Dawkins, and Tracy TormeDirected by Rob Bowman When looking at the credits for this first-season episode, I immediately realized why it worked so much better than others I’d watched. One of the co-writers on this story is Diane Duane, who has written some of the best Star TrekContinue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before”