This year proved to be another good year for film, especially of the independent and documentary kinds. The number of films that I saw this year was way down, but I still found a good number of fresh films that thrilled, disturbed, delighted, and most of all, transported me in some way. Isn’t that what every film should do?
Salute new year!
As 2017 rapidly approaches, I wonder what lies ahead. New year, of course. New administration. New challenges. New problems. New solutions. Keep reading >
Spending an autumn weekend in New England is one of life’s true pleasures. The crisper air unmutes the summer sky to reveal its deeper blue tones. And, if Mother Nature has cooperated, the stunning and vibrant fall leaves change the landscape into a jewel-encrusted blanket.
Today, 8 september, one of TV and film’s most successful franchises celebrates its 50th birthday. Created by the late Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek debuted in 1966.
With only eight national parks visited under my belt, I’ve got a long way to go in exploring all of them.
If you’re a fan of historical photos, graphics and maps like I am, here are two resources to get lost in.
Pantone, are you listening? There’s a new blue on the block.
The pigment was discovered in 2009 by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University. The team was experimenting with electronic applications when a student discovered the blue powder in a lab furnace. Serendipitous indeed!
Has anything really changed on Mount Everest since the 1996 tragedy? We’re at the 20th anniversary mark of that horrific climbing season – eight climbers died and others were stranded in a vicious storm at high altitudes for hours. Reportedly, procedures on the mountain have gotten worse.