Predictions 2017: The Oscar will go to…

Monday, February 20th, 2017

2016 was a fine year for film. As the Academy Awards approach, here are my picks for who’s taking home the golden guy – who will win (vs. who should win and who’s missing). We’re off!






The Oscar goes to… My 2016 predictions

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Predicting the Oscars is often more fun than watching the telecast. With ballot cast, check out my musings on the nominations, and my picks on who’s taking home the golden statuette.











Grand illusions

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Artists have taken the lowly GIF to new heights of illusion through expert technical ability and great
design. Take a look.











The games we played

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Mementos of our childhood bring back fun memories and lots of smiles. When we rediscover a game or toy from our youth, the places and people associated with it come to mind. Here’s a sampling of vintage game-and-toy goodies found during spring cleaning.











Last musings on film 2014 + 2015 Oscar predictions

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

When making predictions, the 2015 Oscar race goes from hands-down winners to guessing at the wire. My ballot is cast, here’s the rundown of my picks on who’s taking home Oscar gold.











2014 predictions: Oscar goes home with…

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

My 2014 Oscar predictions have finally been recorded. Find out who [I think] will be taking Oscar home.











Play’s the thing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A fictional captain called Kirk once said, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” I think he was onto something.











A corn maze here, a pumpkin patch there + color everywhere

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Autumn leaves aren’t the only places to find glorious color this fall. A glance at these photos from a weekend in New England finds robust color in unexpected places.











The wrap up: Post-Oscars 2013

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards are in the book. Few surprises, but some highlights made this 2013 telecast unique. How did the curious g voters stack up? Check out my review.











And the Oscar goes to… My 2013 predictions

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Ben Affleck was snubbed by Oscar, but he’s been the darling of awards season. With him out of the mix, the directing prize may be one of the more interesting races this year. My 2013 Academy Award predictions, and some commentary along the way. But hey I could be wrong – really, what do I know?