Men…Doooo….ZAAAAA!!!!!

     Posted on Wed ,06/02/2019 by candybowl

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The Summer of 1787 – David O. Stewart

     Posted on Mon ,04/02/2019 by candybowl

Also finished this book a few days ago – this is the biographical story of the Constutional Convention, held in Philadelphia over several brutally hot months, where many (but certainly not all and some only sporadically) Founding Fathers and other wise men debated, re-debated, wrote, pontificated and argued over the ultimate form of our resulting Constitution and Bill of Rights. We all owe them a lot, even if the document wasn’t perfect by any means (ignored slavery, womens’ suffrage and some other key areas that have been mostly amended since. While there are certainly areas to the narrative the author points out are lacking (as he notes, we rely today much more on Madison’s extensive notes and some letters from other attendees but are still largely in the dark about outside meetings and gatherings that took place in and around the Convention all summer long by various groups) – I’d actually like to read more, if it existed…..

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ST: Discovery E3 – “Point of Light”

     Posted on Sun ,03/02/2019 by candybowl

I think this episode was an improvement over the last one – some good unexpected stuff happening, they broaden the story to not just be about ‘the search for Spock’ – although there’s more than a bit about that, too – and some good action too….they are pushing the envelope a bit (not completely in a good way) with the Section 31 stuff, but i’ll remain in check on that one for now…

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Bloodchild and Other Stories – Octavia Butler

     Posted on Sat ,02/02/2019 by candybowl

read this short anthology over the past few weeks. These are really good stories (one is an essay) and although I haven’t read much of her fiction, I liked these a lot. Time for more…!

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ST: Discovery E2 – “New Eden”

     Posted on Fri ,01/02/2019 by candybowl

saw it last night – pretty good, definitely throwing in weird angles to the story, which the main plot of was otherwise a bit meh – Star Trek (and sci fi ad nauseum) has done the ‘old society confronted by modern space society’ – or whatever you want to call it – many, many times.

Still, I also like how they are *finallY* giving other bridge crew something to do – not just being ‘red shirts’ on missions (look it up) but actual dialog – keep it up! Of course Burnham keeps up the great work as the center of the show, but they are definitely letting her character grow too..

Finally, creating a main season multi-episode plot thread around Spock isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that they are trying to create back story around Capt. Pike (thankfully NOT Capt. Kirk) is also cool – the plot thickens, as they say…

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Honkies…!

     Posted on Fri ,25/01/2019 by candybowl

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get r’ done, OC!

     Posted on Thu ,24/01/2019 by candybowl

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Sounds like a good read….

     Posted on Wed ,23/01/2019 by candybowl

Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

Core Memory A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

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woops!

     Posted on Tue ,22/01/2019 by candybowl

but funny, too…

‘Ancient’ stone circle in Scotland turns out to be a 1990s replica

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Millenial Millions?

     Posted on Mon ,21/01/2019 by candybowl

couple hard zingers in there for all generations – including mine (X) – ouch!

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