Movie Review – Blade Runner 2049

image thanks to bladerunnermovie.com Thoughts and impressions. Spoilers may ensue as I write, and I intend no editing. Readers beware. Overall impression; wow. Detailed impression; wow, but… Slightly more detailed impression; I like the following things, in no particular order. The visuals. The pace. The sound. The music (with some reservations). The characters. OK, so…

November Shodo

I feel like I’m starting to get the basics. The below is still pretty pedestrian, but the balance was good, and I feel like I started to “get it” a bit more than usual. This month’s kana is a waka (和歌), a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable poem. When I was writing it I didn’t really understand the…

Book Review – Dark Matter

Book Review Dark Matter By Blake Crouch I enjoyed Crouch’s first two books in the Wayward Pines trilogy, liked it so much, I bought Dark Matter and Abandon, which I will review later. I was not disappointed. Dark Matter is what Crouch does well, a mix of elements; thriller, science fiction, and love. It reads…

Shodo – October

Shodo has a weirdly important place in my heart. I go with my daughter on Saturdays. My Sensei is a peach. I struggle and progress slowly, yet I look forward to it.  I enjoy it because I get time together with the little one, but I also learn, and it is art. I have a…

Book Review – Born a Crime

Book Review Born a Crime By Trevor Noah I finished listening to Amy Schumer’s Memoir-ish thingy, and I wanted more. I listened to this book on audio as well. I am glad I did. I didn’t know much about Mr. Noah. If you’re new to this site then you wouldn’t know, I live outside the…

Book Review – Wayward

Book Review Wayward By Blake Crouch Book two in the series was very middle book-ish. Good, a complete story, but very clearly the middle of an arc. I spoil like crazy below, so forewarned and forearmed and all that.  There is virtually no gap between books one and two. Story wise, it is the next…