Author: Ken

UK 2017: Castles, Cambridge, and Chesham

This is a summary of the second half of our stay in London in July 2017. In each of the three days, we actually did not spend much time in the city proper. Sunday:...

UK 2017: Seats & Letters

This is the first of a series about my second visit to the UK, in July 2017. Pre-flight drama: I got home after a long day at work, expecting to find a new Kindle...

The Magicians

I binge-watched season 1 of The Magicians over the last few days on Netflix. If you ever wanted something of a cross between an adult Harry Potter and the post-modern, self-referential film genre (like...

Smith Mountain Lake

This is a summary of my visit to Smith Mountain Lake, as a vacation in May 2017 with my brother and sister at a rented house on a lake in south central Virginia. Friday:...

Fixing The Glut of DVDs

If you’re like me, you like TV and movies. And when you find a movie franchise or a TV show you really like, buying the DVDs so you can re-watch a favorite whenever you...

Mom’s Birthday

My mom would have celebrated her 63rd birthday today. That fact has been on my mind a LOT lately. I even picked up at CVS a Whatchamacallit and a Hershey’s With Almonds bar –...

Riverdale

I am not a fan of comic books, although I do enjoy the stories when told in other media (films, tv shows) because they are generally more entertaining and less predictable than other genres....

Asymmetrical Patriotism

Back in November, I was watching the reaction to Trump’s election win and had thought about writing a reaction to the reaction, noting how asymmetrical it was. Trump supporters continued to berate Hillary, demand...