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reviewed Ender's Game. February 13, 2013
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I just reread Ender's Game.  It made sense to me since the movie was coming out soon and of course I would compare them.  But I need to explain my perspective on the story.      …
posted a Quick Tip about Memorial Day. May 28, 2012
While I haven't served in the US miltary or have any immediate friends or family that have served our country, I do what Madpenguin does and take a long moment of silence to honor the men and women …
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. April 08, 2012
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I Remember I had to read this book in Grade 10 English class. Ive never been a fan of Hard Science fiction, but I thought the book was pretty intresting. I enjoyed it.
posted a Quick Tip about Console Wars. April 01, 2012
Console Wars
With every new Console generation comes The Console Wars. An epic battle Between the biggest gaming companies (Sony , Nintendo Microsoft and at one point Sega and Atari) for domination. Although many …
reviewed City of Life and Death. June 26, 2011
City of Life and Death
CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH is a masterpiece - of film making, of finding the midline of response to war from both sides, of cautiously but successfully blending intimate stories with the gory atrocities of …
posted a Quick Tip about Memorial Day. May 27, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Memorial Day is another opportunity to sit down with family and friends; a time to enjoy company and perhaps even to indulge in delicious food. However, please remember that for some families it can be …
reviewed Old Man's War. May 22, 2011
Old Man's War
I read Old Man's War years ago because I had heard so many good things about it.  It was mentioned in the same breath with Starship Troopers (the book) and The Forever War.  Since the 90s …
reviewed Old Man's War. May 14, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Old Man's War
I have to be honest, I’m really sad that I didn’t read this book sooner. John Scalzi’s 2005 novel Old Man’s Warencompasses everything that is good about military SciFi, and …
reviewed Syria- A Necessary Peace. April 11, 2011
Syria- A Necessary Peace
Why Peace Between Syria and Israel Is An  Imperative   By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca       Protests spread across Syria on Friday, challenging the 40-year rule of the …
reviewed 2011 Military Intervention in Libya. April 09, 2011
2011 Military Intervention in Libya
Qadafi (or Khadhdhaffi, or any of the 30 other accepted ways to spell his name) has a problem:  he has alienated the West through his endorsement of the Lockerbie bombing, and he has alienated most …
reviewed Beach Red. March 12, 2011
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Movies like Beach Red are those that go unnoticed unless a major film production "borrows" certain elements. themes and imagery from them. Cornel Wilde made this gut punching WWII action film …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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The coolness of Ender's Game has to do with its insight into the military indoctrination and isolation that goes into many males' upbringing in our society. I have come to believe that this 'insight' …
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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One of the better military science fiction novels.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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   not many know this, but Cards fiction was rejected regularly by most magazine editors in the field until Bova ran the short in Analog.  Should never have happened - one of the few "mistakes" …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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It's a  classic.  It's one of a handful of books that I've read more than once.  My pre-teens also really like it.  It's the start of a good series.  I'm not …
posted a Quick Tip about The Quiet American. December 22, 2010
The Quiet American
In this era of continuing difficulties in the Middle East, Americans would be well-advised to consider reading this slow moving yet oddly compelling tragedy that had so much to say about American politics. …
reviewed The Hurt Locker. December 07, 2010
The Hurt Locker (2009)
   The Hurt Locker represents a turning point for Hollywood: it not only marks the first time a woman has been awarded the Oscar for Best Picture, but also for Best Director, and anyone who …
reviewed North Korea Bombing of South Korea 2010. December 05, 2010
North Korea Bombing of South Korea 2010
When it comes to tensions between countries, I do not care who's right or wrong or for whatever reasons the attacks were initiated for. As far as I'm concerned, both parties are in the wrong or …
reviewed Brothers. November 18, 2010
This 2009 film, with two Golden Globe nominations, addresses a current US problem, with proper sensitivity and excellent acting. In 2007, Captain Sam Cahill is preparing to leave for his fourth tour …
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. November 08, 2010
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Still one of my son's favorites, and one I'm really glad we both got to read. Fascinating ability to think and write movement in three dimensions.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. November 06, 2010
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Another one that just isn't a good fit for me even though it has a lot of interesting elements. There is something about the style of the writing I am not crazy about.
posted a Quick Tip about Band of Brothers. October 28, 2010
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A great series and a must see for any WWII movie buff.
reviewed Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. October 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Rory Kennedy directed a documentary on the events at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004. If humiliation, degradation, and torture make you ill, then you will likely have to watch this 70 minute documentary …
posted a Quick Tip about Console Wars. September 27, 2010
Console Wars
Yeah there is some supremacy for these video game systems going on but nothing topped the bit wars of the 90's.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. August 09, 2010
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Enjoyable, though I didn't like Ender as a character - I liked Ender's Shadow (same story, different narrator) better.
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