Book Review: “Haven” by Kay Hooper

Haven is an organization located in New Mexico that hires psychics and employs them to help resolve crimes.  They do so based on the request of the local law enforcement officials.  They also work with the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI. Jessica Rayburn is a member of Haven, but her full potential as a psychic […]

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Book Review: “The Final Cut” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

This book is a collaboration between the two authors and was published in 2013.  It’s always hard to know how much each author contributed to one of these books, but the primary name on the cover is Catherine Coulter.  She’s written over twenty books, many of which are bestsellers.  J.T. Ellison has written nine novels […]

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2017 Tucson Festival of Books

Every March, Tucson hosts a festival of books at the University of Arizona campus.  This is the 9th year and is the second or third largest in the country.  Last year was the first year I attended and I made sure to go back this year.  I couldn’t have asked for better weather each time […]

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Movie Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

It’s 1973 and the U.S. is pulling its soldiers out of Vietnam. At the same time, two men lobby a senator in Washington, D.C. to fund an expedition to Skull Island, a heretofore unknown island in the South Pacific. The expedition is approved but needs soldiers in addition to the scientists exploring the island.  Samuel L. Jackson stars […]

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Book Review: “The Bitter Season” by Tami Hoag

The author has published more than thirty books and this one is her latest, published in 2016.  Homicide partners, Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac, split up as Nikki leaves to join the new cold case unit.  She needs a change for the sake of her teenaged sons and the new unit promises to give her […]

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Movie Review: “Logan”

Stars Hugh Jackman as a weary Logan and Patrick Stewart as the crippled nonagenarian, Professor X or Charles Xavier.  However, stealing the show was Daphne Keen as Laura, Logan’s daughter via test tube. In this story, Logan is beat up and tired.  He makes money by being a limousine chauffeur and gets drugs to keep Charles alive, but locked up.  […]

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Book Review: “Dishonorable Intentions” by Stuart Woods

The author, Stuart Woods, had written over sixty novels and published this one in 2016.  The main character is Stone Barrington, a rich and successful lawyer, who has been in over half of the author’s books.  In this story, he’s dating Gala Wilde, a screenwriter, who’s been having trouble with her ex-husband.  Although divorced, her […]

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Movie Review: “Collide”

This movie does have a lot of collisions in it.  It even starts with a collision on the German Autobahn as sort of a flashback.  I’m not sure why it was put at the front since it happens towards the end of the film but there it was.  It was just another crash scene in […]

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Book Review: “Shadowshaper” by Daniel Jose Older

I found this book to be quite interesting.  The author employed a unique style to appeal to those of us not from the Bed-Sty neighborhood of New York.  He allowed his characters to speak and act as they would in their own dialect and slang, but the narrative was in standard English.  If he didn’t […]

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FathomEvent: “George Takei’s Allegiance”

“Allegiance” was a Broadway musical that ran for about four months.  It was about the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.  Of note, it is the 75th anniversary of the order from FDR sending them to camp.  In addition, I have a personal interest in this story because my parents and grandparents were […]

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