Friday, April 26, 2013

The Title Is Descriptive Of How I Feel Hearing It


Le Miserables starring Two Australians and That Tall Lady.  There are so many things I could write about this, none are complimentary.

Lincoln starring an Englishman, A Texan, and Former-Child-Star-Who-Is-Not-A-Junkie.  Lots of talking and natural light.

Life of Pi directed by University of Illinois graduate Ang Lee.  The book was much better than I expected.  I suppose the flick can be the same.

The Bible starring Dudes With Long Hair, Romans.  "Breathtaking in scope and scale."  Can't everything be CGI'ed into scope and scale? 10 episodes.

Aldo Leopold at Faville Grove by Charles Johannsen.  Renown environmentalist Aldo Leopold started preserving native prairie around Lake Mills in the 1930s.  Johannsen covers the prairie restoration and interviews Leopold's former students.

I think Johannsen, or a pal, did this from downtown Lake Mills featuring local guitarist Paul Filipowicz.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One Book. One Photo.


Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg.  I think Berg is still a best seller.  I've never read any of her books.I have read some sci-fi novels by Elizabeth Moon.  I read three of Moon Vatta's War novels and were decent but Moon seemed to dragging things out to fill in the multi-volume series.  I should read or listen to the fifth and last one, Victory Conditions.

Moon does not have alien characters but there are culture clashes by people from different planets.  Lots of political and corporate espionage and scheming.  Moon well described the tactics and planning used by space ships for faster-than-light maneuvering battles.


Diverted water from Rock Lake during road and bridge construction.
2013 Main Street closure