Articles and blogs on a variety of issues…

Happy New Year 2023!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Blog Update

Tips On How to Get Your Poetry Published

Another Year Another Birthday

May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

Flooding in Christchurch, Again

It’s Pancake Day!

Rereading the Lord of the Rings

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recent Horror Movie Roundup

Comet Neowise

Tolkien’s Illustrations

My Birthday and Other Things

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Review

Happy Towel Day!

Happy Star Wars Day 2021

The Star Wars Art of Ralph McQuarrie

The Fantasy Art of Bob Kehl

Happy 2021! May It Be A Better Year For Us All

2020 Year in Review

New Zealand Election Results

What to Do?

Things I Don’t Understand

The Rise of Skywalker and the End of Star Wars

Another Birthday

My DNA Test results and Other Stuff

Post #500

Sometimes I Wonder

2019 Year in Review

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I Love Trains

Darkest Day: The Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Oumuamua: Thoughts About Our Visitor From Another Solar System

A Last Jedi Remake?

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You 2019

I Won the Terrible Poetry Contest

Favourite Nebula Images

Thoughts on the Last Jedi

Christmas is Coming

Happy Halloween

One Year On

Thought Disorder

When All Else Fails I Bake

The Return: Putting Together A Sequence

H.P. Lovecraft

J.R.R. Tolkien

Ursula K. Le Guin 1929-2018

From the Bookshelf: My Favourite Tolkien Books

Watching the 100

Post #101 – A Look Back

Who Were the Istari?

Ten Favourite Movies

Eight Fictional Female Characters I Would Consider Dating

Another Saturday Night Ramble

Sunday Night Rambling

I Wanted to be an Astronomer

Jo on Jo 2

Jo on Jo

May the Fourth Be With You

My Favourite Vampire Movies

Tomato and Garlic Soup


Lentil and Kidney Bean Nachos with Homemade Guacamole

Writing and Visiting the Dentist

Remembering the February 22 2011 Earthquake

The Night I Wanted to Die

Some of my Favourite Magic the Gathering Cards

My Recipe for Pickled Onions

Dragons of Middle-earth

Do Balrogs Even Have Wings?

Rey and The Force Awakens

Europa and the Search for Life

How Do We Teach Poetry?

My Thoughts on Life is Strange, and why the rest of humanity should never trust me