Our Alaskan Adventure

Our Alaskan Adventure

That’s me, holding a piece of a glacier, in front of a glacier. It was one of several stunning moments from the Alaskan adventure my wife and I just returned from. The planning started in April, right after we’d received our second doses of the Pfizer...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred has compiled an oral history of the first season of “The Amazing Race.” I’ve seen every episode of the show (and hope more get produced at some point post-pandemic), so I found reading about how it was put together on the fly quite...
Movie Review: “The Lost Leonardo”

Movie Review: “The Lost Leonardo”

I have written often about my absolute ignorance when it comes to art. Nevertheless, I have enjoyed several movies on the subject, including documentaries like “My Kid Could Paint That” and “Made You Look,” as well as fictional stories like...
I’m Just Asking

I’m Just Asking

Now that the US military is officially out of Afghanistan — after wasting two decades and $2.4 trillion — would it be too painful to go back and watch the Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts/Philip Seymour Hoffman movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” again? If Donald Trump is still the...
TV Review: “Dead Mountain”

TV Review: “Dead Mountain”

Based on a true story, “Dead Mountain” is a scripted series revolving around the mystery of what happened to a group of nine Russian students on a ski hike in the Ural Mountains in January, 1959. Despite being experienced hikers, they never reached their...
A Firing, But No Fix

A Firing, But No Fix

Since I’ve been commenting on the “Jeopardy!” mess for most of this year, I suppose I have to write something about Mike Richards finally being terminated as executive producer of the show (and “Wheel Of Fortune”). The move was inevitable, despite this dumb statement...