The history of predicting Doctor Who’s Next Doctor on the Betting Boards.

Update: BBC announced on Friday, July 14th, 2017 that the 13th Doctor will be announced after the Wimbledon Men’s Final on July 16, 2017. No sooner was it announced then Jodie Whittaker, one of the central characters in new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall’s last show, Broadchurch, shot up the betting boards. She’s now even …

Allergies for new Bay Area Residents within 3 years of moving here? It happened to us, too. But…

[vc_row bg_color=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the things we were told to prepare for when moving from Chicago to San Francisco was that we were going to develop allergies within three years, but that we’d adjust. We had doctors tell us that, friends tell us that, blogs tell us that… But we dismissed the warnings because we thought …

”Santa Clarita Diet” Season 1. “I just stuffed a man in a meat freezer.”

Release Date: Stars: Drew Barrymore (seriously, it’s Drew Barrymore), Timothy Olyphant (Justified… Deadwood) Episodes in Season: 10 Avg. Length of Episodes give or take: about 45-50 minutes Genre: Comedy & light gore Language usage: Fuckin’ liberal In case you’re the one person who hasn’t seen the trailer for “Santa Clarita Diet.” I saw the teaser …

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” vs “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By).”

I was writing the beginning of the ending of the fifth first book when, before I realized it, I had been singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken? for over an hour. Hell, maybe a day? Week? It just crept up on me as I’ve been thinking through where I was going with this story. Well, …

[Review] Netflix’s “Keith Richards: Under the Influence.” Things I Learned (or Forgot I Knew).

It was 12:30am on a weeknight. Tuesday or Wednesday last week. I was still wired from all the work still to do to move clients off our platform and onto other sites. ‘Too tired to think. ‘Too wired to sleep. So I started flippin’ through my Netflix list when I realized I still had the …

TV & Media #FOMO but we turned off the TV at 8pm tonight in order to read and write and create.

chromecast makes a great fomo fox

It’s 9:03 pm on a Tuesday night in mid-late January. Katie’s on the phone with her brother discussing what to read next: Thoreau, Kierkegaard, Asimov, McCarthy…Brian Sanderson’s Mistborn appears to be the winner. I’ve got a stack to read on my farmer’s table… …and a stack of what I’m currently reading next to my side …

[Review] “Feelin’ Good.” David Ruffin’s Second Solo Album. Released November 1969

Shortcut: Link to Feelin’ Good on Spotify David Ruffin’s second solo album, Feelin’ Good, was released in November 1969, 6 months after the first album, My Whole World Ended. Feelin’ Good has some serious gems in it, but at times it also feels hastily slapped together to leverage the fans’ desire to see a Ruffin …

The best cover of Feelin’ Alright? might belong to David Ruffin (Sorry, Joe Cocker & Traffic).

Monday afternoon I was driving down I-5 South towards Bakersfield. Just me, the hills, the fields, the cattle, the tundra and desert…I was gonna stay there the night and then head down to LA on Tuesday for 2016 NLCS Game 3. Dodgers vs. Cubs. #FlytheW. On the way down I was listening to David Ruffin’s …

World War II vets fly free to Washington DC to see their war memorials thanks to Honor Flight. My OldOld Man is going on one.

In a few days, the #OldOld Man will be flying with many of his fellow World War II vets to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their war. They will be helped on the flight, have full medical staff available at all times, be driven around, and get three squares and a cot. The …

#EmmeSmiles despite the chronic pain, which you should help alleviate.

#emmesmiles

Emily Jo Theisen might be the most beautiful soon-to-be 4-yr-old in the world. It’s a helluva claim to make, but unlike many 3-yr-olds in this country, Emily has learned to appreciate the little things. She didn’t get a choice. 3-year-old Emily has chronic pancreatitis. She can’t grow out of it. It doesn’t go away with …

I was inspired to apply for MLB Press Credentials. What’s the worst that happens?

2019 Update: Judging by the rash of replies, MLB has updated their process. They have a new website link: https://credentials.mlb.com/credential/#/ With a published email used to apply, not simply to pretend to hear your rebuttal to their denial: credentials@mlb.com The best way is still most likely to find one who has credentials & have them …

[Review] Amos Lee’s “Spirit” was more soul than I was expecting. That wasn’t a bad thing.

I wanted Amos Lee’s album Spirit to be a continuation of acoustic roots that could be traced back to his first album. His depth has only grown since Mission Bell. After the As the Crow Flies EP and Mountain of Sorrows, Rivers of Song, I was expecting coronation into acoustic roots musical legacy with Spirit. …

“My Whole World Ended.” David Ruffin’s First Solo Album.

“My Whole World Ended,” is the first solo album David Ruffin performed after he got fired from left The Temps. The album as a whole is one of those you can play over and over again, especially the back-half of the album, which sounds like the classic “B-sides” back side that’s stripped down (and, therefore, …

The Song at the end of “The Big Short” is “When the Levee Breaks,” by Led Zeppelin.

The song that plays at the end of the 2015 movie The Big Short, is none other than Led Zeppelin’s iconic reworking of the anthem “When the Levee Breaks”. It’s the powerful, foreboding 7-minute “coda” to ZOSO, what fellow Zep fans call the otherwise untitled 4th album Led Zeppelin IV. “Reworking?” They covered that? It …