Surprising Songs Sung: First Aid Kit / War Pigs 

In 1970, heavy metal band Black Sabbath released their second album, Paranoid. With singles, "Paranoid" and "Iron Man", this was one of the albums in constant rotation when my group of friends got together when I was a teenager. The nearly 8-minute song "War Pigs", despite not being a single, was very popular with listeners. … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: First Aid Kit / War Pigs 

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) and Dunkirk (2017)ï»ż

I watched two movies about World War II last week, and both did an excellent job of bringing horrific experiences to life. I loved The Zookeeper's Wife and appreciated but did not love Dunkirk. Some spoilers follow, although with both these movies being based on actual events, they are not really surprises. (Photos from IMDb.) The Zookeeper's Wife: … Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) and Dunkirk (2017)ï»ż

More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.

Arrived back home from vacation late this afternoon. Good to be home, but sorry it's over. After my previous post, the winds changed direction and the smoke blew away. (While the area near the Princeton fire is still under evacuation order, today's reports showed the fire to be 35% contained.) A few of my more memorable activities … Continue reading More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.