Tuesday, May 29, 2012


GOLDEN GATE - Tens of thousands of participants attended the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday marking the historic 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Construction began in 1933 resulting in 11 deaths. It was erected with the assistance of Native American ironworkers known as Skywalkers, due to their fearless approach to heights. On a grisly side note, it has also been given the nickname ‘Suicide Bridge’. That supposedly boasts the highest numbers of bridge suicides in the world, a figure which is almost impossible to quantify. A movie titled ‘The Bridge’ depicts this grim reality when it secretly captured fatal leaps from a height of 245 feet to the frigid waters of the Pacific.  

Saturday, May 26, 2012


THE MEN IN BLACK - While I am NOT a fan of the MIB movie franchise, I am FASCINATED by stories of secret agents that ‘encourage’ eyewitnesses to keep quiet. The video clip comes from the TV series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ about UFO’s and MIB’s. Do you believe in the conspiracy theory that the government and media are cooperating in a cover-up? Read my novelette Walker- that deals with human-alien hybrids, UFO’S and cover-ups- in an alternative to the vampire myth.  

Follow this link to read the full article in Huffington Post.


Sunday, May 20, 2012


'Blade Runner' Sequel Confirmed, With Original Creative Team.

Director Ridley Scott and writer Hampton Fancher, who worked together on Blade Runner, are now in talks for a sequel, according to reports.
A press release from Alcon Entertainment (which produced Insomnia, The Wicker Man remake, The Blind Side, and The Book of Eli) also said Thursday that the new movie would take place "some years after the original," according to Slashfilm and other reports. A release date hasn't been announced.

Follow the link to read the full article in PC Magazine.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CASINO ROYALE - The first book in a series, which spawned a franchise, is Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. James Bond, secret agent 007, targets a communist paymaster, LeChiffre, under the Soviet murder organization named SMERSH. A game of baccarat, white hot lovers, a dapper dashing gentleman, a femme fatale, some brutish torture and a double crossing twist ending … rise and fall in this suspenseful spy thriller. The introduction and resolution occur outside the casino; otherwise the characters inhabit a world of sumptuous elegance amidst lurking danger in Royale-les-Eaux. The casino is set in a fictional seaside resort off the coast and beaches of Brittany. Fleming’s vivid descriptions are effortless, no doubt firmly rooted in the years he spent as a foreign correspondent in Europe. His expert command of French and English references are admirable, leaps and bounds above mediocre fare of the spy/ thriller idiom.
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming

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Friday, May 4, 2012


MISSION DOLORES – Founded in 1776, Misión San Francisco de Asís was named for Saint Francis of Assisi. The common name is Mission Dolores, for its proximity to the "Creek of Sorrows". The name remains but the creek is long gone.  The mission is the city’s birthplace and oldest intact building, surviving the great earthquake of 1906. It is the only intact settlement in the chain of the original California missions. The old mission trail is the definitive road map of California history; the most important settlement of the west. The cemetery and gardens of the current Mission Dolores are located adjacent to the old mission, the only remaining cemetery within city limits.