Category Archives: top ten

Wrongful Convictions on Instagram

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We’ve started a new Instagram profile that focuses on raising awareness on the issue of wrongful convictions.  You can find and follow here: Wrongful Convictions on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wrongful_convictions/ In addition to this new Instagram page, we wanted to share with you some of the podcasts we’ve been listening to lately.  These are truly excellent podcasts and have provided hours of… Read more »

Fellowship of the Ring Book Talk 2 | Tolkien & Memory

Tezi and I are introducing the beginning of a series of videos on The Lord of the Rings in which we hope to discuss various topics that either interest us or in some way bring about a discussion between the two of us. We hope that you find the discussions informative. if not entertaining. We encourage you to read The… Read more »

Fellowship of the Ring | Book Talk, Car Talk!

On our most recent camping trip Tezi and I began reading The Lord of the Rings.  Here we are reading it by the fire on one of the nights out under the stars: It’s been an engrossing experience for me and quite an enjoyable experience for Tezi.  As I’ve noted before on this blog, I have read The Lord of… Read more »

Jer & Tez Review The Aeronaut’s Windlass | Bk 1 of a new Steampunk Series!

Tezi & I have completed our first audio book together and we’re excited to summarize and review it for you here!  We thoroughly enjoyed Jim Butcher’s book one of the Cinder Spires series: The Aeronaut’s Windlass! This is my first time reading steam punk and Tezi’s first audio book ever!  So it was a few firsts for us, and we… Read more »

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – summary & review!

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Tezi and I Pick Our Next Book to Read! (February TBR)

Just a couple of days ago, Tezi and I finished The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is Book 1 of Jim Butcher’s new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires. (Our review of this book coming soon.) It was a book that we listened to together in audio book format while we drove around town or most favoritely, while we worked on our… Read more »

Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

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If you haven’t yet seen the documentary MAKING A MURDERER, you’ve probably at least heard about it, or heard other people talking about it. The Netflix ten-part documentary about Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey has a lot of people talking… and talking means thinking! Dive deeper into the story here, you’ll find that the world of wrongful convictions is much… Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Review)

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For starters, this book is *not* about a magical knife made of water… (which is, yes, sadly, what I thought this book was about upon first glance).  But it’s a great story… a great story, though often dark and violent. We all know that California gets its water from the Colorado River, which originates in states east and north of… Read more »

The Force Awakens Rated & Ranked Among All 7 Star Wars Films!

Here’s where we each rate The Force Awakens, but we don’t stop there!  We also rank each film from worst to best, all seven films! Don’t miss this last part of the fun Star Wars conversation we had with Jeremy Cremer right after we all saw the blockbuster film on opening day! Before getting to our ratings and rankings we… Read more »

The Force Awakens Discussion: Droids Matter & That Han Solo Thing…

In part three we get into some really interesting discussions; this might be considered the meat and potatoes of the whole movie talk. We get into the topic of Droids and their place and meaning in the Star Wars universe (and why we love them so much).  We discuss Han and Kylo Ren and what happens… not to mention many… Read more »