April 2016

  • Scott Pilgrim’s London, ON. Connection

    Scott Pilgrim Vol 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley I saw the film, Scott Pilgrim vs The World a few years back and I was impressed with the quirky writing, hilarious scenes, and original story. I knew that it was based on a book but I knew nothing about the print version of […]

  • Happy Earth Day – Let’s Leave Some of It Alone

    “We should take about a quarter of the Earth and only let Darwin run the show there. It doesn’t have to be contiguous, doesn’t have to all be tied together. It should be part in the oceans, part on land. But we should not run every evolutionary decision on this planet. We want to have […]

  • Darth Vader lives on . . . In Comics

    Darth Vader: Vol. 1 – Vader This story takes place right after Star Wars IV: A New Hope and is the start of Darth Vader’s own on-going series. Darth Vader has been demoted in the wake of the Death Star fiasco. He was the one who ultimately got blamed for the rebellion being able to […]

  • What’s Your Something Special?

    What’s Your Something Special? by Catherine Gibson and Mary Fletcher We all have something special locked up inside us. It might be hard to find, and some of us might not even know to look for it, but it is there. This book taps into the power of imagination and self-discovery. It’ s a story […]

  • Record Store Day Tomorrow!

    James Kirkpatrick aka Thesis Sahib is a performance artist, visual artist, rapper, and much, much more. He circuit bends toys and turns them into musical instruments. I have seen him perform live several times and what he does just blows me away. Make sure you go to Grooves Records in London, Ontario for Record Store […]

  • A Secret Stash of Medicine Music

    Amanda Palmer writes, “In my darkest hours, I still go to my secret stash of medicine-music to comfort me, like a familiar childhood blanket, and cocoon myself in the songs of . . . “ Instead of sharing her list of medicine-music, I thought I would share mine. No matter how I feel; happy, sad, […]

  • Thor – Who’s Worthy?

    Thor – Goddess of Thunder What a brilliant concept for a story about Thor. The title has always been built around the theme “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Unfortunately, Thor is no longer worthy to wield the hammer and as such Mjölnir is stuck without an owner. […]

  • The Kick-Ass Writer

    The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience by Chuck Wendig This is a book for writers who don’t have time to read a book for writers. You can dive in and out of the book with ease. If you want to learn something about the fundamentals, the […]

  • The Death of Wolverine

    Wolverine – Three Months to Die: Book 1 Wolverine has lost his ability to heal. He goes on like nothing has changed, but he knows that everything has. He confided to Ms. Marvel that it was the only power really worth anything. Wolverine needs his healing ability. Every time he uses his claws they pierce […]

  • First Trail Run of the Year

    I decided to kick off the running season with a trail run through Meadowlily Woods. It rained heavily for two days though, so when I got there, I decided that it might be best to stick to the paved trail. This sign warned me that the area is subject to flooding. It still thought the […]