Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – May 12, 2022

In the last two weeks, my wife and youngest daughter have been away seeing my oldest daughter as she has finished her missions training program.  Then they went onto another place to see my wife’s family, including her father who is hot well.  My middle (and arguably nerdiest) child has remained home with me, as she is in the midst of her Year 12 studies, which are pretty demanding and certainly require her consistent attention.

But this has opened up room for a whole lot of TV and movies.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 26, 2022

Wow, it’s only been a week and a day since my last catch-all post like this. What’s impressive about this is that on that occasion I wrote about watching the first season of Infinity Train with my daughters. Now, just a little bit later, we have already finished watching the rest of the series–seasons two, three and four.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 18, 2022

There have been a couple of major family events in the last couple of weeks. My wife had surgery–nothing too dire, but still something that she is not fully recovered from. And my youngest daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday!

This is her at about one month.

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Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part One [60-49]

For a long time I’ve been pondering over my list of my favorite fictional Artificial Intelligences.

This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 5, 2022

It’s been a couple of weeks and Star Trek Picard has now transformed itself into the peak of science fiction storytelling, putting all previous iterations of the franchise to shame.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – March 21, 2022

In this week’s adventure on the School of Communication, I’m teaching on Writing & Composition, although in many ways I’m really talking about “Storytelling.” We’re looking at creative writing in general, and will be using some aspects of film to talk about story structure in general, and then will eventually get into writing short stories (which is the students’ assignment out of this week). It’s fun; I enjoy teaching.

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The Tomb of the Cybermen [Classic Doctor Who]

Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but until recently rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between.  This has changed in the last couple of years as I have been using birthday and Christmas money to buy some of the old episodes, usually enjoying them with one or two of my nerdier daughters. This year, though, my wife and I bought a year of Britbox for each other as a gift, which gives me access to nearly all of classic Who.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – March 8, 2022

Life continues! And that means all the things that make up life continues. The School of Communication that I am helping to lead, the editing of the documentary about Sister Veronica, the editing of the documentary about Mt. Margaret Mission, and of course, as always, my film and television viewing.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – February 20, 2022

It’s been a pretty full-on couple of weeks since the last time I wrote one of these posts. I began the online School of Communications that I am leading, with students Zooming in from the USA, Malaysia, Mexico and Zimbabwe (and sometimes the Netherlands as well). We’ve had two good weeks of teaching so far on God the Communicator and Communication Foundations.

And then whenever I was not working on the school, I was chasing a preliminary deadline for the documentary project about Sister Veronica, the elderly Aboriginal nun that I helped interview back in November and December. There is a lot more work to be done but so far I’ve managed to boil down something like 5-6 hours of interview into a 30 minute rough presentation–so that’s a good start I think.

I don’t have any pictures of any of that, though, so here is a shot of my cat lazily stalking one of my dogs!
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