Culture, Entertainment and Media

A Response to Those Who Think Tolkien Was Racist Against His Own Creation

In late 2018, Andy Duncan, a sci-fi writer whose works include An Agent of Utopia and On 20468 Petercook, discussed his concern regarding what he felt to be racist remarks found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s telling of The Lord of the Rings. While being interviewed on a Wired podcast, he had this to say about the acclaimed author and his portrayal of some of his villains:… Continue reading A Response to Those Who Think Tolkien Was Racist Against His Own Creation

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Culture, Entertainment and Media, Opinion, Reviews

A Look at the Teaser Trailer for Star Trek: Picard

The whole span of Sir Patrick Stewart's acting career can, at its best, be summed up with his significant involvement within two major sci-fi franchises. These separate sagas are Marvel's X-Men, where Stewart plays a physically mature Professor Xavier, and Star Trek: The Next Generation series and its associated films in which he portrays Captain… Continue reading A Look at the Teaser Trailer for Star Trek: Picard

Photography

Viny Floral Snapshots: Growing in a Lamp

For the past week or so, I've noticed a plant winding its viny way up the metal structure we have as a decor piece in one of the garden beds in our yard. This is exactly what the structure is for. The only other decor piece in this garden bed which is of any significance… Continue reading Viny Floral Snapshots: Growing in a Lamp

Catholic, Vlogging

Priestly Ordination Trifecta: Mass Entrance (Video)

Below is a video of the beginning of a priestly ordination Mass for a triad of seminarians of the Diocese of Rockford, IL celebrated on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Bishop David Malloy was the celebrant for the Mass, held at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and accompanied with uplifting choir music. The newly ordained priests… Continue reading Priestly Ordination Trifecta: Mass Entrance (Video)

Fast Facts, Science and Health, Travel

You Can Have Your Name Sent to Mars on the Next NASA Mission

Scientists, publicists, filmmakers, and writers have dreamt of man on Mars. They have monetized it. They have fantasized it, devised for it, swooned over it. Yet, decades after humanity’s initial intrigue with the Red Planet, in regards to adventurous interests, it remains untouched by human hands. NASA even alludes to humanity’s in-person exploration of Mars… Continue reading You Can Have Your Name Sent to Mars on the Next NASA Mission

Fast Facts

Say, What Is Your Site’s DA Anyway?

The first time I encountered the term DA was in a Google search for travel writing opportunities. One of the digital travel publications open to writers seemed to tout a rather impressive DA. However, I was unfamiliar with what the acronym referred to. DA stands for domain authority. The DA of a website is actually… Continue reading Say, What Is Your Site’s DA Anyway?