Northland is one of those destinations that look nearby on a map, but in reality take considerable time to reach. Brian had to be in Auckland to catch a flight for work so we slowly made our way up from there. Stops on this trip included Whāngārei Headland, Mangawhai cliff walk, and the Tutukaka coast, […]
Intelligence and pride go hand in hand and, generally speaking, that blinds the eyes of those who seek Christ, because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, […]
12/16/2018 News, Views and Free Reads by Jim LeMay Thanks for spending this time with me. News, Thanks to everyone who took advantage of my book giveaways to get free copies of my short stories “Tin Cup” and “Jack in the Warren.” Both books are published by Mad Cow Press. The only negative comments I received […]
Here are some studs and duds from Sunday’s win.
image rights Joanne Campanaro image Description Luca Campanaro was fatally injured when he scored for Bedgrove Dynamos in goal The father of a 14-year-old goalkeeper who died after a collision told the boy he had collided with to be "strong, smile and live your life". Luca Campanaro was injured while playing for Bedgrove Dynamos in […]
~ Biar D’Chol Biar ~ Dr. Riek Machar disagreed with President Kiir, left Juba twice on foot in presence of heavily military, and came back to Juba after thousands of people in their wars died and many displaced. He is walking free man now. He never been jailed at Blue house. – Taban Deng rebelled […]
Jeff Kent (54.97 Hall of Fame Rating) Sam Rice played from 1915 through 1934. At age 25 he got eight at-bats. At age 26 he got 197. It wasn’t until he was 27 that he had established himself as a legitimate Major League regular. He is the only position player in the Hall of Fame […]
-post copied from the Mantic forum just a day before it goes down- A friend gave me a goblin army box. It;s one of the very first Mantic produced and the quality is average at best. These days Mantic does a lot better, but this box isn’t that great, that’s why he didn’t want to […]
Trust or Grumble? “Did God really say?” “Did God really say that I will have ______?” “Okay, he might have said it, but did it apply to ME?” “Okay, he might have made it clear that it applied to ME, but that was two weeks ago, does it apply right now, in THIS moment?” Think […]
The GOP, in case you didn’t know, is offended. That bitter mob of aged white dudes in DC has taken great umbrage over the fact their beloved President, Sideshow Don, is widely considered an idiot. Never mind the fact that same Republican party regularly goes to great lengths to vilify and demonize, disenfranchise and marginalize […]
Welcome to “The Fiction Giant” It’s been almost two years since I’ve posted here and all I can say is that I’ve truly missed this blog. Life happened. College, reading slumps, and simply the lack of time has put this blog on the back burner. When you don’t do something for so long and neglect […]
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The Tennessee Titans kept their late-season playoff push alive and ended the New York Giants’ postseason hopes with a 17-0 victory on Sunday.
The character of Spider-Man has already appeared in three different film franchises, and they’re all very different to each other. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy was cheesy and goofy, but ultimately fun and pleasant (at least until we get to the diabolical third installment). Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films got more convoluted and frustrating as they went along, although […]
There was a certain scene in Alfonso Cuarón’s ravishing “Roma” when, for me, it evolved from a gorgeously shot drama into something much, much more powerful; from a gentle giant of a movie into something whose roar can’t be denied. I suspect that point of welcome no return is different for everyone treating themselves to […]