Tag: adventure

The Wild West in Outer Space

 

John Abbott is the All-American boy of the future. He is scrupulously honest yet ambitious, getting ahead on his abilities. An accountant, he is a family man, with a wife, two young daughters, a family dog and a mountain of student loan debt.

“Abbott in Darkness,” a science fiction novel by D. J. Butler follows Abbott and his family as John Abbott pursues a career to pay off his debts. He has taken a job with an American interstellar corporation, moving his family to a planet circling a remote star. The move offers an opportunity to get rich quickly.

Over the Hill and Through the Woods to Mr. Churchill’s House We Go: A Disaster in 3 Parts

 

In our household, I’m known as the one with ‘bright ideas.’ 

Maybe I should clarify. ‘Bright ideas’ here is spoken in roughly the same tone which Bill Buckley reserved for his interactions with Gore Vidal. Somewhere between getting caught up in a riot in Paris and taking up kicking men twice my size in the head as a hobby, my parents lost some confidence in my critical thinking skills. Well, before that, maybe, but you get the picture. 

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I realized in the course of a conversation via comments with a fellow Ricochet poster (thanks Phil Turmel), that I had failed to ever post about my ‘Grand Tour’ around Europe (well, Southeast England and Paris) last summer. It would probably be useful to begin with some context. The moment I, and the AP results, […]

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The nation is in a severe deep freeze. They are warning in some states – don’t breathe. Those liberals refuse to believe that hell could possibly freeze over, and choose to light up New York buildings in pink, and now….I’m sorry….Good jackets. Ok – It’s cold here in Florida. It’s so cold I let all […]

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  Direction by Otto Bathurst Screenplay by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly Story by Chandler “I have no doubt you’ll catch the Hood. It takes a thief to catch a thief.” – Marian   Context is key if you find yourself stuffed into a theater this holiday season watching the latest iteration of Robin Hood. […]

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