2017 NFL Draft Recap: Round 1

Originally posted on the notepad:
So I want to have a quick look at the first round. The main thing for me is looking at how much teams have improved to be competitive for next season. For me there are two absolute standouts: Browns Garett, Peppers and Njoku. Not only did they pick up two great guys on…

Why March for Science?

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated. Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and research universities where the medical researchers, surgeons, doctors and nurses were trained, and where…

Rey’s Parentage Will Be Addressed In The Last Jedi

Originally posted on The Midi-Chlorian Center:
Since The Force Awakens was released, fans have been wondering who Rey parents are and came up with many, many theories. Answers are finally coming this December. After The Last Jedi panel on Friday, the cast and crew were interviewed and Rian Johnson said Rey’s parentage will absolutely be…

Star Wars Rebels Final Season Trailer

Originally posted on The Midi-Chlorian Center:
It is now official, season 4 is the last season of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni made the announcement during the panel at Star Wars Celebration. All things must come to an end one day and it’s time for Rebels. This season will surely deliver great things and give…

Hell or High Water

Originally posted on UnknownRover:
Hell or High Water, the modern day country western on par with No Country for Old Men, puts together one of the best bank robbery films since Heat! I’m sure there will be those that disagree, but I found this to be one of the best “westerns” I’ve seen in 10 years.…

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Disney Movie Is Official

If we’re going to have a movie based on a theme park ride, then at least it stars Dwayne Johnson. The Rock himself has been attached to a Jungle Cruise movie, based on the Disney adventure, since 2015, but the project has gone through a number of script rewrites and changes (which feels like a smart…

The Road to Little Dribbling: Bill Bryson

Originally posted on travels in my own country:
Travelling Companions 2 I seem to have decided on the pattern of reviewing these from most recently read and working backwards. Actually I’ve been enjoying the sunshine too much and haven’t had much inclination to sit, for more than a minute or two, in front of a computer…

Carrie Fisher May Still Appear in ‘Star Wars Episode IX’

Carrie Fisher. She represented the emotional core of the initial trilogy, as well as being a first-class action hero, and she was easily the arrival greeted with the most cacophonous applause in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been shot already at the time of her passing…

Wildlife Wednesday: Nomads of the North – Common Redpolls

Originally posted on CutterLight:
Regularly occurring in small numbers in the village during this past winter, at times eruptive flocks of dozens of colorful Common Redpolls have descended upon Chignik Lake. Determining the population status of birds in the Chignik area can be challenging. Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) are a case in point. Overall, there are estimated to be…