Parallel Universes (and Other Weird Tales)

If you're a superhero fan (like myself), you've undoubtedly heard of the multiverse. It's basically the belief that there are multiple parallel universes that may or may not be like our own, and is regularly employed in comic books (especially superhero ones - such as Marvel and DC). But could it be real? A popular … Continue reading Parallel Universes (and Other Weird Tales)

The Canon of Scripture, Part 8: The Book of Mormon

The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it? You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament. However, when you do the research, things are not so simple. There are many “other” books claiming to be Scripture, a number of … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 8: The Book of Mormon

Hilarious Parenting Tweets (That I Guarantee You’ll Relate To)

I just saw an article titled "45 Times Parents Hilariously Expressed Their Struggles on Twitter" on Bored Panda, and it's too hilarious (and relatable!) not to share.  As the oldest of 8 kids, I can more than relate to many of these!  (There'll be more posts of these in the future.) Well, I hope … Continue reading Hilarious Parenting Tweets (That I Guarantee You’ll Relate To)

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 21st edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts!  Last fortnight, I reviewed Rogue One (2016) and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), rated M for science fiction violence

That is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.

As usual, I’ll give the trailer and a clip at the end.

And while I’ll try to be spoiler-free, I offer the following disclaimer just in case:


Solo: A Star Wars Story

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I had one worry going in to Ron Howard’s origin story for Han Solo: that no-one could come close to topping Harrison Ford, and that the movie would suffer as a result.  While Ford will always be the best Han Solo, I was pleasantly surprised to find that…

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The World’s Longest Names

I used to think my grandfather, with two middle names, had a long name.  Similar with Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor), Prince Harry (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor) and several other royals.  Then I heard about my distant (criminal) uncle, Frederick Henry Edward Staines Messervy. But … Continue reading The World’s Longest Names

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 11

G'day!  Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of the 11th chapter of the Megillat Ester, otherwise known in English as the Book of Esther.  "Hold on a minute!" I can hear some of you saying.  "There's only 10 chapters!"  That's true - if you're using the abridged Masoretic version.  The original book is … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 11

Sunshine Blogger Award

G'day everyone!  Keziah E from has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you, Keziah! Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post. Answer the 11 questions the … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award