I’m trying The Sopranos – season 1

“I have a semester and a half of College. So I understand Freud.”


I have 54,000 photos on Flickr

I uploaded ALL my new Patagonia photos to Flickr. So I’m caught up. Most of those are Creative Commons licensed.

It costs me $50 / year, double the old price.

I’ve had about 8 million views since July 2006 when Warren Long convinced me to start with Flickr.

Check them out.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I did read Gone Girl. And saw the movie.

Both quite good.

Her earlier (2009) novel is even better.

It centres around a farm family massacred in Kinnakee, Kansas.

The 15-year-old son is locked up as the killer. Only the youngest girl  — Libby Day — survives.

Twenty-five years after the massacre, Libby, in need of money, meets with a group of amateur investigators who believe that her brother is innocent. She starts to believe her brother might actually be innocent.

They made a film of Dark Places (2015) too but from the trailer it looks to me they’ve changed the story quite a bit. It tanked. And has only 24% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

So skip the movie. Read the book.

The author was born in Kansas City, Missouri. And this book is set just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.

farewell Patagonia

Having traveled Patagonia 3 times over the past 4 years, perhaps it’s time to give it a rest.

I’ll have to find somewhere else sunny 😎 to travel during Canadian winter 2020. Africa sounds good. Or perhaps New Zealand.

The attraction of Patagonia for me is wilderness so undeveloped. Similar to northern British Colombia and Alaska.

I do recommend it. But you need some basic tourist Spanish.

On the Dientes de Navarino trek, Patagonia, Chile. Overlooking the Beagle Channel.

Grisham – The Firm

Though the story seemed VERY familiar, I don’t believe I ever read The Firm. Until now.

It holds up.

I’m guessing it was the film that stuck in my brain. Many thought the movie was better than the novel.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller by American writer John Grisham. His second book, it was Grisham’s first which gained wide popularity; in 1993, after selling 1.5 million copies, it was made into a film starring Tom CruiseGene Hackman and Jeanne Tripplehorn. …

John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.