Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I just finished season 1.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. …

Since its premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, with critic Scott Meslow calling it “the first great sitcom of the streaming era”. …

Click PLAY or watch a season 1 trailer on YouTube.

I like the opening theme. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Will I continue to season 2? … Not sure.

Anthony Ryan – Blood Song

Author Anthony Ryan has a degree in Medieval History.

His Raven’s Shadow series was recommended to me. Book 1 Blood Song (2013) is very well written. He initially self-published Blood Song “in a fit of desperation and bitterness following utter rejection by the publishing industry” before getting picked up, finally, by Penguin.

Blood Song… When 10-year-old Vaelin Al Sorna is delivered by his father, Battle Lord to King Janus, to the House of the Sixth Order, Vaelin is told that he has “no family now save the Order.” …

Through years of brutal training, Vaelin endures and rises as a leader among his fellow students. Along the way, he also learns that giving him to the Order was his late mother’s idea, and that she hoped to protect him—but from what, he has no idea.

Hints of a long-lost Seventh Order and questions about King Janus and the Dark cause Vaelin to question his loyalties. Ryan balances brisk action with tangled intrigue in this promising debut.

review – Blood Song

That all said, it didn’t hook me enough to continue to the next books in the series:

Tower Lord (2014)
Queen of Fire (2015)

cycling Canmore

We finished the 1st annual Canmore Gymnastics Camp today at 1pm. With the traditional pie in the face for coaches.🙂


A few days ago we talked about heading back up to the Nordic Centre this afternoon to ride trails including Soft Yogurt again.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Instead I relaxed only touring the excellent trails in and around Canmore.

Rick Canmore

Tonight I’ll open a bottle of Old Farm. Celebrate with Ashley Sportun and the rest of the coaches.