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January 7, 2011

Watching Kavanagh Q.C. On Netflix

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I love John Thaw. Mike loves John Thaw. We fell in love with this accomplished British actor in the BBC series Inspector Morse (1987-2000), and we watched the series, sequentially, thanks to Netflix.

We wanted more, and discovered Kavanah Q.C., where Thaw plays barrister James Kavanagh. As with most BBC drama, each episode is punctuated with stories from Thaw’s life (wife and two children, who become adults during the course of the series) as well as the lives of his fellow barristers (particularly Jeremy).

Organizing our viewing of “Inspector Morse” was straightforward because each disk was numbered. Not the case for Kavanagh Q.C. (1995-2001), where John Thaw plays a barrister. For anyone else who wants to watch these in order on Netflix, here’s the mapping. Note that two sets are not available on Netflix.



September 7, 2010

Born To Be Wild: Motorcycle Exhibit At Reagan Library

Traveling to Southern California? The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley is featuring a motorcycle exhibit until November 9. It contains 35 motorcycles divided into three sections: classic to modern Harleys, vintage motorcycles dating back 1899, and movie and celebrity motorcycles.



June 22, 2010

Best Science Fiction Novels : 2010 Campbell Nominees

The 2010 John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalists have been announced (alpha by author last name): (more…)


March 6, 2010

A Glimpse of Heart, I

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Friday night, Mike and I trekked to Experience Music Project (EMP) to see Heart in a small venue. (The security guy I stood next to before the concert started told me there were “about 600″ people.) The occasion? Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson) is releasing a new CD (Red Velvet Car) this summer, and they filmed this concert for a DVD.


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