Thursday, September 25, 2014

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill - A Book Review

     Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill was published in 2000, and I just happened to run across it recently. What peaked my interest was the fact that Joe is the son of Stephen King. Being a long time fan of King, I was shocked that I had not read or heard that his son was also a writer. And an accomplished one at that. Without using the name King on it to sell books. Impressive. Joe Hill is a multiple award winner for his short fiction. Who knew???

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Maze Runner (2014)

     I went to see The Maze Runner Saturday afternoon. A young man (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up in a vast maze with no memory of his past. Other boys are there with the same experience and the story revolves around revealing how and why they are there.

     It reminded me somewhat of Lord Of The Flies. The story line and acting was strong enough to hold my attention throughout. For this sci-fi thriller I give it a solid B.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Auto Maintenance and Watch Batteries

Here I am on a Saturday morning at a local Firestone Complete Auto Care shop.  The odor of rubber with a hint of oil permeates the waiting area.  Lackadaisical customers trade glances between their electronic devices, the TV (showing a competitive round of women's professional golf), and the bustling highway just outside a huge plate glass window on this bright and sunny day.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home Screen Design

      I recently upgraded my smart phone to the Samsung Galaxy S5. You may notice by the picture that it looks quite different from the display in the store. One of the first things I do is customize the home screen...