About

I try to read a book a day. I also try to make $1000 in the stock market each trading day–but that doesn’t always work out. I don’t have a cell phone (they’re instruments of the Devil) and I despise “Call Waiting” (which is cutting in line). As of December 30, 2016 I’ve Retired from a 40-year teaching career as a College Professor. I am dedicated to finding a Good Home for the 30,000 books in my basement.

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  1. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Just a bit of a clarification. If you pre-ordered Peace Talks it arrives on July 14th. The following one arrives Sept. 29th. Not that you’ll have trouble finishing books in time, but I just wanted you to be ready for the new book. Talk to you soon.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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  2. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    When I signed up at Jim Butcher’s site for updates, they put this link in today with some cosplayers doing characters from the books. Thought you might like to take a look while you’re going through the books. Can’t wait for Stargirl tonight and SHIELD tomorrow.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_G–Xvy2I

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    1. george

      Glenn, thanks for the link! I’m looking forward to STARGIRL and AGENTS OF SHIELD, but I’m looking forward to WARRIOR NUN on Netflix starting Thursday! Stay Safe!

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  3. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    I was wondering about that one. There was a comic in the 90’s with that title and was bordering on too risque for most. Either way, it could be a good distraction in all this heat without a pool to cool off in. Just signed up for Disney for a month and was wondering if you had any suggestions about what was worthwhile on it. Seems like they moved a lot of the Marvel stuff on it and of course they have all the old Disney movies, but I’m not sure about the original programming. If you don’t have it, I’ll just see what Rotten Tomatoes has to say about what I find. Just watched Buffaloed the other night and was shocked at how accurate they got the locations even though they say they only shot in Toronto. Talk to you soon.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I’m going to watch an episode of WARRIOR NUN tonight. I’ll let you know what I feel about it. STARGIRL featured some new plot twists. Cindy could be a very Bad Girl! Her hooded Daddy looks menacing, too!

      We signed up for DISNEY+ in order to get HAMILTON. My wife loves it and I’m sure she’ll watch it a dozen times before we drop the subscription. Stay Safe!

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  4. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    I hope my wife never reads this blog, but I am not a fan of musicals and was corralled into all 2 hours and 40 minutes of Hamilton. The actors are doing a wonderful job, but honestly, I’d have rather enjoyed almost anything during that time. OK, not Jersey Shore, but almost anything else. Those books you got me in the last package was good, but I needed to pick up #1 to start reading the series. Luckily, it was available and I am enjoying Succubus Blues and have ordered up to number 6 in the series. As far as Disney + is concerned, I either have fond memories of all that they have on their paid channel or actually own the discs. I’m going to fill up some downtime with some of the animated series I didn’t get to see, but other than that, I’m not really impressed. Might look into DC Universe, but I’ll have to do my homework first. If you look at the CW site for upcoming TV series, they have several that look interesting like Kung Fu, Swamp thing(I believe the cancelled one), and several others. Funny, but they don’t let you select them to see what they are about. Tell Adrian I said, “Hi,”. 10 days till “Peace Talks”!!!!! OK, time for bed. Happy 4th of July.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I watched the first two episodes of WARRIOR NUN on Netflix. Like most of the Netflix series I’ve watched, WARRIOR NUN gets off to a slow start. I’ll watch a couple more episodes today. Hopefully the action will pick up. WARRIOR NUN is a 10 episode series. I loved AGENTS OF SHIELD but I can’t believe they killed Coulson…again! Glad you’re enjoying SUCCUBUS BLUES. It looked like your kind of book! Happy 4th! Stay safe!

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  5. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Binged Warrior Nun because I wanted to avoid the heat and crappy neighbors having a “we can’t get C19 because we’re too dumb” issues. BTW, just took the dogs out and they are still shooting off fireworks… Anyway, I collected Warrior Nun and Shotgun Mary back in the day, but the Netflix take on it is totally new. I give this one a 9.5 on the WTF scale when you get to episode 10. I really like the casting, like the twists, and love the craft in “what’s coming next” affect. I admit that I was a little harsh on Hamilton due to a crappy mood and some social biases. It was good and although I probably won’t be blasting the songs in my car, it was a good show. In between all the other stuff going on, I happened on “Southern Survival” on Netflix. My take on it is that it is Mythbusters for those who really don’t care about the science and just want to know the skinny on some survival stuff. Personally, I have many questions about the Battle Box crew, but it is entertaining in a “Hold my beer” sort of way. I have some friends that would look up the site and spend mucho bucks on the stuff they recommend and others that would just be laughing at people that would be spending money on this stuff. Either way, a good watch. I hope your 4th was good and you had a few good drinks.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I’m impressed that you’re done with WARRIOR NUN. I’m planning on watching a couple of episodes today. I’m also looking forward to Charlize Theron in THE OLD GUARD which shows up on Netflix next Friday. Looks great! I’m reading GHOST STORY now. I hope to be all caught up with Harry Dresden by July 14! Stay safe!

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  6. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Stargirl was good and I’m wondering about the “Dragon” family. Mom seems like she’s trapped, but wants to play with the “plumber.” I’m about to watch SHIELD so I’ll give you my opinion when we talk. Big news: Gary Larson started publishing cartoons again after 25 years!!! It’s at GaryLarson.com and his new stuff is digital. Article was on CNN page. I was such a huge fan of his and my two favorites were “Medville School for the Gifted” (like most people, and the scared spider. If you don’t know that one, it pops up when you type in scared spider. I remember when it came out int eh paper and I must have stared at it for 10 minutes until it hit me. OK, time to walk the dogs. Take care.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, loved AGENTS OF SHIELD! Loved Sybil’s Dalek-clones! I really don’t know how they’re going to wrap this FINAL MISSION up. Yes, the Dragon Family is creepy. But I like Cindy as a Bad Girl. I think her step-mother is either an android or brainwashed. Met with Adrian today. He says to tell you “Hi.” Stay safe!

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  7. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Loved when Cindy played the whole time that she and Courtney were BFF’s until the end. Classic villain mind-set. Correction on my earlier message Gary Larson’s new stuff is at TheFarSide.com. In SHEILD, I thought they were going for the 80’s Cylon effect, even had the sound of the original “toasters” going on there. The episode had a bit of that 80’s slasher flick vibe with the early deaths of the love sick computer guy, the drummer, and his girl. I’m going to watch it again just for those elements. Yeah, really don’t know how they will wrap this up. Glad to hear Adrian is doing well. Again, pass along my best to him.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, when that wave of blood came down the hallway I had to laugh at that over-the-top moment. And, Deke’s fractured lyrics to Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me” was hysterical. Hopefully, I can stop by your house next week and return those books you shared with me. I also might have a little surprise for you! Stay safe!

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  8. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Held off till today to watch Stargirl and Agents of SHIELD and am going to try and start a campaign to get Agents extended for another season… I’ve told you in the past that the one constant I’ve had as a reaction to any Joss Whedon episode is “F#CK, You Joss Whedeon!!!” when he pulls his twists into the story. Well, my wife will attest that I screamed it again as I watched episode 7.(No spoilers) By the way, I now truly believe that my actual birth parents are Ron Swanson and Melinda May. An uncaring empath? I almost said, “Mom?” during this episode. Truly, I am ecstatic and sorry that there are only 3 more episodes to this show.
    As for Stargirl, I am waffling on the story line a bit since there was so little action in this episode. The building of a hero/villain is important, but I was more in tune with Wildcat’s approach to it than Courtney’s way. Like in our current times, choose a side, dummy and let’s get on with it. It was well written how the new Brainwave struggled with the deeper questions of using his powers and the pain it caused him. I have many opinions(kept close to the vest) about how this would play out in real life, but am not so naive that it would be that simple. Oh, to have our talks at the gym again soon… Anyway, I’m re watching Grimm and loving the actors that have since gone on to other things. OK, back to my new bourbon… Talk to you soon.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I’m just about to start reading PEACE TALKS. Love AGENTS OF SHIELD! And, as you pointed out, Joss Whedon plays with our minds in his superb plotting! I will be so SAD when this series ends. Next week, I’d like to swing by your house and drop off your SUPERMAN books…and a surprise. I have routine doctor’s appointments on Monday and Wednesday. The rest of the week is open. Stay safe!

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  9. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Good seeing you yesterday. The CD’s were nice and I would recommend them if you know the episode “Once More with Feeling” from Buffy. I used to sing it aloud in my car along with my daughters and they are some of the few happy memories I have from that time. I was disappointed when I first got it that it only had what was recorded on the show and not the full songs. I have the music book that has the full versions of them and it’s interesting to note that Dawn’s interrupted song has a full version, but Whedon decided to scare her while she was singing it to get a truer reaction to being kidnapped. I was disappointed in the Angel sound track because there are only 4 songs with words. However, I did appreciate the Christian Kane song and found out he is the lead singer of the band Kane. I love that Angel episode when he gets his hand back and is then seen playing guitar and singing in Lorne’s club. I’ll have a review of Stargirl and SHIELD later after I get something done over here. I hope your meeting with Adrian went well and that you both enjoyed yourselves.

    Stay Safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, thank you again for stopping by with those graphic novels. I’m looking forward to reading them this weekend. Loved the Time Loop episode of AGENTS OF SHIELD! STARGIRL is really heating up! Stay safe!

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  10. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    I wish I was living in a world where SHIELD would run on a time loop. Loved the Daisy/Sousa kiss. Really didn’t see that one coming. Again, I found myself calling out “F#*K you, Joss Whedon!” during the episode and again hope for an endless loop of new episodes to come. Any news on a new JW series coming out? Honestly, a world without totally predictable TV or movie characters sounds too mundane to stand. Might as well have nonstop reality TV of paint drying on a wall. Stargirl is getting better and I love how the mom jumped right in… after all, her last name is…Smart. Sorry. Up too late. Just started on Peace Talks and really am looking forward to seeing what JB has in store for Dresden. My friend Ann said she loved/hated the book and where it left off. Oh well, next one comes out in September. Look forward to this week’s episodes and discussing them with you. Hope you like Exiles, it was a good read.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I just finished PEACE TALKS and not to give away any Spoilers but Ann is right! I’m counting the days until BATTLE GROUND comes out! Only two more episodes of STARGIRL. I don’t know how they’re going to resolve all the issues that have been set into motion. Thanks again for lending me those books! Stay safe!

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  11. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Half way through Peace Talks and am loving the story. If you haven’t seen Jim Butcher’s site, some of the short trailers made are making sense. Not sure I like some of the actors they chose to portray his characters, but he seemed to approve. Stargirl is certainly coming to a head and I was sure the janitor was going to be a new character. I did guess it right, if that doesn’t surprise you…lol. Really loving SHIELD and in complete denial about it not returning. I’m going to start the new Umbrella Academy in a week or so and am finishing up Voyager. Say, “Hi” to Adrian for me and hope for the best with school plans.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I’m looking forward to the new UMBRELLA ACADEMY. There’s no way DC can wrap up STARGIRL in two episodes! I’m really getting angry at BRAINWAVE! Stay safe!

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  12. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Just finished Peace Talks and feel that at least Jim Butcher didn’t kill any main characters off at the end like he did in one of his other books. I’m thinking that my costume one Halloween will be River Shoulders. A wookie mask, tux, and eyeglasses would be all I’d need… What do you think? I am going on with the Succubus series next and then on to finishing the Supernatural series. Unlike you, this will take me some time, but I’m keeping up on my reading. As for TV, I’m going through Voyager and Grimm, but am waiting to start The Umbrella Academy. As for graphic novels, I’m reading the 52 series of Teen Titans. If you are unfamiliar with it, they rebooted DC several years ago to give some wider story lines to some characters and freshen up others with new powers and backstories. If I can find the novelization of the overall story I’ll get it to you. Really a good read for character development and re-imagining of some lesser characters. OK, I’m enjoying the wetter, cooler weather and hoping it will continue. Best to all.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, I’m anxiously waiting for the penultimate episodes of STARGIRL and AGENTS OF SHIELD. I can’t believe they’re ending next week! Like you, I’m going to watch Season Two of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. I’ve also heard of a new Netflix series: STAR TREK LOWER DECKS that’s supposed to be funny. Stay safe!

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  13. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Been busy with all the well planned and thought out academic responses to Covid. I’m sure you and your wife understand, but add on another zero for the real feel of it. Peace Talks was a blast for Jim Butcher and there are 27 days till War Games. Cant wait!!! Watching Murdoch Mysteries again and playing the drinking game that goes along with it, but honestly, unless you either drink like me or are sipping water, I recommend only playing while watching 2 episodes. My new guilty pleasure is Stargate and it’s spin-offs. Love the in-humor and cast dynamic. I hope all is well and that you and yours are enjoying a drink to relax. See if you can know this one “8645110320”.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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    1. george

      Glenn, glad to hear you’re doing well. I have no idea what “8645110320” means unless it’s a phone number. I’m going to start watching Ridley Scott’s RAISED BY WOLVES series that starts today on HBO Max. I’ll be meeting with Adrian in a few hours. I’ve finished the JUSTICE graphic novels you lent me. Would you like me to drop them off at your house? Stay safe!

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      1. Glenn Morton III

        Hey George,
        Sorry, I haven’t replied sooner, but first week of school is always Hell. First the explanation of the numbers I sent. In the restaurant business to 86 something is to get rid of it. 45 is the number president our current one is. The rest is this upcoming election day. Subtle, but for me a great message. So far, everyone I’ve told has said that it is really intelligent, but non-confrontational. On to other topics. We don’t have HBO so I’ll have to catch that one some other time. I’ve been wading through my Supernatural novels to be ready for the last few episodes that will start airing in Oct. How did you like Justice? I’d be interested to hear you take on it. I’ve been finishing up Murdoch Mysteries on Hulu and just started watching Star Gate 1. Didn’t get to see the whole series and am enjoying the series. Next on the list is Ink and Sigils by Kevin Hearne. Hope your meeting with Adrian went well. I’ll give you a call and stop by after school this week to make a trade with you.

        Stay Safe,
        Glenn

  14. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    I’ll shoot for Tuesday or Wednesday for a visit after school. The Firefly novel has been on order since April or so, but thanks for the heads up. It should be out Nov. 3. Getting ready for the next challenging week of virtual teaching and all the landmines there. Still no contact with about 1/2 of the students in my class and getting ready for “full steam ahead” lessons next week. Yeah… Talk to you soon.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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  15. Glenn Morton III

    Hey George,
    Thanks for the Scooby book. It’s in the que, but waiting till the 29th for War Games!!!!! Making my way through Stargate 1 and I can’t remember if your wife is a Murdoch Mysteries fan, but if she is, I have a real treat for her. Otherwise, kind of bummed that they announced the last season of my favorite caped superhero in 2021. Will there ever be good news again in 2020? Just pre-ordered the newest Patircia Briggs Alpha and Omega series book due out the day before St Pat’s day. A new book and a reason to drink a beer. You know I’m in. Say Hi to Adrian and we’ll talk about remote teaching and my plans to retire when we meet again. I hope all is well and that you and your are safe and content.

    Stay safe,
    Glenn

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