I suspected it would be a Bond-themed Christmas, but I didn’t know my brother would hit the grand slam gift of gift giving – The James Bond Archives. Continue Reading
Part 1 in a 24 part series of secret agent ‘research‘, this is my first 007 film review.
Last night the humoring husband and I watched the first film in what would become a multi-billion dollar franchise, 1962’s Dr. No. As Bond films go, Dr. No ranks somewhere in the bottom of the top third of all films; well ahead of Die Another Day and Moonraker certainly, but behind From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. It wins points for being the first in the series naturally and, of course, for starring Sean Connery. Continue Reading
20 years after graduating from university and I suddenly have a tremendous amount of home work. If I’m going to pull this off, I’ll need a hint of credibility. Fortunately research is something I excelled at in school. And the technological leaps since the early 90s make the task so much easier. As I sit here and type with the world’s information literally at my fingertips, I’m reminded of my many hours in WSU’s Holland Library. While the microfiche served me well, I’m glad its been replaced by vastly superior tools.
I come from a line of liberal arts majors and, as my father has said on more than one occasion, liberal arts programs train you to think. I like to think I’ve set course on an agenda that fuses a bit of brawn and brain. Continue Reading