Star Wars and the month of May have a deep connection. There’s May the Fourth, which, thanks to some wordplay and some mistranslation, has become the official day of Star Wars. There’s the fact that the six original Lucas films all were released in May. But they weren’t the only…


Hello,

CraneFest 2021 was a big success. It coincided with an October heatwave, which meant that, unlike last time, I wasn’t freezing as dusk fell and the cranes congregated. Also seen: two bald eagles, several bluebirds, several flying ducks and geese, two yellow-rumped warblers, a cardinal, and a red-bellied woodpecker.


Hello,

I’ve had a big week of birding. Last Tuesday I was finally able to arrange a trip to the property of the Muskegon wastewater treatment plant, which, while not exactly sounding like any sort of great destination, is one both for migrating ducks and for the people like myself…


Hello,

It’s October. This means that I have posted an RC in every month. The one-year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks, actually.

Anyway…

Watching…

Star Wars: Visions

We continue our weekly watch-through of Star Wars: Visions with “Tatooine Rhapsody”:


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It’s Fall! At least, it’s Fall in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re from the other half of the world, just go back in the archives and find an RC from the beginning of spring. But, where most people live, it’s Fall.

Each season has it’s…


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I’m afraid this week’s RC is gonna be a little short. I’ve had a very busy week. Some of that busy-ness I’m hoping you all will be seeing the results of soon, but for now, you’ll at least have a bit of cake talk and a record-holding quail.

Anyway…

Eating…


Hello,

I have some thoughts about Kellogg’s Raisin Bran. Famously, they boast of “two scoops” of raisins in every box. But a “scoop” is not a standard unit of measurement. It could mean anything. Business Insider checked how much raisins are actually in a box. As of five years ago…


Hello,

Point of order: I’m taking next Monday off from A Running Commentary. I have some personal obligations next weekend, and I don’t have a lot I’d cover anyway, so I’m just skipping next week.

Anyway…

Watching…

Free Solo

Watching the climbing during the Olympics reminded me that Free Solo is streaming on…


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I’ve been thinking about Georgia, or, more properly, the Georgias. There’s the state, on the southern Atlantic seaboard, and then there’s the country in the north Caucasus. This gets confusing for Americans, especially when we talk about the state and non-Americans first think of the country. But here’s the…


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I’m still in the middle of writing a bunch of different things at the moment: there’s my think piece about Star Wars Canon, and a bulk review of the High Republic’s second-wave-first-phase-whatever, and something I’m writing about BattleBots leading up to the new season that starts filming at the…

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