DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Mid-Winter Songs”

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Mid-Winter Songs.” As always, the choir is directed by Leonard Enns. Enns says in the program that the “concert is inspired by the physical immensity of the land” of Canada. The choir was joined by Catherine Robertson on piano (*) and Lance Ouellette on violin (+) for certain pieces. […]


Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You can’t get so hung up on where you’d rather be that you forget to make the most of where you are.” Passengers, released in 2016 The starship Avalon is heading for Homestead II. Everyone on board is in hibernation, but then something goes wrong and Jim wakes up — 90 years early. With […]

Quantum Night

Posted on February 26th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  2 Comments »

{4.5/5} “It was very, very strange, but he replied, saying words that he’d said countless times before but meant — really meant — for the first time: ‘I’m happy for you.’” Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer, published in 2016 James Marchuk is a psychology professor who’s been called to testify at a murder trial […]

The OA (season 1)

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Normal dreams don’t make your nose bleed.” The OA season 1, aired in 2016 When Prairie disappeared 7 years ago she was blind — but now she can see. Her adopted parents take her in again and try to care for her, but she’s unable to tell them — or the FBI — what […]

The Edge of Seventeen

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]

Timeless (season 1)

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Before the time machine my worst fear was losing them. Now it’s that I could lose them and not know they were ever here.” Timeless season 1, aired in 2016-17 A terrorist named Garcia Flynn steals a newly built time machine. When the US government finds out it sends 3 people in the backup […]

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Plus, I’ve never really liked babies. I like Maya, but… Conversation with her lacks to say the least. We talk about Elmo, and I can’t stand him, by the way, but other than that, it’s mainly about her. She’s totally self-centred.” The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, published in 2014 […]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Posted on February 11th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You’re very intense, you know that?” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, released in 2016 Jack Reacher has been communicating with Major Turner by phone in order to hunt down a group of human traffickers. When he finally comes to town to meet her in person he is stunned to find she’s been arrested — […]

Sherlock (season 4)

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I delete any text that begins, ‘Hi.’” — Sherlock Sherlock season 4, aired in 2017 Moriarty seems to be back but Sherlock is confident it’s just a game Moriarty set up in case of his death. Meanwhile, John and Mary have a baby girl. Mary discovers that one of her old spy colleagues is […]

Star Trek: The Face of the Unknown

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Yet the quiet certainty of the marriage bond was always there for you, so solid that you didn’t need to think of it. Now, though, it is gone… both the mental connection itself and your image of who T’Pring would turn out to be. And so you are alone, adrift.” — Nisu, to Spock […]