Modern Family (season 10)

Posted on May 12th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “There are too many actual reasons for us to see each other — we cannot afford to hang out by mistake.” Modern Family season 10, aired in 2018-19 Manny returns from his cross-country trip and reveals he has a Canadian girlfriend. Haley kissed her ex-boyfriend while her current boyfriend is out of the country. […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

Posted on May 12th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.” This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir. Here’s the program: Timothy Corlis – Still Stephanie Martin – They will pass through […]

Blue Bloods (season 9)

Posted on May 11th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Waiting to make the perfect decision means you’ll never make any decision.” Blue Bloods season 9, aired in 2018-19 Erin has been promoted, but she’s not sure how to feel about it because her former boss was murdered. Jamie and Eddie are engaged and they intend to still ride together — even though everyone, […]

A type of bird that went extinct evolved again

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

A bird called a white-throated rail went extinct 136 000 years ago but then evolved again, in a process called iterative evolution. The same conditions appeared again and the same evolution happened again. What were those conditions? The birds settled on an island with no natural predators, and they became flightless. From the Independent: Bird […]

Mary Poppins Returns

Posted on May 9th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “We’re on the brink of an adventure, children. Don’t spoil it with too many questions.” Mary Poppins Returns, released in 2018 Michael Banks is behind on his loan payments since his wife died, and the bank is going to foreclose if he doesn’t come up with entire loan amount. He and his sister Jane […]

What’s the name of that piano piece

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  2 Comments »

There’s this pianist named Vinheteiro who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Why? Because he posts unique videos. Like this one, where he plays the beginning of 100 pieces that you might have heard but might not know the name. He provides the name and composer. I love the expression on his face. 100 Songs […]

DC Extended Universe

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 Birds of Prey 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 2020 The Batman […]


Posted on May 5th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “A king only fights for his nation. You might for everyone.” Aquaman, released in 2018 Arthur Currie, sometimes known as Aquaman, helps people in the sea — like saving a submarine full of people from pirates. His mother was from Atlantis and his father is a lighthouse keeper. Although he’s never been to Atlantis, […]

Alien 40th anniversary short films

Posted on May 4th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “The organism… it has a unique replication cycle.” To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alien, 6 short films were released. Here they are: Alien: Containment — directed by Chris Reading Alien: Specimen — directed by Kelsey Taylor Alien: Ore — directed by Kailey Spear & Sam Spear Alien: Alone — directed by Noah Miller […]


Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “A common error in etiquette, among people who had only recently arrived at Izzy, was to talk about Earth as a place that it was possible to go back to. As if this were a temporary mission like all of the previous ones. Dinah said nothing. Markus would realize his mistake, if he hadn’t […]