Thursday, April 25, 2013

A fascinating retelling

For the past several years James Cawley has headed up a production company that has, through donations of funds talent and skill continued the originals STAR TREK episodes, online.

The series was originally Called STAR TREK The New Voyages, but was quickly changed to STAR TREK Phase II, the original Title Gene Roddenberry had come up with when he pitched the continuation of the series in 1977.

Last Year Cawley produced one of the best episodes, one we have already seen in STAR TREK, the next generation; however this time we were seeing as it had been originally written, not the politically correct and adapted, watered down version we got on TNG.

The Episode in question is titled, "The Child"  In the story a member of the Enterprise crew is impregnated and gives birth after only 3 days.

The child quickly ages to 10 years and suddenly a strange set of events begin to affect the Enterprise and its' crew.

In this adaptation, which was the story as it had been intended back in 1977 the story is more tightly written and there is a deeper sense of connection between the child and her mother.

With it being Kirk and not Picard, we have from the beginning the risk of this child being a threat to the ship, and Kirk taking actions, such as observing the child from the bridge to study it, find out its' true purpose.

Cawley is perfect as Kirk, and out Kirk's Shatner, because he is playing the part now straight without trying to mimic Shatner at all.

The thension rises and when the story does end, there is a sense of elation and sadness that comes from excellent writing and story telling.

If you have yet to see any of the PHASE II stories this is a chance to start, whith what I believe is honestly the best so far.

The only sad note, is that for what ever reason, this is James Cawleys' last appearance of Captain Kirk in the new PHASE II.  It will hard to see anyone else fill these shoes.

Here is the episode in its' entirety.

I hope you enjoy this episode and will 'Boldly go' and check out the other episodes of STAR TREK PHASE II.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not so wordless Wednesday

As I went to bed last night, I realized something amazing.  I have been back in Colorado now for one year.

It seems hard to believe, but it is true, and how things have changed, when I came back the weather was in the 80's the sky was clear and blue and I was living in a hotel on 11th and Broadway in Denver and spending nearly #300.00 a week for my room.
TV and desk in my room
Bed and desk in my room at 11th Ave Hotel
Lobby of the 11th Ave Hotel

Exterior of the Hotel and the market it went to to get my groceries on a weekly schedule.
Hallway at 11th Ave Hotel at Broadway and 11th.

The weather was beautiful, there was no snow to be seen, and I had to buy short sleeve shirts and light weight slacks immediately, I had come with winter weather clothing and was not ready for the warm weather I met.

The new residence and new furnishings at the beginning of August of 2012.

guThus was Denver a year ago.  Notice anything missing.  No snow.

By August of last year I had found a place to live and with in a month my wife had joined me.
One year later and there is snow on the ground.

Amazing how much can change in one year.  I came back to Colorado a year ago, I struggled to find work, I am working now, but the trade off is that there is snow on the ground, when a year ago there was blue skies and short sleeve weather.  What a difference a year can make.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some news about favorite businesses on East Colfax

The second place was one of my favorite restaurants.  It was Famous Pizza 

This place had a wide array of Pizza's a great delivery deal where if you ordered two pizza's you would get your 2 liter drinks free.  Not only did this place have great Pizza, it had fantastic Gyros and Spaghetti with meatballs that tasted like your mom made them.

Here's the menu
And here is the restaurant as it appeared for years.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday's Music Moves Me/ Earth Day Celebration

I know this song was a war protest song, however the music I was looking for has mysterously vanished from Youtube, and I had a royal pain getting access to youtube and blogger this morning.  If I can find more music I will add it later.

Earth day, should be something we think of every day, when we get in our cars, and drive miles to wor instead of demanding clean energy vehicles and clean energy for our homes and work place.  Make this day count, don't just sit on your bum and let it get by you.

Be well and see you all again next Monday.

Friday, April 19, 2013

My Poetry, Reflections of Me.

You are my world to me, it is you whom I see.
In my dreams and online.
Apart we have been, for too long.
Yet this separation was necessary.
You going to Arizona, to care for your mother,
while I took on duties to improve my life and
make our home better.
I have missed you for the month we have been
apart, and will celebrate when you return and
I am united with the other part of my heart.

A new poem April 18th 2013 by Tamirisc M Dagda Richards.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Do You Remember

The Music of Chuck Mangonie?

I was 15 the first time I heard the music of Chuck Mangonie, it was either on the Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin or Dinah Shore show.  I was overwhelmed by his music, the way he played the flugle horn was amazing.  

I had never heard anyone like Mangonie before, the closest and it was a different style was the Music of Buddy Rich and Dave Brubeck.

I got Mangonie's "Live from the Hollywood Bowl" album in 1980 and repurchased it a few years back on CD.

So what brought this to life today?

I was coming home on the bus and a gentleman by the name of Tucker and I got into a conversation, concerning music and suddenly we were discussing Chuck Mangonie.

So here are a few selections of his music, I hope you enjoy and share your memories you have of Chuck Mangonie.

Children of Sanchez,from Live from the Hollywood Bowl.

Chase the Clouds away, Chuck Mangonie with Marilyn McCoo.

Closing with his best known piece.  Feels So Good.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Some photos from Denver and Arvada.

No it is not Starfleet Headquarters, it is a legal building that was under construction in April of last year when I arrived here.

Yes it is an Army Cannon near the state capital.  Hmmmm,

Old Wadsworth Blvd across from where I work in Arvada.

Where I work in Arvada.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

A couple of photos of Downtown denver, taken two weeks ago when we had one of our worst snow storms so far.

The new Legal Building on Broadway.  This was under construction when I returned to Denver, last may.  It finally was finished late last year.   Love the dome, that no one can stand inside of, just another way of getting natural lighting.  Photo 2 of 2 take with a $20.00 Vivatar Digital Camera I bought last year.

Here is something you do not see in Downtown Denver at all.  A U.S. ARMY cannon.  This was at Civic Center Park.