Today marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the UK. It would later be mass released on November 16th around the world and the US (as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.) Yes, you’re old. In honor of the opening, here is this week’s Mind of the Nerdy Adult (#40).
Looking for a book for your July 4th weekend? Check out my review of The Guest List, a suspensful "whodunit" with a twist.
On May 23, 1997, Fleetwood Mac performed a concert for MTV entitled "The Dance." During the entertaining concert, the band performed their little-known song, "Silver Springs," which had been written by Stevie Nicks about her break-up from lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Several times during the song (which became a hit later that year), Nicks belted… Continue reading “Daisy Jones & The Six:” The Passion Revealed by the Music
Looking to read a good book before fall arrives? Perhaps one that's easy to read, but has some substance and emotion? Check out Early Autumn (1981) by the late Robert B. Parker, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Apple book store. Early Autumn is the seventh novel in Parker's series of best-selling novels about Spenser,… Continue reading “Early Autumn” by Robert B. Parker: A Great Late Summer Book
Have you ever had a really great idea, one that came out of the blue and hit you like a thunderbolt? As a writer, I love when a thunderbolt idea strikes. It's like magic. One moment, the idea doesn't exist. Then, next, it appears out of thin air like a rabbit pulled from a hat, bringing… Continue reading Struck By A Great Idea
While I was working on the first draft of my novel, "Everything Can Change," I discovered that music dramatically improved my writing process. The book is about Jack Ritter, a young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer while working a high-demanding job as an associate attorney at a large NYC law firm. Due to… Continue reading Music Playlists: Soundtrack to Everything Can Change
In 2015, I self-published my first novel: "Everything Can Change." The novel, available now on Amazon, was a very personal endeavor as it was largely based upon my life. In 1995, two weeks into my first semester of law school, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. With surgery and chemotherapy, I was able to survive,… Continue reading Everything Can Change Excerpt
Sentimental [sen-tuh-men-tl]: adjective expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling (Definition, courtesy of dictionary.com). As I’ve grown older, I have learned that, deep down, I am a sentimental guy. Well, at least somewhat. I don't tear up while watching commercials,… Continue reading Joyland: A Sentimental Ride with Stephen King