Friday, September 2, 2016

William Shatner and Star Trek

William Shatner ("Captain Kirk") front and center
Got to see William Shatner at the Comic Con this week. He's every bit as nice in person as he was in Star Trek. (We also saw Mark Hamill (Star Wars' Luke Skywalker) at the Comic Con.)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

100 Korean Dramas, Start to Finish

Yesterday evening we finished watching “Lets Fight Ghost”—our 100th Korean Drama to watch in its entirety (generally 16 episodes or more).
Since watching our first episode of our first KDrama, “Secret Garden,” on March 15, 2013, we’ve avoided many KDramas that didn’t sound interesting. We’ve abandoned some 41 after just a few episodes. In general, however, these are so much better than American television (which we abandoned over 10 years ago).
We’ve finished a handful of Japanese dramas—two or three of them were exceptionally good. (We’ve also abandoned some.)
As for Chinese dramas? Well, we’ve yet to finish the first episode of any that we have tried. Hopefully we will (one day) find one that we actually like. (It would be so nice to be able to practice the Mandarin I’ve been learning on Pimsleur by watching Chinese dramas.)
That’s about it. Its time to watch episode 12 of “W” (which will likely be our 101st KDrama—and one of the best)!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Book on Beethoven's Organ Works Available Now

I just noticed that my latest book—Beethoven’s Organ Works: A Study—is now available for purchase at Amazon.com and at BarnesAndNoble.com:
I prepared the book during the two weeks before and after Christmas this past December, based on a Beethoven’s Organ Works web site I had created earlier in 2015.
In the process of preparing the book for publication, I corrected numerous errors.
If you’re a Beethoven fan or an organ fan, I invite you to read Beethoven’s Organ Works: A Study.
Feel free to send feedback!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three Years of Korean Dramas

I watched my first episode of my first Korean Drama–“Secret Garden”–exactly three years ago, on the Ides of March 2013. I’ve now watched 87 complete KDramas … and abandoned 35, totaling 122 KDramas. Additionally I’ve completed two Japanese Dramas (and abandoned 1, if I remember correctly.
I have no plans to quit in the foreseeable future.