I just finished reading a whiz-bang thrill-ride of a novel: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Wow! What fun! If you’ve never heard of it, that’s probably because at first, its readership was mostly  limited to “gamers” (the community of video game devotees); to “younger” readers (principally GenY, and  Millenials, but also GEN Xers like the author); to sci-fi and fantasy readers; and to geeks of every persuasion. But word got out and since then, Ready Player One has become a smash hit (that Steven Spielberg is adapting to film). Having enjoyed every single page of it, I can say with conviction … Continue reading READY PLAYER ONE


(SHOULD I READ IT OR WATCH IT?) Where my inspiration for these blog posts comes from isn’t always clear to me, but this time, it may be thoughts of upcoming Easter egg hunts. For younger children, it doesn’t get any better than the search for and discovery of egg after precious chocolate egg, until the basket is full. And though our definitions of treasure may change through the years, the idea of hunting for a hidden trove appeals to us all, I think, and its seed is planted early. Whether it’s hidden in a cave, sunken or buried, where there’s … Continue reading THE PLEASURE OF TREASURE