Review of ‘San Andreas’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Part of an occasional movie review series.

By |October 9th, 2015|

To begin, an explanation of these eclectic choices. As a geologist, the first is essential viewing; I am honour-bound to vet movies with a geological theme. ‘Dante’s Peak’ gets a big thumbs up for its realistic pyroclastic flow and top drawer acting. (That being said, driving over red hot lava will never work; even Pierce […]

The Ballad of Mirador

By |August 2nd, 2015|

I think enough time has passed for me to safely post this. Not all my clients are happy clients. Normally because I just brought them a huge reality check. But, better to know the truth than spend millions of dollars drilling something that is not there.

The following poem was written by one such disgruntled client, […]

Review of ‘Leviathan’. Part of an occasional movie review series

By |July 26th, 2015|

Now and then it is nice to watch one of those ‘off the radar’ films. On SAS I can check out Danish films, which is how ‘After the Wedding’ became one of my favourites; and not just because it has Mads in it. Similarly, I can get my quotient of screen nudity and gallic noir […]

Sit. Rep. Morocco. 2015 – Finding myself in Morocco

By |June 27th, 2015|

Weather. Sunny, easterly wind. Occasional rain showers. 22 degrees Celsius. Status. Unwinding.

To try to continue self-improvement during my ‘year off’, I took myself, at short notice, to Morocco. Not to Marrakesh, long a magnet for, how to put it delicately, ‘those seeking same-sex company’. Nor to Casablanca, supposedly a renowned film location, though I have […]