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Last week, I wrote my 12th post in my series on Brexit for Americans. Who knew it would go on long enough to require that many explanations? And, I’m sure, more to come.
Heather reviewed the Cormoran Strike series of mysteries by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). She found them irresistible once she got started.
The sixth season of Endeavour, the prequel to Inspector Morse, brings us four new cases for young Morse to solve.
The setting for each episode in Season 6 was very different, but all were fun explorations into Oxford and surroundings — a farm, the university’s astrophysics research facilities, a chocolate factory in a nearby village, and (always my favorite) the Bodleian Library.
Season 6 continued a longer story arc for Endeavour, starting with our beloved characters demoted and split up because of how badly things went at the end of Season 5.
All six seasons of Endeavour are available at PBS Passport, a benefit of membership at your local PBS station. I was happy to see this announcement of Season 7.
I wanted to post this today, with the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing this weekend, because of the timing of the second episode, titled “Apollo”. It began on the day of the Apollo 11 launch and ended with the Neil Armstrong’s words as he took the first step on the moon.
I was seven in 1969. Old enough to remember, but young enough that my memories of the six moon landings are jumbled. Ghostly leaping astronauts. Walter Cronkite’s voice. The feeling of looking up at the moon, knowing that someone was there.
The moon landing nostalgia prompted a piece in my sketchbook.
What do you remember about Apollo 11?