“We’re ba-aaack,” Winifred Sanderson sings.

Did you ever think what happened once “Hocus Pocus” ended?  Sometimes I think these things, like, when there isn’t a sequel made, what happened to the characters?  Sure, I know they’re fake, but, still, what happened to them?

Well, when it comes to “Hocus Pocus”, we’ll soon learn what happened to Max, his sister Dani & Allison, 25 years later, when Max & Allison’s daughter releases the Sanderson sisters.

No, this isn’t the plot of the “Hocus Pocus” re-boot I mentioned a while ago.  Instead this is the concept for the new book due out this summer titled “Hocus Pocus & the all-new sequel”



For Rich

Today is 4 years that my best friend Rich left me.  These past 4 years, I think how many times would we have discussed the new Star Wars movies?  How many times would we have discussed Tolkien?  Played Godzilla?  Mrs. Pac-man? Discussed Stranger Things? The Toys that made us? Discussed the Marvel movies? Books? How many times would he have beaten me in chess? How much trash talk would we have given each other while playing cards? How many times would we have discussed useless shit on the phone for hours?

4 years, yet it feels like yesterday.  God, I miss my buddy. My Smeagol, my Gollum, my Samwise, my 1000th man.

There are days where it’s too much that he’s gone, that I just want to cry to I dehydrate, that my eyes fall out.  But I know this won’t bring him back.  Still, it’s OK to cry.  Like Gandalf said in The Return of the King, “I will not say ‘Do now weep’, for all tears are not evil”.

Do I wish Rich was still here? Dear God yes. But when I think of what he went through, I’m glad he’s with God.  I just miss him.

I usually end these yearly notes with this Gandalf quote.    I’ve been doing so for 4 years, I’ll be doing it every year.

“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path…One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass…and then you see it.   White shores…and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise”

Ex Libris – 2017

These’re the books I read this year.  Starting tomorrow I’ll begin a new list, hopefully, by the end of the year, there will be more on the new list

1 – Once Upon a Time – Behind the magic Companion to the Hit TV show

2- Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt

3 – The Dresden Files – Turn Coat – Jim Butcher

4- The Dresden Files – Changes – Jim Butcher

5 – The Dresden Files – Ghost Story –  Jim Butcher

6 – The Dresden Files – Cold Days – Jim Butcher

7 – The Dresden Files –  Skin Games – Jim Butcher

8 – The Dresden Files – Side Jobs – Stories from The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

9 – Harry Potter – The Character Vault – Jody Reverson

10 – Disney Pirates – The Definitive Collector’s anthology – Michael Singe

11 – The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones

12 – Lost Boy – The True Story of Captain Hook – Christina Henry

13 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz –  Frank Baum

14 – The Marvelous Land of Oz – L. Frank Baum

15 – Ozma of Oz – L. Frank Baum

16 – Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz – L. Frank Baum

17 – The Road to Oz – L. Frank Baum

18 – The Emerald City of Oz – L. Frank Baum

19 – The Patchwork Girl of Oz – L. Frank Baum

20 – Tik Tok of Oz – L. Frank Baum

21 – The Scarecrow of Oz – L. Frank Baum

22 – Rinkitink in Oz – L. Frank Baum

23 – The Lost Princess of Oz – L. Frank Baum

24 – The Tin Woodman of Oz – L. Frank Baum

25 – The Magic of Oz – Frank Baum

26 – Glinda of Oz – L. Frank Baum

27 – Little Wizard Stories of Oz – L. Frank Baum

28 – Gork, The Teenage Dragon – Gabe Hudson

29 – Viking – Raids, Culture, Legacy – Marjolein Stern & Roderick Dale

30 – Raiders – alan Eisenstock

31 – Star Wars – The Force Awakens novelization – alan Dean Foster

32 – Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi – Star Wars The Legends of Luke     Skywalker – Ken Liu

33 – Legends of Star Wars – Kenobi – John Jackson Miller

34 – Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

35 – armada – Ernest Cline

36 – Psycho – Robert Bloch

37 – The Secret of Nimh – Mrs. Brisby & The Rates of Nimh – Robert C. O’Brien

38 – Thomas Jefferson & The Tripoli Pirates – The Forgotten War that Changes American History – Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

39 – Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – The Original Screenplay – J.K. Rowling

40 – George Washting’s Secret Six – The Spy Ring that saves the american Revolution – Brian Kilmeade & Don Yeager

41 – Notes from The upside down – an unofficial guide to stranger things – Guy adams

42 – Little Known Facts about Well-known Places – Disneyland – david Hoffman

43 – Harry Potter & History – Edited by Nancy R Reagin

44 – Norse Myths – Viking legends of heroes & Gods – martin J. Dougherty

“Little Birdie”

The title, if you didn’t get it, is the Woodstock song from the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special. I figured it was the right one for this blog on Porgs.

Porgs have certainly made their way into the Star Wars consciousness, not  annoying like Jar Jar Binks, cute like the Ewoks, Porgs are fine with me, like the Ewoks.  Let’s check this out

Porg Party

The Porg is “crushing their heads”

Porgs like to fight

They make for good travel companions

Not as clumsy or as random as a Gungan, Got Porg?