WarGames (1983) – Staring Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin, Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy – is a story about a teen who finds a backdoor into a military computer which is simulating a global thermonuclear war. Although the computer “thinks” it is a game, it literal sends the US military into thinking we are on the brink of nuclear war with the USSR. I remember the … Continue reading WarGames

Voltron / Voltron

Yes. VOLTRON. Defender of the Universe! We are all familiar with Lion Force Voltron featuring 5 mechanical robot lions, with the team of 5 pilots that worked together, which would combine to form the Voltron warrior. Did you know that there is ANOTHER Voltron? Vehicle Team Voltron was my first introduction into the warrior robot universe. Three teams of five, Land, Sea and Air, for … Continue reading Voltron / Voltron

Mount St. Helens

I was 11 years old when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. I clearly remember hearing, on the evening news, for weeks about a volcano in Washington State. in the United States! I was amazed and a bit terrified. Stories of Mount Etna and Pompeii conjured terrifying images in my head. What if it blew up?! A couple of weeks before the eruption, … Continue reading Mount St. Helens