Author Archives: tcwells14

The Lunar New Year celebration arrives

I’ve always been affectionate towards Asian culture since I grew up surrounded by it. Many of my blog postings are about the Orient/Far East/Asia (depending on what you called it and what generation you are.) (Updating my original posting at … Continue reading

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2019 – the end, 2020 – a beginning

Even for a person who has spent the last 40+ years in genre fandom such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, X-Men, Avengers, 2019 was a memorable year for endings.  I’ve been a Star Wars fan from 1976 when I first … Continue reading

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Hokusai the master

In the time between Christmas and New Year’s,  there is usually chaos in Washington D.C.. Gift returns, shopping for yourself, watching streaming television… it’s exhausting. So take some time out for peace and beauty. Go see Hokusai, Mad About Painting. … Continue reading

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Summer reading is mostly memoirs

I read a lot but too much of it is on my computer. So I choose carefully when I decide to pick a up a book, and am likely to put one down if I am not taken with it. … Continue reading

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DC Pride in rainbow colors

Okay, I’m way late on this. But the Washington DC’s Pride parade was so fun, then scary, that I let weeks slide by. Spoiler: one pix has naked male buns. You are warned. If you watched the poor television coverage … Continue reading

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The Long Arc of Tony Stark and me

In the last few weeks, endless rivers of words have been written about the Avengers and Iron Man who is really Tony Stark, in particular. What can I add now? Longevity. I’ve been involved with Stark for decades. When living … Continue reading

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Memories of Easter include chainmail & lilies

Easter is what you make of it. Over a lifetime you collect memories of Easter, many of them with friends and family. They may or may not included costumes, swords, pirates and/or stringing cables for masquerades. As a child abroad, … Continue reading

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Coming this April strong women abound on SF and Fantasy screens

Captain Marvel. Wonder Woman. Princess Leia.  Shuri. Natasha Romanoff the Black Widow. Mon Mothma. Okoye. Arya Stark, Elsa, Maz Kanata.  In the last decade, there has been an explosion of strong women in movie and television’s science fiction/fantasy genre. (I … Continue reading

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Make time for the Empresses of China

“The only person the Emperor would bow to is his mother,” says Jan Stuart, the Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. That is real power. Along with co-curator Daisy Yiyou Wang of the … Continue reading

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Super Bowl notes

I actually wrote this during last night’s Super Bowl but I decided to transfer it here. Kind of fun doing what I occasionally used to do in a newsroom, but, now, I can have *opinions.* Here’s the Avengers: Endgame Trailer … Continue reading

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