September

:: I’m flying to Vancouver tomorrow to attend a surprise birthday party for a friend (who doesn’t read this site, btw!), and to visit a few other people I haven’t seen since 1997, the last time I was in Vancouver. I’m bringing with me a bad cough that I picked up last weekend. I’m doubling up my COLD-FX dosages again. In Vancouver, I will rent a car at the airport, and stay one night in Coquitlam, the other two nights in Vancouver. The return flight on Monday will leave at 7:00AM – ouch.

:: A number of items of interest happening in September: 1) The Star Wars Trilogy DVD package arrives in stores on September 21st. Episodes IV, V and VI are included, plus a bonus disc of material, including the following:

The fourth disc is packed with bonus material, the most notable being Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy. This two-and-a-half hour documentary traces the evolution of the saga, from a low-budget labor-of-love space saga to the movie phenomenon that defied the odds and reinvented the rules.

This comprehensive documentary features all new interviews with George Lucas and more than 40 members of the cast and crew from the original trilogy, as well as a host of filmmakers and media personalities. Empire of Dreams includes some never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the three films.

The Star Wars Trilogy DVD Details page explains everything.

2) The 2-hour premier of Season 15 of Law & Order is on September 22, featuring Dennis Farina replacing Jerry Orbach – big shoes to fill for sure.

3) I don’t watch The Tonight Show, but the 50th Anniversary of its first broadcast is on Sept 27, 2004. The show was developed by Pat Weaver. Weaver’s daughter, Susan, is better known by her other name, Sigourney.

:: I’m reading sporadically these days, occupied with other things. I’ve been sifting through Sharon Butala‘s book, Coyote’s Morning Cry: Meditations and Dreams From a Life in Nature, a small volume of spiritual writing, and finding it a comforting read.

:: I’m looking forward to new albums by Paul Westerberg, and Joseph Arthur.

:: What’s th-? Is SETI close to confirming the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligence?

2 Responses to “September”

  1. Garth Danielson Says:

    I too am some what excited by the Star Wars dvd set.
    I do wish that they were putting the original version of A New Hope on the DVD set. I doubt we will ever see it again. I miss Han shooting first.
    Luckily I have a laserdisc set of the original versions of the first three movies and another ld set of the special edition of each of those. I figure down the road I can transfer them to dvd and have them to look at.

  2. Tony Dalmyn Says:

    Sharon Butala is a good writer. She was in the news in 1996 when her husband was involved with turning ranch land owned by his family since 1913 over to the Nature Conservancy (whether by easement, sale, or gift I don’t recall) to establish or add to the Old Man on his Back nature reserve near Eastend in Southwestern Saskatchewan. I like her nature writing and her psychological/spiritual writing. She loses me in books like “Wild Stone Heart” where she startes to has become immersed in her own imagination and starts to write more literally about paranormal perceptions.

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