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Iron Jean Pages Home Why "Iron Jean"? Seen 'Em: Movie Reviews 'Nuff Read: Book "Reviews" Current Comic Shop Pull List Monday, August 08, 2016 What Did the Cat See? Blackbeard the cat at his post. (7/26/19) The majority of photographs of backyard wildlife posted on my blog are taken from the large windows that surround our kitchen counter. They open into our backyard. so when an interesting critter or bird comes into view--SNAP! I'll do this at many different times of the day, as reflected in the way that the different hues our lawn take son during the course of the day: sometimes appearing neon green when bathed in sun or deep, dark green when the shade dominates. This accounts for the occasional out-of-focus imagery and lens flare, but also for my ability to take pics when thy can't see us observing them. Blackbeard the cat is a constant viewing companion, so much so, that when we are outside working in the garden, he will prowl the windows to see what's going on. Most of what we see taking place among the tomato cages and bird feeders are, in truth, what the cat saw... Catbird and sparrow on tomato cages. (7/29/16) Common Grackles in the grass. (7/29/16) Frazzled Grackle. (7/26/19) American Robin. (7/29/16) Cottontail rabbit with gang of Common Grackles. (7/29/16) Grackle and Cottontail lunching together. (7/29/16) Cottontail in the vegetable garden. (7/29/16) Male Northern Cardinal. (7/29/16) Cautious Cottontail. (7/29/16) Male Northern Cardinal with Common Grackles. (7/29/16) Male Northern Cardinal. (7/29/16) American Robin. (7/29/16) Yakking American Robins. (7/29/16) Cottontail rabbit. (7/29/16) Black-Capped Chickadee on Nyjer feeder. (7/29/16) Posted by Mister Scott at 7:20 AM No comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: backyard, birding, birds, Blackbeard, bunny, cat, garden, gardening, nature, photo, photography, rabbit, summer Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Scoutin' Routes: Phelps 20k The "folk art" official Phelps 20k course map (left) and another made using Four weeks ago, my son, Jack, and I ran the 2016 Utica Boilermaker. I had been coming off a four month layoff from training, so prepared in 2 1/2 weeks with a goal of finishing the race by using a run-walk training plan and strategy for completing the 15k run. In training long runs as well as the race itself, I adhered to a pattern of 3 minutes running followed by 1 minute walking and repeat until completed. Following this approach I did ultimately cross the finish line in 1:26.31 for a mile pace of 9:17. The following Tuesday, Jack and I registered for the Phelps Sauerkraut 20k. For Jack, Saturday's race is just another run building to what will be his first full marathon in mid-September and for me it provides the opportunity for me to both challenge myself and to (briefly) run with my son. To train, I continued running four days a week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), running complete shorter distances Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 miles at a moderate pace, while committing to longer runs (7-10 miles) using a run-walk ratio of 5 minutes to 1 minute. Sundays were for easy 3-4 mile recoveries, often on a treadmill. On "off days" I would walk for 45-60 minutes early in the morning. While not the most rigorous training approach, given a variety of factors (aches, pains, wear-and-tear), I am hopeful it will be enough to put in me the position to finish the 20k in two hours. As a runner, I rely on visualization to help me get through longer races... and for me at 48 with many miles under my belt, 20k is long. So, when possible, I travel to courses in advance of running hem to get a sense as to what to expect. Last week, Jack and I went on a short roadie to Phelps to scout the race route. At that point, the potential challenges became clear: not the course, but the weather conditions. Though it would be unfair to label the terrain as a whole "hilly," there are a few interesting features. In addition to a few manageable rolling hills, there are 2 extreme, short inclines. The primary possible challenge, just as was the case at Utica, will be the weather. The temps in July at the Boilermaker actually turned out to be fairly favorable this year, and the race organizers did a tremendous job having a myriad hydration stations along the course. The Phelps 20k course is also very open, with zero shading from the sunlight during the course of the race. With a start time of 8 a.m., barring a change in weather projections, the entire race will be run in direct (rising) sun, with a strong likelihood of high humidity. Here's what Jack and I saw, with a few caveats: the picture quality is somewhat inconsistent as it is difficult to take shots from a (mostly) moving vehicle through the windshield, and distances noted in the captions are my estimates based on reviewing the maps. Race starts at (roughly) the corner of Main St. and William St., in the image above, the start goes to the left. Other than a quick pass through town, the first 2 miles is fairly flat and open road. At m the 2.5 mile point the course continue straight, though you veer to the left in the "fork" where Rt 96 turns to 13. Flat country roads take you past Midlakes High School on the left. The first turn, at 3.6 miles, comes after a pass through residential Clifton-Springs at the corner of Main St. and Pearl. Continue south, passing through the town of Hopewell, until Pearl ends. To the right is Taylor Rd., but take the sharp turn right onto Waddell Rd. onto... The first incline of the day at almost exactly the 5.5 mile mark. The course flattens again following the ascent and one mile later the course crosses 488 and Waddell becomes Railroad Ave. for less than a quarter mile. Over half way to finish! You'll pass a small-ish water tower on your left and shortly come to the end of Railroad Ave. Turn left at County Road 23 and onto... The second "major" hill of the race, starting exactly at the 7 mile mark. Warning: this one is a long one. At approximately the 7.3 mile mark, take a left onto Wheat Rd. where you'll be for just about 2 miles. Rollin', rollin', rollin'... on Wheat Rd. where you'll come across fields with bales of... wheat. Really beautiful scenery throughout! At Case Rd. take a right. This is nearly the 9 mile mark... it's all downhill from here! Case Rd. At Toll Rd. take a left, where you'll be on this road for a cup-of-coffee; you've made it 9.5 miles, hang in there! Time for a right onto Griffith Rd. Halfway down, just past the intersection with Melvin Hill Rd., you'll hit the 11 mile mark! This left on Fort Hill Rd. means you have less than one mile to go; you can probably hear the cheers! Back into Phelps and a little downhill. Fort Hill Rd will turn into S. Wayne Street as you move into the residential area... You'll take one final left onto Park St. leaving only about 200 meters to go! As you approach the finish on Park St. the gazebo above will appear to the left. The finish is parallel it on the street. At the very least we'll be running through some beautiful, classic, Western New York country. Ideally, the weather on Saturday will be very much like the day we went out to Phelps: overcast. At least in the morning. For the sake of the 50th Phelps Sauerkraut Festival, I hope it's super sunny and pleasant after the race for the remainder of the weekend. Posted by Mister Scott at 9:10 AM No comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: 15k, 20k, family, Jack, road race, run, scouting routes, training, training plan, visualization, walk Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Summer Reading: The Cursed Earth Uncensored Cover to 2000 A.D. Prog 85 by Mick McMahon. Despite Judge Dredd having been part of the comic book culture for the entirety of my collecting life, I've never actually read a comic book featuring the post-apocalyptic law enforcer. Like most, my experience with the character has been limited to the two movie adaptations, the inferior 1995 Judge Dredd starring then-action star Sylvester Stallone and the superior Dredd (2015) featuring Karl Urban. Cover by artist Brian Bolland. Even after two Hollywood movies, Judge Dredd remains a mystery. He remains a unique figure in comic books because, though first appearing in issue #2 of 2000 AD (1977), it is possible to understand his motivations without the necessity of reader awareness of an origin story. Without the understanding that Kal-El is the lone surviving alien of a dead culture sent to Earth or that Bruce Wayne saw his parents murdered, those individuals could not become the heroes they are destined to become. Not so with Dredd. Knowing how Dredd became a judge is completely unnecessary; all that one really need to know about Judge Dredd's motivations is captured in both his job title and catchphrase: "I am the Law!" Last week, I came across an online article that motivated me to pick up a recently published hardcover graphic novel collecting one of Dredd's more popular story lines, The Cursed Earth. Not only does this story arc illustrate the key qualities of its lead character, but it also serves as a legendary historical artifact which, in its entirety, has long been out of circulation. As a result. The Cursed Earth Uncensored, published by 200 A.D., offers insight into what was deemed controversial in the late 1970s, a status achieved here not because of violence, explicit language or sexual content, but due to its potential offense to global corporations. Postergraph by Bolland featuring Dredd and two key Cursed Earth secondary characters, Spikes Harvey Rotten and Tweak. The stories collected therein are credited to writers Pat Mills, John Wagner and Chris Lowder with art provided by Mick McMahon and Brian Bolland. Bolland also drew the original 2000 A.D. covers, each of which is included in a gallery along with some pin-ups, here deemed "Postergraphs". As shared in the Bleeding Cool article which prompted my purchase: "Published in 2000 AD in 1978, The Cursed Earth ... ran into trouble when two episodes – ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’ – featured parodies of Burger King, Ronald McDonald, the Jolly Green Giant, the Michelin Man, and a number of other prominent corporate characters in a raucous and shameless satire of American consumer culture. After concerns of legal action at the time the then publisher IPC decided collections of this classic strip would omit the satirical stories." Until now. Suitably, as a "satire of American consumer culture," the story relies on a timeless American literary trope for structure, the road trip. The narrative context of our hero's journey across the radioactive region of America that separates Mega City One and Mega City Two on the West Coast, the eponymous "Cursed Earth", is Dredd's mission to transport an important vaccine from One to the other. Because the original source of the story, 2000 A.D., is an anthology each of the 25 episodic chapters is only 6-8 pages in length. Only the covers and splash pages are colored, resulting a story visually told in black and white. Among those joining Dredd on his mission of mercy are criminal punk biker Spikes Harvey Rotten and Judge Jack, who are later joined by Tweak, a seemingly unintelligent rock-eater from another planet with a secret. While Dredd is clearly at the center of the story, these three secondary actors each have individual character arcs. The most dynamic of these are the stories of Spikes Harvey Rotton and Tweak, whose fates become intertwined as the crew makes its way across the Cursed Earth. From Chapter 11 written by Pat Mills with art by Mike McMahon. On their journey, Dredd and his crew become embroiled in a series of conflicts with a menagerie of characters. Among these are a pack of post-apocalyptic dinosaurs led by the vicious tyrannosaurus named Satanus, murderous robots ("meks") left over from a bygone age programmed to destroy all Judges, and the aforementioned, controversial Burger Gangs, led by Ronald MacDonald and the Burger King. Through each adventure, Dredd remains steadfast in his goal, but is always willing to deviate in the interest of upholding his guiding principle of law and order. By returning to the core of the character, each of the three writers take advantage of the opportunity to further reinforce the humanity behind the helmet as Dredd often course-corrects his comrades desires to simply move one from the problem. Despite his willingness to violently uphold the law, it is clear that Dredd is a good man who seeks to see the law as he sees it equitably distributed to everyone regardless of their status (or state of mutation). Even more than the controversial chapters that have been returned to their places in this uncensored edition, this character trait that most subtly satirizes the American culture. While the once "lost" battles between Dredd and Colonel Sanders doppelganger Doctor Gribbons, Ronald MacDonald and the Burger King take overt shots at consumerism, the smaller moments better reinforce the point. The value of The Cursed Earth is perhaps clarified on some level through these stories inclusion, but the power of the satire is not necessarily diminished through their priro exclusion. Judge Dredd, The Cursed Earth Uncensored is a beautiful hardcover collection with a new introduction by two of the original writers and a gallery of covers and Postergraphs. While not inexpensive at $35 U.S., it is certainly worth the price for those interested in banned books, post-apocalyptic science-fiction or satire. As an introduction to the world of Judge Dredd, this collection is a strong, effective primer. Posted by Mister Scott at 7:30 AM No comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: 1978, bookshelf, censorship, comic books, graphic novel, icon, reading, sci-fi Friday, July 29, 2016 Reaping Some of What We've Sown Under the hood: celery, kale and Swiss chard. (7/22/16) Things in our vegetable garden have been going very well this summer. This success is due to my wife's strategic watering (despite drought-like conditions) and the use of new garden equipment, including more well-designed tomato cages and a row cover. Last weekend, Anne and I harvested a nice amount of kale and Swiss chard. While I am not a fan of eating copious amounts of either leafy vegetable, I have become more accustomed to eating. In small quantities or as an ingredient both can be made more palatable. Despite my awareness of how each is a "super food," I have yet to acquire a taste for it. I am working on that, though. This summer's backyard garden developments have been rewarding to be a part of. The row cover, and some well-placed bunny repellent, have created perfect growing conditions and kept away cabbage looper caterpillars from eating away at the vegetables. Blackbeard the cat checking out the haul. (7/22/16) Washed and ready to eat. (7/22/16) Sauteed Swiss chard. (7/22/16) Next up: this weekend we are taking the next step by taking on the challenge of wrapping the celery for future harvesting. Posted by Mister Scott at 8:11 PM No comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Anne, backyard, garden, gardening, summer, sustainability, sustainable, vegetables Monday, July 25, 2016 Summer Reading: The Secret History of Wonder Woman Most of my reading of Wonder Woman in comic books has been limited to the her appearances with either the Justice League or Society titles and the John Byrne run of issues (#101-136) from the mid-1990's. Given that DC Comics recently went through a narrative soft-reboot of their comic book universe, Rebirth, I purhcased the first three issues of Wonder Woman as a means of further broaden the number of cape comics on my monthly pull list. While I have a stronger background in the hero and her medium than the average New York Times Bestseller's list reader, I am in no way an expert. Historically, unlike Marvel Comics, DC Comics has not perpetuated the fantasy that every character can be linked back to a single creator (for Marvel, Stan Lee), and DC's lack of a mythic bullpen of recognizable artists and writers can result in a distancing between fanboy, character, and creator. Though not one of it's purposes, The Secret Life of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore helps to fill in a necessary gap: what was the personal and historic context in which an individual created the first popular female superhero? Lepore does dynamic things in presenting and developing her subject, resulting in a novel that is equal parts biography, history text and comic book analysis. There are oodles of excellent reviews of the novel (including Dwight Garner's "Her Past Unchained" from the New York Times and "The Freaky, Fabulous, Feminist 'Secret History' Of Wonder Woman" by NPR's Etelka Lehoczky) that eloquently capture some excellent observations regarding the book's strengths and weaknesses. In most cases, reviewers, like I, recommend The Secret Life of Wonder Woman as a worthy summer read. Even when reading for entertainment purposes, it can be difficult not to occasionally put on my "teacher's hat" while reading. Not surprisingly, this was also the case The Secret Life of Wonder Woman. Reflecting on this analytical angle, in addition to a couple of observations, I've clumsily identified potentially relevant New York State Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy for future exploration: The research on display is both deep and incredibly accessible, even to those with (I suspect) little interest in comics books or women's history. Interestingly, one anecdote Lepore shares (that is also echoed in a Wonder Woman story--Lepore gives multiple examples of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston's art reflecting his life) illustrates this point. One of the many lessons Wonder Woman imparts upon men, and boys, is the untapped potential for finding excitement in the study of history... especially women's history (224). The Secret Life of Wonder Woman is a fine example of making history interesting. In its entirety, The Secret Life of Wonder Woman is an excellent illustration of standard 1 of the Reading Standards for Informational text (RI) at Grade 11 in Key Ideas and Details: "Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text." Reading about and researching topics of greater interest beyond the standard issues-based subjects, might be nice, and this text provides an example of how it can be done in a manner that is engaging. The author objectively presents the lifestyle choices (among them two "wives" and an interest in bondage) made by Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, avoiding the cheap way out by appealing to unnecessary lascivious language. While book reviews for her book seem to emphasize this facet of the story, Lepore highlights these freakier angles on Marston's story in the context of the larger Wonder Woman "origin." The author uses these facts to highlight the reasoning behind some of the creative choices Marston made in developing the character. Lepore's precise use of word choice that is not exploitative woudl be an interesting way to consider standard 4, also in Reading Standards for Informational text (RI) at Grade 11, but in Craft and Structure: #4. "Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used ... specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts." The manner in which Marston's effectively developed and utilized Wonder Woman as his literary voice is explored. It is clear that more than most, writer Marston (and the experiences of he and his family) was Wonder Woman, and that the creator/author had intended to use his character as a vehicle to promote a specific social agenda. A Harvard trained psychologist, and longtime experimenter in social behavior, every aspect of Wonder Woman was crafted through the lens of promoting a specific responses from the reader. When Marston was not the one responsible for writing Wonder Woman her "power" was weakened. There are multiple examples given of how the values and qualities Marston worked to imbue Wonder Woman with are minimized in the hands of other writers. For example, as a member of Justice Society, Wonder Woman is relegated to the role of secretary, not even taken on missions, rather than the social justice warrior Marston envisioned. On multiple levels, this invutes a consideration of writer's craft, or in the language of CCLS RI #6. "Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text." As either an entertaining (and informative) summer read or possible class independent read for high schoolers, The Secret Life of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore is a winner. Posted by Mister Scott at 9:13 AM No comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: bookshelf, comic books, nonfiction, super heroes, Wonder Woman Older Posts Home Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) About This Blog Wannabe bon vivant, bibliophile, jogger, sci-fi consumer, coach, Tolkienite, shutterbug, retrogrouch, teacher, gamer and fanboy: scribblings, notes, reviews, reflections, and photos taken while tramping from place to place, interest to interest... 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