My Mushroom Ebook – GET IT HERE!

Also some of you know I am a wild mushroom aficionado and I put together a book of my photos and IDs and a bit of knowledge. It's in PDF format so basically good for the majority of devices. The book is arranged mostly alphabetically for the species, but sections are arranged mainly by ease…

self published

I put together a couple of short books. One a collection of some of my short stories, and another that is basically one novella. They are sometimes sexy, so don't be offended. I'm going for humor and amusement mostly, but some of the stuff is also a little touching. Feels. Get it? Enjoy! https://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Next-Time-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B087934TZM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=Geoff+balme+elsewhere+next+time&qid=1590441430&sr=8-1-fkmr0 https://www.amazon.com/No-Hard-Feelings-Geoffrey-Balme-ebook/dp/B0871S18CW/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1590441502&refinements=p_27%3AGeoffrey+Balme&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Geoffrey+Balme…

This May Be For You

Postulate: A great many films have been made.Postulate: Most of these films I have not yet seen.Conclusion: I will watch some of these missed gems and give my thoughts.Result: Amusement and perhaps something of a guide to these artworks of our entertainment industry. There may be some other thoughts that bubble out amidst the film…

Light Sleeper (1992)

I Saw A Film! Willem DaFoe is a kind of high end drug dealer who writes compelling prose and wanders around with overwrought Michael Been music playing. It's a bit like Taxi Driver but much less menacing. DaFoe's character Tour is considering getting out of the game as Sarandon's character is considering getting out and…

52 Pick-up (1986)

I Saw A Film! Roy Scheider gets to reprise his action clout in this stodgy blackmail turned revenge story in which a well off - I forget what his job was -, married to a politician, is caught with a young prostitute on tape and pressured to pay the bold jackasses who present him the…

Fairfax (2021)

I Saw an Animation Series! A spoof of early teen, instantaneous and disposable commercial culture. The only things that survive are the relationships between the kids who obsess over the inconsequential products directed at them. Ironically they know nothing of the images or celebrities who are being processed as their culture, but they can't control…

Class (1983)

I Saw A Film! The notion that somehow a dorky, verdant Andy McCarthy, freshly enrolled in a teen prep school, his glistening wet baby gaze, could somehow captivate the love energy of Jacqueline Bisset, is one of those common film mistakes that somehow is imagined Playboy fodder. But who is it intended for? About mid-way…

How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

I Saw A Film! Three desperate housewives, a popular theme, undertake a scheme to get their hands on money, what else? What's good about this potentially unwashed pile of laundry is that the individual circumstances are actually diverse and amusingly believable. One has a husband who needs to prove he gave the wife a loan,…

Topkapi (1964)

I Saw A Film! Here's the film from which they lifted the iconic Tom Cruise dangling from a rope stealing precious stuff in a vault for the Mission Impossible reboot. This elderly film, I daresay is actually more fun, more stylish and definitely more refined than any similar, too serious and too deadly, modern take…

Thunder Road (1958)

I Saw A Film! Another great old movie in need of remastering for high definition. Mitchum is in top droopy-eyed form as a whiskey runner, probably the film industry's most sympathetic criminal organization, next to prostitution, moonshine runner. I've known a few of the old timers myself. The film features a Mitchum penned tune about…

Dune (2021)

I Saw A Film! Few films have I awaited, let alone with some excitement. It's a shame later Herbert books will probably never see film versions, and as we buy our HBOMAX memberships just to watch this first half of Dune (Yes, it's not the whole story, and breaks off at an inauspicious moment for…

Teen Wolf (1985)

I Saw A Film! A movie about a baby Michael J Fox who inherits his wolfishness from family, spins it into success with the ladies and in his chosen sports of basketball, and dancing on the roof of vans in traffic, and then chooses to somehow reject his wolfy side in favor of not needing…

The Hunter (1980)

I Saw A Film! The legendary McQueen plays a well known bounty hunter in this no frills story about catching rednecks and other louts for the cash reward. McQueen chases dynamite throwing weirdos with a combine, he gets into a difficult hand-to-hand with a massive oaf, and is himself pursued, or his wife rather, by…