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…

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

I Saw A Film! Pixie Winona with disheveled hair and a little menagerie of lost animals plays a largely unloved kid called Dinky (though, I thought it was Stinky) who has a minor crush on a dullard, falls down a lot and gets no help, and finally imagines she's the daughter of a beloved local…

Catch-22 (1970)

I Saw A Film! Typically, when you watch a film of a book you've devoted to, you're going to be upset by all the triage on some of your favorite characters, scenes, and dialog. It's true of Catch-22 as well. There is so much in the book, much of it a kind of sadistic slap-stick,…

The Couch Trip (1988)

I Saw A Film! I missed this Akyroyd - Grodin comic contest when it came out, in fact, I didn't even know it existed. Which is too bad as it's not bad. The story is all too familiar, a psychiatric patient manages to swindle his way to the top of a chain of professionalism by…

Breakheart Pass (1975)

I Saw A Film! Bronson. A tour de Force of singular machismo, street smarts, and violence. I often wonder if he ever tired of the type-casting, but then, I'm sure any actor who was continually in demand is a not unhappy one. I'll maintain the Not/Un construction as it implies something a bit less than…

A Real American Hero (1978)

I Saw A TV Film! Spiderman for the 70s was Buford Pusser, a no-nonsense rural southern lawman who purportedly fought criminal syndicates with a lump of lumber and serious righteous indignation. By Spiderman I mean that it got relaunched a number of times and had a few sequels that eventually spoiled all the fun of…

Loving Vincent (2017)

I Saw A film! Hey, I don't usually like to review anything current, I feel like it's my job to sort of fill in the blanks with the decades of films that I've missed. But this particular treat, a fully oil-painted film, in the style of Van Gogh himself was a bit too appealing to…

Ginger in the Morning (1974)

I Saw a Film! While it's easy to dismiss the philosophical underpinnings of these sorts of romances, in which a mature fella falls for a youthful maiden half his age, there is something refreshing in the non-judgmental attitude in the story of a pure budding friendship. Our main protagonists meet on a whim, and like…

Painters Painting (1971)

I Saw a Film! While I studied art history in the uni, we didn't much talk about the more modern era. To boot I am a tremendous sucker for artists, or other crafts-people, especially of the creative type (but creativity is part of science as well), talking about process. I can listen to interviews with…

Watch Out, We’re Mad (1974)

I Saw A Film! As a newcomer to the film antics of these two Italian stars equipped with Hollywood style pseudonyms, I was pleasantly surprised that the focus of the very basic, kid-friendly premise. A couple of blue-collar dolts and their desire to own a red dune-buggy. They aren't chasing women. They aren't money-grubbing. They…