Death of The Lion King

Zimbabewe’s most famous lion, Cecil was killed and poached by an American hunter for $50,000 paid to guides. Cecil’s death makes waves around the world.

Cecil the lion, Zimbabewe’s most famous lion, poached and killed by an American game hunter, who thought he was on a legal safari game hunt – but later, realized he had killed the country’s most famous lion, the “Lion King,” himself, named Cecil.

The death of Cecil has spread among the world like wildfire. The man responsible for Cecil’s death has gown underground and into hiding news reports have stated, since the story broke of Cecil’s death.

The question now – is why? Why did he do it? Why did the guides trespass and lure a famous lion from it’s family and pack? The answers and questions raise a lot of hair and a lot of skeptical eyebrows along the way.

Seeing Cecil roam with family and friends will be a tough one to swallow and the fate of his family along the way.

The Daily Dish

OLD-TYPEWRITER_thumb.pngNo, this isn’t about food, the Food Network or even about food critics or reviews – no critics were hired to appear here on the blog to say.

It’s just the “Daily Dish” of blogging – the normalcy to say. This may be a new week, but the weather under the radar is going to be severe brutality with oven severe heat in the playing field of dreams!

“Yikes!” Not exactly what the doctor ordered to somewhat say – but, who can stop the pending mayhem of weather brutality? Mother Nature of course, but she never answers her phone! Yikes – she’s one busy Mommy!

I know we’re still in the month of July and I’m still thinking, “Christmas in July,” as well. But, it’s good to know that you can think, snow and jingle bells, some six months head of time. But, what does this have to do with my daily dish? Well, I can either vent about the weather getting crummy or I can rant all day about snow and Christmas in July – but, that would be an insane way to do a daily dish.

Dishing it is like cycling the Cascade Mountain bike trails inOakridge, Oregon or riding the Row River Trail in the heart of the Bohemia Mining District in the Willamette Valley’s, Bohemia

Row River Trail map

Mining District near the town of Dorena some eighteen miles southeast of downtown Cottage Grove – once a bustling railroad line between the town of Cottage Grove and Dorena and the Bohemia Mining District.

The 18 mile hiking, biking and multi-use trail under the “rails for trails” program, which uses old abandoned railroad lines a multi-use trails gives recreational folks another mean of leisure and pleasure to unwind after a hectic day at the office or their place of work.

Anne Rule, True Crime Novelist (Photo: KING 5)

So, My Monday Dish is all but random things of thought. Even with the news that True Crime Author Ann Rule, who wrote the novel, “Small Sacrifices,” about Diane Down’s and her children, whom she shot and killed one. Rule penned more than 30 true crime novels and more in her career as a writer, she was 83, her family said.

So, that brings me to a close for my Monday Daily Dish and my final thought’s about fellow writer and author Ann Rule. Ann made a big difference in the genre of true crime writing, she not only wrote 30 best selling novels, but she also wrote more than 1400 articles on criminal cases during her career, which began in 1969, with a brief stint as a police officer for the Seattle Police Department at the age od 21, Rule became the talk of the town and a household name among the fans of true crime.

And she was a frequent expert on the subject and more as many Law Enforcement Agencies often turned to her for experience and expertise, while she presented on the subject at numerous workshops across the country.

Not exactly a dent the genre, but a legacy that was told by one of the greatest true-crime writers in the world and in America. She’ll be missed.

And that’s a wrap on the Daily Dish.

Review: “U.F.O. Yeah!” A Ryan Connolly Film

Filmmaker-Writer-Director Ryan Conolly Photo: Triune Films/Film Riot

Editorial Note:  I wrote this review back in the Spring of 2015, I had done some editing changes to my blog and removed the review pages from the headers above and re-did this post to the main page of the blog.

An Independent Production Company now based in Texas from a recent move from Florida has Film Riot fans brazing for the next three months, as their “Summer Epic Series,” which opened on April 2nd begins their three-month Summer run on their YouTube Channel, Film Riot.

Over the last several months, I have somehow got myself addicted to Film Riot and Triune Films by Ryan Connolly and his crew. Connolly has produced, written and directed numerous Short Films over the last five years – however, I’ve only been seen three of their recently made films and shown on their Film Riot YouTube Channel in their entirety, “Losses,” “Tell,” and “Proximity” – all produced written and directed by Connolly himself, Connolly has established himself as an up and coming Writer, Director and Producer of Short Films.

Connolly and Triune Films and the Film Riot crew will showcase a Filmmaker and their current film projects for an entire month on their YouTube Channel, including some behind the scenes footage and outtakes while making of their current Short Film.

Connolly’s current project – “U.F.Oh yeah!,” casts  Josh Connolly, Ryan’s younger brother as a UFO/Paranormal investigator looking for some serious business in discovering the truth behind the realities of UFO’s,  while researching a recent UFO sighting, Connolly’s character is than paid an extreme visit from a real UFO and ultimately pays the price, of his “rags to riches” Close Encounter with an unsuspecting Unidentified Flying Object hovering outside his cabin, while he research for evidence of aliens and UFO’s only to get paid an unsuspecting visit by a flying saucer outside of his cabin, Connolly gives a superb performs in his current starring role, while under the direction of his brother Ryan.

Connolly is a natural-born actor with no real acting experience, but his skills have improved since his many of his acting sketches on his brother’s Film Riot Internet Show has gotten him noticed by fans of the channel for his superb performances in some of the skits that are performed on the show and as an actor as a whole.

Triune Films has grown in popularity with Film Riot’s fan base over the last five years and they continue to deliver the quality in their weekly Film Riot Monday and Film Riot Thursday shows on the YouTube Channel.

What should I write? Sharks in a pool?

coffee2_thumb.jpgMy mind does all the wondering. My fingers do all the typing. My brain does all the thinking – and finally, my mouth stay’s shut with duct tape and I’m totally mute on whatever I say through my brainwaves as I sit and write simple content for this blog.

But, I’m still thinking about what I should write about each and everyday? – but, on some day’s, it’s a dull moment in the bathtub while trying to pry out some fresh ideas to ponder and to play with while in the mix of writing, scripting and getting entangled in everyday life.  Perhaps, I should’ve gone fishing? Shrugging my shoulders upward, I’m thinking why not? There’s not pond or lake nearby, so, why not stock a fully loaded thirty-five thousand gallon swimming pool with the opposite of “Sci-Fi Channel’s” version of “Sharknado!”

Even though, it’s a mild summer like day in the office where the weather is pleasantly nice and mild, but I’m hoping the weather goonies will hold off the pending Summer heat until next Summer and bring on an early fall – “nope, it’s not gonna happen has they say!” Oh well…!

But, is it really about Sharknado’s in the pool or is it really about trying to find something to write and blog about that hasn’t kept me at bay of scripting my next short film script or other writing projects? All in all, there is always something to write about, you just need to find before you start penning the project together and more.

Now with that said, “what this about sharks in the pool?”