The purpose of this blog is to have a little fun. It is NOT to start arguments. I don't profess to be an expert on Sci-fi, nor do I aspire to become an expert. You are welcome to comment on any and all content you find here. If my opinion differs from yours, as far as I am concerned, it's all okay. I will never say that you are wrong because you disagree with me, and I expect the same from those that comment here. Also, my audience on the blog will include some young people. Please govern your language when posting comments.

Posts will hopefully be regular based on the movies I see, the television shows I watch, and the books I read as well as what ever strikes me as noteworthy.

Spoilers will appear here and are welcome.

About Me

Greetings everyone, and welcome to my blog...

So, who is Jim Arrowood?

Well, I'm not anyone special, really.  I am just your average person who happens to be a Science Fiction fan that enjoys mostly space opera.

So why the blog?

That answer to that one is simple; while I was working on my masters degree, taking the majority of the classes on line, I was required to do a lot of writing.  When I finished the degree, believe it or not, I missed the writing.  Sounds strange, doesn't it?  Missing writing?

Anyway, the purpose for the blog was to write about Sci-fi stuff that I had opinions on and such.  It has pretty much turned into a movie/book review blog.  Hopefully, at some point, it will become more.

Here's the about me part...

I was born in San Francisco in 1957.  There were two things that my dad enjoyed and exposed me to at a very young age; television westerns and NASA rocket launches.  He also enjoyed Sci-fi in the form of movies on television, and the occasional television show.  Mostly what I remember is Twilight Zone and black & white movies.  As I grew, I discovered Star Trek and have been a lifelong Trekkie/Trekker.  Since then, I have tried to see everything I can.

I got into reading early, thanks to my mom, who would read to my brothers and I on a nightly basis.  My dad never encouraged reading though, so thank you mom.

I will spare you the details of many years of various experiences and so on.

Currently, I am married to Diane, my wife now since 2003, and we have a daughter, Chrissy who will soon be turning thirteen.  I am raising Chrissy right instilling an interest in Science Fiction, and real science.  We reside in Kearney, Nebraska.  I also have two grown up offspring, Jamie and Benjamin from a previous marriage.

My day job is K-12 Vocal/Instrumental Music Instructor at Kenesaw Public School, about a 30 minute drive from my home.  I have been teaching there for the past 15 years, and it is my intention to retire from there sometime in the future.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Sci-fi movies and television and reading books. Along with Jim's SciFi Blog, I am also involved with two podcasting projects that I very much enjoy.  I am also a frequent contributor to other podcasts and have been invited to guest write for other blogs from time to time.  I also enjoy playing board games, especially Star Trek Catan, and Star Trek Scene It.  I have also begun to enjoy playing tebletop miniature games, in particular, Star Wars X-Wing and Star Trek: Attack Wing.

I have also recently started a new hobby. Through The Mail Autograph Collecting has become my latest passion and I am having some success with it.

There are many things I would like to accomplish in the future.  So here is my SciFi Bucket List (in no particular order)...

Visit Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Visit Johnson NASA Headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Go to a really great SciFi convention.  Shore Leave or Balticon would be nice.
Meet my Social Media friends in person.
Have lunch with Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff.  Just Lunch, really. I am happily married.
Meet all of the main cast of all of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, etc.
Send my daughter to Space Camp.
There's more, and I will expand on this as things come to mind.

I am quite active on Facebook and Twitter, and sometimes on Google+.  I have very few friends that have the same interests as I do that I know in person, and very much enjoy the interaction with my social media friends, and yes, I do consider them real friends even though I have never met many of them face to face.

If you are a Scifi fan and would like to friend me, or follow me, or whatever feel free on...

Facebook: Jim Arrowood
Twitter: @JimArrowood2
Google+ Jim Arrowood

I am also on LinkedIn.

I do not, as a rule, discuss work, politics, philosophical points of view, or my personal opinions in public forums.  I try to keep it positive and upbeat; the world is depressing enough without me adding my own whining to it. I think I am pretty easy to get along with.

I just ask that you NOT send me any invites to play any of those silly games.  Also, please don't try to sell me any diet pills, hair restoration products, or anything else; it will just get you blocked or reported as spam.

My Podcasts...

The Babylon Project Podcast
The Dune Saga Podcast

Beyond that, I hope you enjoy my blog and feel free to comment whenever the mood strikes you.

Well, there it is...