It’s right there in the title. If you only stop by here to talk travel, this post probably isn’t for you.
When I first started this blog back in 2008 (wow, one month short of 9 years!) I wrote about whatever I wanted to. That very first post was about sports and kind of about travel. I wrote about sports, travel, politics. Like I said, whatever I wanted to.
My friend and fellow blogger Gary Leff gave me a good piece of advice back then. I don’t recall exactly when we had that conversation but the message still sits with me. Focus on one thing. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past 6 years or so. But, every once in a while I go off the reservation.
At a young age I grew to really enjoy the writing of Stephen King. I can remember being at the local bookstore (Lighthouse Books in Rye, NY) the day any of his new releases came out. The Dark Tower is a series of 7 books that King wrote over the span of more than 20 years. I was surprised to see that the first one was published in 1982. I don’t recall picking it up then, I would have been too young. But, I’m almost certain I read it before part 2 came out in 1987.
I remember a time when King wrote that he thought he might never finish the Dark Tower series. Given that it took him over 2 decades, it’s not such a far-fetched notion.
While I loved a new Stephen King book, I lived for an announcement of a new Dark Tower book. Heck of a thing when the gap between books was sometimes 5 or 6 years. That’s why I was really looking forward to the Dark Tower movie released last week.
That Trip To The Tower Didn’t Work Out Quite The Way I Wanted
The movie is supposed to be a sequel of sorts, a continuation of the books. There’s a gunslinger, a boy and a man in black. Oh, and a tower. A black one, just like in the books. That’s about where the resemblance ends.
As a guy who spent 20 years enjoying the Dark Tower series (and re-reading the books) I wanted to like this last chapter. At best, I’ll hope to forget it.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion on travel.
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