A difficult day for reasons I’ll not elaborate on in this blog entry.  Suffice it to say, however, that days like these make you stop and think about not only what you’ve done with your life, but what remains to be done.


  • Buy a place in Tokyo and spend more time visiting and exploring the country.
  • Take a tour of the southern U.S.  Hit Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans.
  • Spend a couple of weeks in Tuscany.
  • Attend one Worldcon and finally meet many of the authors whose work I’ve enjoyed the years.
  • Create and produce at least one more dear-to-me sci-fi series.
  • Produce, at the very least, a Dark Matter miniseries to give the series closure.
  • Get the band back together and join them for at least one season of a new Stargate series.
  • Rescue a whole bunch of senior pugs.

I reserve the right to revise and amend this list.

So, what’s on YOUR bucket list?

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I’m sorry to hear that it was a trying day, Joe. I hope everything is okay.

I’ll have to think about what my bucket list is – I’ve done a number of the things travel wise that I’ve always wanted to do. There’s always something more I suppose.


Are you ok? : /


I hope you get to finish out that list, it’s a pretty good one. I’d love to do all those things, except the southern U.S. bit since that’s where I live, grew up, and mostly see.

My bucket list really only has one item & I’ve wanted this for as long as I can remember:
-Go to space.

Simple, right?

Kathy Constantine
Kathy Constantine

Move to an island, grow my own food, and just be. To be honest, that’s how I want to live out my final part of life. But if I died tomorrow, I’d regret nothing about what I never got to see, won’t miss places I’ve never been to, and would be fine with where I’ve been and what I’ve done.

Line Noise
Line Noise

Hope everything is OK, Joe. And if not OK then at least bearable. Your extended blog family is thinking of you.

My bucket list includes:

Living in a non-English speaking country for a year. Maybe the south of France or similar.
Start a successful tech company – time is running out for this one!
Perfect my Neapolitan pizza recipe – my new wood fired pizza oven is the next step in that process.
Work on a big budget, box office smash film – Done!
Sail around the north of Australia for 6 months on a yacht


get back to work; that hope is what has kept me sane. With work I hope to get back to Thailand, maybe get a place there as my presents is wanted be

Mark Bunbury
Mark Bunbury

Ensuring you give closure to Dark Matter fans & viewing & reading syfy & Horror series & books !!!


I have to think some about my bucket list, but I like yours (for you, that is). It’s not an easy one, but it’s a worthy one – and love to see how you revise and hopefully embower and attain it.


Are you and your family (dogs included), friends okay? Because really, nothing else is that important.

Michael André Duvic

“Mama said there’d be days like this..”

Sorry about the crappy day.

On the flip side – PUGS!!!

By the way, I’m from New Orleans! It’s a messy, messy beautiful and tragic town.

Michael Duvic


Sorry Joe for whatever ‘hit’ you today. We’re always here for you and Akemi, in every way.

Bucket list to follow (just started work! 😂)

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

I’m sorry for your troubles. That’s a nice bucket list. I especially agree with buying a place in Japan. How difficult is it for the dogs to fly over?

My bucket list is to enjoy life. Retire at or around a beach. To appreciate my friends because they could be gone in an instant. Oh, and get off my butt and buy a lottery ticket in Memphis (might delegate my son into that-he works there).

Sandy Pahl
Sandy Pahl

Fantastic bucket list you have there Sir. I hope you achieve all remaining items, and that more get added.

I’ve been lucky enough to tick a heck of a lot of items off my own bucket list, so I keep adding. Most of my current ones involve travel.

1) Visit Costa Rica – going there this Saturday smile
2) See the northern lights
3) White water raft through the Grand Canyon
4) Fall in love with a rescue dog and retire to Wales
5) Win the lottery so I can do all my bucket list items sooner rather than later smile


I’ll pretend i have great health and a fair amount of money:)
* Go backpacking in Japan, experience the city life of Tokyo but get lost in the countryside, trying to find old shrines.
* Buy a house which is perfectly situated between the borders of North Italy and Switzerland, preferably with a stream flowing by for some fishing.
*Swim with Dolphins
* Go on holiday, anywhere, with Karl Pilkington & try to survive without telling him to cheer up
*Have a boxing match with a Kangaroo
* Go skydiving, wing-walking, bungee jumping and white water rafting
*Visit Canada to see for myself what real maple syrup is like, and to discover if it really is one of the friendliest places in the world
* Meet and get an autograph(not a selfie (>.<) from Bruce Campbell, Kevin Sorbo, Joe Mallozzi,Pat Rothfuss, Trudi Canavan, Stefanie Sun, cast of Downtown/Gaki No Tsukai
* See a huge list of bands LIVE, especially Meat Loaf, BabyMetal, Iron Maiden & Michael Buble
* Meet Neil degrasse Tyson & have a conversation about space
* Become a blacksmith & turn it into a profession


Well that sucks! May your today be better!

My bucket list:
– Open a fully funded dog rescue. This would require me winning the lottery.
– Win the lottery.
– Spend a week in Ireland
– Spend a week in London
– Spend two weeks in the Maldives
– Move to pretty much anywhere but New Jersey

James Gamble
James Gamble

I’m not sure there’s still much on my todo list.
Fame and fortune would be nice, but … meh, whatever wink
I have one giant magnum-opus game that I haven’t yet made, which I’ve been putting off for over a decade. One day I’ll attempt that, but if I’m honest, that’s just a game that I’d want for myself, and I’m not sure anyone else would play it.




Gosh, you sound like you’ve had a bad day. Like someone said below, I hope your family and friends are okay.

As far as bucket lists, I have 3 pages, single-spaced. Here is a sampling of ones I haven’t done yet; I’ve crossed off many over the years though because I achieved them, like “become a business owner.”

Actually SEE a comet with my own eyes.
Actually SEE a meteor storm with my own eyes.
Attend a presidential inauguration.
Be a mentor to someone.
Be an extra in a TV show or movie.
Be in a music video
Be part of a flash mob (dancing).
Buy farmland, open a golden retriever ranch (Golden Nuggets) where we train service dogs for people with disabilities and/or soldiers.
Celebrate my birthday in Ireland (St. Patrick’s Day)
Conquer my fear of singing again in a public venue.
Cure Patrick’s autism.
Dress like a goth rocker for just one day.
Drive a boat again.
Drive around on an electric motorcycle.
Find the PERFECT cup of hot cocoa; if not, create it myself.
Find the star in the sky that now has my name.
Fly a helicopter.
Get back to pre-wedding weight
Go back to Vancouver; buy a second home there.
Go on a 48-state trip and visit with every single person I know.
Go through a Stargate (okay, probably not real but do you know how COOL that would be!?)
Go to a sweat lodge.
Go to Alaska
Go to Australia
Go to college.
Go to Dragon*Con in Atlanta.
Go to Hawaii
Go to New Zealand (Tour Lord of the Rings/Hobbit filming sites)
Go to San Diego Comic Con
Go to the George Brown Observatory.
Go to Wickiannish Inn in Tolfino, Canada (PROBABLY NEXT YEAR!!)
Graduate college.
Grow something from seeds.
If being a college graduate is not possible, have a graduation ceremony since I missed my high school one.
Join the Peace Corps.(probably not realistic anymore)
Learn 2 more (dissimilar) languages — like German, Russian, or Mandarin.
Learn to fly and pilot the plane myself.
Learn to ice skate backwards.
Learn to mush.
Learn to play the flute (got the flute, need the time).
Learn to play the violin.
Make a difference.
Meet every star of Babylon 5 who are still living (almost there–Jerry Doyle was a no show)
Meet every star of Battlestar Galactica.
Meet every star of Stargate.
Publish my book.
Re-learn French and Latin.
Renew our wedding vows
Ride a horse again.
Ride an elephant.
See the Northern Lights.
Sit in a cave, don’t go batshit crazy.
Sit in a pile of 12 golden retriever puppies and try not to pee my pants.
Stay at least 24 hours on each continent (and to the Arctic first before it isn’t there anymore)
Swim with dolphins in the wild (can be accomplished during Hawaii trip–Rob can arrange that)
Take a flight from SpaceX that puts me into orbit.
Take dancing lessons.
Take more sign language classes.
Thank people who have made a difference in my life.
Trace my family tree back to the 1700’s.
Visit an Indian reservation and experience their culture.
Visit my father’s grave
Visit my grandmother’s grave
Visit my mother’s grave
Walk across a country
Walk in a 5K (then run, then bike, then swim, then mini-triathlon baby)
When I die, have my ashes sent to Mars.
White water rafting.
Write a book.
Zip lining

We are such stuff as dreams are made on

So sorry to hear about the difficulties.
Seems so seldom ever easy or fair, being human, eh?
Sending warmest gentle hugs
and fresh chocolate chip cookie thoughts your way.

My Bucket list:
After, I’ve crossed off,
“win the lottery”
from the list, tonight …

I’ve always been fascinated with architecture.
Large, multi level, lush evergreen forest, tree houses,
some with their staircases constructed directly inside the hollowed trunks
of ridiculously giant trees,
are at the top of my favs list.
Second only to my lifelong enchantment with
grand castles, palaces, moat fortified manor houses,
and monasteries built in medieval times.

That there are some grand ones from the 15th-16th century,
still standing and occupied by the same family line,
I often daydream of journeying across the Scottish Highlands,
then across Ireland, then finally over to France and Spain
to experience the secrets of each their individual construction
and hidden within their walls.

I’d then bring home everything I learned from these old,
built to last, master class teachers,
to build my own moat & giant wall fortified castle and private, self sustaining, village,
discretely nestled somewhere in the 14,000 ft mountains of Colorado,
on approximately 100 acres of natural forest land.
(Think hidden rooms and passageways. And incredible gardens
with tall hedge wall created mazes to get lost in).
At Christmas time I would host a royal dinner party, for everyone in the village,
in grand castle, style.
Then afterwards we can burn off the calories of our magnificent feast
ice skating on my frozen moat
and decorating the 50 ft high tree in the castles main courtyard.

The other thing I’ve had a lifelong deep enchantment with is auroral storms.
Although I have been most fortunate, in my lifetime,
to experience the magic of the northern lights
and the dance of many active storms,
it has always been within the U.S. (lower latitude).
Thus, a month long trip, during solar max, to somewhere such as Norway or Iceland,
is definitely on my bucket list.



I’m sorry your day was lousy Joe. Your blog friends are here for you! Thinking positive thoughts.

I can’t say I place much effort into any bucket list as I am likely to not follow it at all.
However, in the spirit of joining in…
1) I would like to remain mentally intact and financially stable so I can eventually retire
2) I really want to relocate my home outside of New Jersey (destination not chosen), but not NY as I originate from there
3) I want to live long enough to witness (a) the great reveal of aliens among us (or their arrival) or (b) a successful manned mission to Mars.
4) A Stargate TV or film reboot based on canon

See, not much there, but all very important to me.
=^-^= =^-^=


I love International House Hunters because, so for me it would be to live in Paris, I had the offer years ago but that boss would have been a nightmare. Yes, so bad that I turned down the offer of living steps from the Seine. My main bucket list is Alaska, which was on my mother’s bucket list. I suspect she really wanted to go to sell me off to a lonely Alaskan wood farmer. I got into Patrick Stewart’s DragonCon panel years ago, and the Stargate, Deep Space 9 and Battlestar panels all in the same week so I have depleted my bucket list.

Margaret Clayton

My bucket list got wiped clean when my husband died, mostly. But until now, my life has BEEN other people’s bucket lists. I’ve lived in Hawaii, and Diego Garcia, 12 years in Japan, a year in Shiraz, seen Persepolis, the Berlin Wall when it was real and scary, Dad took us meandering around Europe when he retired from the Navy, so I’ve been to all the big destinations. Disneylands, so many national parks, Harley rides, Burning Man, concerts at Budokan. Mexico, Victoria, and more. Climbed Mt. Fuji twice. Kamakura more times than I can count, and Nikko several times. Got married in Vegas ad went to a topless revue that evening. Dali sculptures seawalk in Mirabella, plus Alhambra, Gibraltar, Rhonda. Stonehenge. Williamsburg. Mt. Rushmore. There’s much more. I have been very lucky.

First, get through this first year or two, because this level of grief is crippling.


A European river cruise. Maybe the Danube, maybe the Norse fjords. Maybe both.

Get a VIP ticket to the Salt Lake “Fan X” which was formerly known as SLCC, and do up everything right. I’d go in my wheelchair and con people in to pushing me around.

Maybe go to Fiji. That sounds nice.

Haven’t been to Australia, so maybe that. I have friends there.

Haifa, to meet dear friends I have never met in the flesh.

Boston and New York for the museums.

I think I’d like to see Petra.

I would not object to a trip to Lisbon. Or weird islands in the Atlantic. I’ve set foot in the Azores, but just for a layover on a flight.

Scotland, perhaps. Larry had great stories about his port calls there.

Next year, I have three trips booked which I need to take or lose money. Cancun, and Islands of Loreto, and Kona, Hawaii. Been to all those places before, but never alone. I can sit on the beach, drink, and cry beautifully.


I also would like to amend my list to add… if I win Mega Millions tonight (even sharing with others), I shall:
a – quit my job immediately,
b – see an attorney to bank the cash payout, to use to
c – help my nearest family out of debt, then
d – open a cat rescue sanctuary to care for and safely shelter felines in need (NOT located in NJ)

Whew! Everyone hope I win because I sincerely mean to carry out the above once I get a load of cash.
P.S. I really enjoyed reading everyone else’s lists, so interesting!


I’ve had dream-plans but never put them down in words before, so here we go.
This is my bucket list

Visit Machu Picchu
Learn to drive an articulated lorry, a rally car and ride a horse
Re introduce Archery at the school I work part time
Complete the restoration at the C17th garden I work in
To catch a glimpse of a blue whale, narwhal and grey whale (amongst others!)
Take up drawing/sketching again
Move down to the West Country so I can walk the cliffs and shores, wind blowing through my hair, with my pup Puddle at my side

I too am lucky enough to be able to say I’m in a good place at the moment. If the list up there doesn’t get ticked off, well, it’s always good to have dreams.

Mark Wright

Sounds like a plan to me. Sadly it don’t think a new Stargate series will be on the table for a while. Especially with their new ‘origins’ series… which made my eyeballs recede into my head and my head recede into my body. Seriously awful. I especially like the ‘Visit southern states’ and ‘Rescue senior pugs’ part!