Category Archives: Movies & TV

Stephen King’s 11/22/63

When I tell people I’m reading a Stephen King novel, many are surprised. Really? Isn’t he all horror? The skeptics ask. Not all his books. And over the years, I’ve managed to read quite a few that capture the imagination, … Continue reading

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Future Travel: Outer Space

“Sometimes I wish we still used typewriters,” my mother said recently, expressing her frustration with her computer and passwords. I was trying to post her latest blog and couldn’t get into her site, no matter how many times we changed … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Opera… in HD

When my mother drove my siblings and me to our various lessons and appointments after school, she’d have the car radio tuned to the classical station. (There was only one.) Often, we’d listen to opera, and she would sing along. … Continue reading

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50 Things We’re Grateful For: Bloggers Unite!

My friend Dawn Quyle Landau  invited me to join in this “blog party,” where we write what we’re grateful for. The rules required we set a timer for 10 minutes and then write, and were allowed a little time for … Continue reading

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Cary, Anthony, & Alice: More Books

Summer’s nearly over. Here’s a few titles to carry you through Labor Day. Princess Bride fans take note. Cary Elwes, the actor who played Wesley, has written a memoir about the making of the 1987 movie, based on the 1973 … Continue reading

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Celebrating “Boyhood”

Childhood, as everyone who’s been through it knows, isn’t always fun. Growing up is hard to do and parents can be real jerks some times. Then we become parents ourselves and realize our parents did their best, as we hope … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad: Not Toys for Kids

We’re only a few episodes away from completing watching Breaking Bad, the AMC series that ran for five seasons from January, 2008 to September, 2013. We had tried one episode ages ago and quickly dismissed it as not for us:  violence … Continue reading

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