Category Archives: Movies

The Lady in the Van

“And what I’ve learned, and maybe she taught me, is that you don’t put yourself into what you write. You find yourself there.” Alan Bennett . This brilliant insight comes from the British playwright, author, actor as he recounts the … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

The iconic New York City Plaza Hotel is up for sale. Built in 1907,  registered as a national historic landmark, the property is valued at $ 560 million. Apartments are currently available, at a range of $1.3 to $39.8 million … Continue reading

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Tomato Sandwich

It’s the perfect summer sandwich, with the simplest of ingredients. Garden-fresh tomatoes, mayo, store-bought white bread. I had the first of many this week. You might be tempted to modify it, toast the bread, add ingredients like cheese, bacon, avocado, … Continue reading

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Breaking Fast

Cold breakfast cereal, gone soggy in milk. It was the family breakfast of choice; convenient, mostly economical, but never appealing. The one exception for me was Grape-Nuts, which contains no grapes or nuts. The name came from Charles William Post, … Continue reading

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Spamalot ???

With the utmost respect for all things Monty Python, this post asks a very different question. Since more than 90 % of the items in my spam folder are attached to one particular post, will the spammers go away if … Continue reading

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Obvious Child

“I’m accustomed to a smooth ride Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost its bite I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more I don’t expect to sleep through the night.” From Obvious Child, a 1990 song … Continue reading

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Stix the Moonshiner

“All these years, I was a laborer trying to be an artist, or a steelworker trying to be an artist. I was an artist.” Ricky Syers. Puppeteer, Artist, Musician, Street Performer.

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