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Inadvertent Austen Kick

I recently went on an inadvertent Austen kick. There are so many movies about Jane Austen and her novels these days. Just looking through the small selection of movies at the library, I stumbled upon several of them. They seemed … Continue reading

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About a Girl

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Grade: B+ Girl With a Pearl Earring is a fictionalized account of how the famous Vermeer painting of the same name came to be. The Girl is a young Protestant woman named … Continue reading

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My Honey, the Ghostbuster

I watched my Faithful Reader remove leaves from our driveway last week using a leaf blower. It was amazing, like Moses parting the Red Sea. But, with the hose in his hand and the pack on his back, he looked … Continue reading

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Movie Highlight

I just watched the end of Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, a classic movie in which Santa Claus says, “I oughta be able to get you to Father Time in a few bongs!” Santa, you do enough bongs and you can … Continue reading

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My Memorial Day Week

On Sunday, we went to my aunt and uncle’s for a barbecue. It was a beautiful day and the baby birds, eager to see it, were peeking out of the birdhouse. I found out that one of my cousins is … Continue reading

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Sad News

I don’t get excited about celebrity gossip. I couldn’t care less about Britney Spears or Angelina Jolie or Beyonce, all of whom have been mentioned in the news recently. But I am sad to hear that Charlton Heston died Saturday. … Continue reading

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Persuaded to Watch a Movie

On Saturday I watched the movie version of Persuasion (1995) starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. It was highly rated, so I thought it would be the best of the available adaptations to watch. On the positive side, it showed … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art

I must be living in the Monty Python scene where they bring out the dead and one of them says, “But I’m not dead yet!” That’s me. I’m still not dead. In spite of all my efforts to be dead, … Continue reading

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Sunday Slacker

Really, I’m not a slacker. It was just a busy Sunday. My Faithful Reader and I went to Brimfield for the antique fair and to hang out with K—, who happened to be in the area. We had lunch at … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety

We went to the movie theater Wednesday night to see “Transformers.” It was sold out, so we bought tickets for the next showing. We should have taken a hint from the earlier sold-out show, but we thought we had time … Continue reading

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