Film: Midnight in Paris — An Instant Classic

Okay, I resisted going to the new Woody Allen movie. A lot of you did the same. Every weekend I need to be convinced to go to the movies. This wooing has to be...

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9/11 2011

In Memoriam… Figaro following us around the shed… Figaro 1999-2010 Lucille always willing to get wet… Lucille 1995-2008 Myrtle, part Irish Setter/German shepherd, a graceful mutt… Myrtle 1992-2008 The Girls quick to strike...

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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman — A Recommendation

With all the start-ups out there, I think this is a time like the Renaissance. Not just one person doing great work, but so many feeding off one another. If you lived then,...

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DVD: The Hours — Rediscover a Modern Classic Film

This morning finds me working in two separate directions. My mind is split between two endeavors, and a third hovers behind these, just waiting to take over. So many walks, alone, or with...

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eBook: Mile 81 by Stephen King

  So, as most people in the known literary and popular culture universe know, Stephen King published an original eStory, Mile 81, today. Even though there are no deer in the story, I...

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Mice by Gordon Reece — A Book Recommendation

My mum and I lived in a cottage about half an hour outside town.             So begins Gordon Reece’s first suspense novel, and new release, Mice. Shelley and...

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes — A Film Recommendation

Another great summer movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes out of nowhere and starts people talking about meddling with nature, Tom Felton, that meanie Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter...

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Hanna — An Instant Classic Film

I love movies almost as much as I love books, and when a great book is made into a film, all the better, even if these adaptations rarely elevate the material, with a...

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Neighborhood Watch By Cammie McGovern — A Recommendation

This week I decided to reread a couple older books along with my pop culture book pick of the moment, Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern. This page-turner, a meditative glimpse of a suburban...

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The Pointe Restaurant — A Dining Recommendation

Here is the second half of my Wickaninnish Inn experience . . . Covering The Wick’s restaurant, The Pointe, which has the knockout view . . . The Pointe Restaurant overlooks the ocean...

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