Monthly Archives: June 2022

Overturning Roe

Imagine the outcry if it was the other way arouund. Imagine the reaction if the American president and vice president had referred to a Supreme Court of Canada decision in such a fashion, Canada’s government would have made a formal protest. It would have been a major diplomatic incident.  Feelings run high on all sides of […]

Who Was Louis Wain?

It was the title that first grabbed me: The Elecrical Life of Louis Wain. I’d never heard of Louis Wain before. Supposedly he changed the way we look at cats.  I also chose the film for Benedict Cumberbatch, a talented actor who tends to choose projects unlike the usual Hollywood drivel. What better time than on […]

To Watch, or Not To Watch?

I think Jennifer Lopez has only made one movie. But it is a formula that works for her. So she makes the same flm over and over, just changing the names of the character and slightly altering the plot. Marry Me, which was on of the films I watched on a recent international flight, is […]

Licorice Pizza

It sounds disgusting. For the record, I would never eat a pizza with licorice as a topping.  But I couldn’t resist a coming of age story set in the 1970s. After all, that’s when I came of age. Of course, I didn’t come of age in California. Nor was I a child actor. Which made […]

In-Flight Movies

I don’t remember when I was last in a movie theatre. Three years anyway. That shadowy past we refer to as pre-pandemic. There was no theatre when we lived in Sulzburg. There was one in Mullheim, about 10 km away, but it, I think, only showed films in German. To anything in English you had to go […]

No Rhythm

Trying to get caught up still after being away for a month, and I haven’t found a rhythm for my daily posts here. That will happen soon, I hope. Today just a few smiles with a Monday theme.

Your Sunday Smile

Just A Reminder

Northern Sunrise

Every August I take a picture of the sunrise in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Thsy annual tradition usually involves being on the beach by six a.m. Today’s pictures are a different sunrise, thousands of miles away and an hour earlier, local time in Abu Shineina (or so the weather app on my phone described it) […]

The Oil Crisis

The price of oil regularly fluctuates on the world market. It is at more than $120 a barrel as I write this, up from below zero a couple of years ago. (If you don’t quite understand the math to that, join the club.) People are feeling the pain at the gas pumps. But there is another oil […]