Dream Casting ‘The Silmarillion’

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Amazon is going to develop a Lord of the Rings television series. There are no details yet, but my fervent wish is for it to be an adaptation of ‘The Silmarillion’, the history… Continue reading

Singing Together Apart

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When our family gets together, there’s always some singing involved. But since that hasn’t happened in over a year, my sister had the idea for us to start “recording” our favorite songs so… Continue reading

March Madness: The Best (and Worst) of Little Women

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I’ve watched every movie adaptation of Little Women I could get my hands on. I like some more than others, and I have my favorite actors, so I came up with this list of… Continue reading

“That I Would Be Good” – Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette released her album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie three years after the groundbreaking Jagged Little Pill. And though I bought the album and liked the songs well enough, it didn’t quite hit me… Continue reading

Kaffee und Kuchen in Vienna

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I only had one thing on my must-do list when I visited Vienna – I wanted to have kaffee und kuchen in a nice shop. This is thanks to my childhood obsession with… Continue reading

My 2020, Wrapped: My Life In Music

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This was the year that Spotify finally synced up with real life. Here’s how my 2020 shaped up.     I regularly post about my undying love for U2 here, so like a… Continue reading

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

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I love Christmas music so much that I started out this list and thought I would only list ten songs, but I ended up with fifteen. I’m the type that makes different playlists… Continue reading

Christmas Carol Cartoons!

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I took another tumble down the YouTube rabbit hole recently where I discovered these wonderful videos from the folks at Fantoon Studios. What could be more fun than watching animated renderings of classic… Continue reading

One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK — ideas.ted.com

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“I’m all right, right now.” Happy October! I tend to feel suspicious when I feel happy or upbeat. I’m always aware when I feel exhausted, depressed or blue, but rarely am I aware… Continue reading

My Dad’s Favorite Classic Hollywood Actors

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I asked my mom some time ago to enumerate her favorite actors, and not long afterward I also asked my dad. He came up with an interesting list – some choices are no-brainers… Continue reading

Hello…

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I’ve been away for a while. It’s not only because of the quarantine. Here’s what happened. There was a major shake-up at work in January. I can’t really talk about it, but it… Continue reading

My 2019, Wrapped: I am Genre-Fluid

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It’s a little late, but here it is – my 2019 in music!   Seasons in Music     Last year I really got into the standards, especially Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and… Continue reading

I hate writing…

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    I hate writing, I love having written. – Dorothy Parker     And isn’t that the truth sometimes? Sometimes it’s so difficult to make sense of the jumble of ideas in… Continue reading

At the moment…

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TV: I’m loving Encore! It’s a show where theater kids go back to school after 20 years or so and remount their high school musical production. So far the episodes have featured casts reuniting… Continue reading

Food Trip in Singapore

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It was only supposed to be a music weekend devoted to U2 concerts, but somehow my trip to Singapore also turned into a food trip where every meal (or almost) was delectable. Dinner… Continue reading

The Jane Austen Project is Finally Complete!

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I finally did it, and I think I deserve a pat on the back – I finished Northanger Abbey! I started my Jane Austen Project four years ago (!), when I planned to… Continue reading

[REBLOG] Jane Eyre, as told through Internet Memes | The Bibliofile

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  I love Jane Eyre and I love memes.   And this, my friends, is pure gold!   Jane Eyre, as told through Internet Memes – The Bibliofile    

Lady Ella

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I am always the last to appreciate things but now I can say – I finally listened to Ella Fitzgerald. I wish I had done so earlier, but there’s so much music and… Continue reading

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