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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

The Ultimate ’90s Video Playlist

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This quarantine has had me exploring various ways to keep myself entertained, so I’ve willingly gone down the YouTube rabbit hole and spent hours just reliving the ’90s, when everything was so simple… 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

“Choose” – Color Me Badd

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I got lost in the YouTube rabbit hole recently, which is how I stumbled upon the music video for Color Me Badd’s 1994 single “Choose”. I had not seen this video since it… Continue reading

Fancy Meeting You Here (1958) – Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney

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This is my album of the moment, the one I play on repeat, the one I play to start my day because I know that it will give me a feel-good boost. It’s… Continue reading

When a book is more than a book

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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks is more than just a book to me. Here’s why. First of all, this is Tom Hanks we’re talking about. When it comes to celebrities, I either love… Continue reading

Time Travelers Never Die – Jack McDevitt

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The lives we know are not forever. Live well. Enjoy what time is given you. It is a magnificent gift. I haven’t been wowed by a book in a while, but I could… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – This is not a review

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Here’s the thing: Bohemian Rhapsody was never going to be just a movie for me. How could it, when I waited for it for close to ten years? (I remember when they first announced… Continue reading

Prayers for Romey

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I am stunned and saddened and I don’t know how to process this.    

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