Birthday Tea at the Writers Bar-Raffles Hotel

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I celebrated my birthday recently. I made plans to go to my favorite Spanish restaurant, which serves the best paella and callos, with free birthday brazo de mercedes to boot. But I sadly learned that they… Continue reading

I just watched “It’s A Wonderful Life”…

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  … last night. In the middle of March. Yes, I know it’s weird. But I was feeling inexplicably sad and needed a boost that my usual feelgood movies could not provide. I… Continue reading

[VIDEO] BBC Music’s “God Only Knows”

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Oh look, another old video that I only just discovered! I’m four years late, but I’m thankful that I stumbled upon it anyway. It’s the promo for the launch of BBC Music, and… Continue reading

The Greatest Showman (2017) – All for the love of Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman really is The Greatest Showman. We’ve all known he’s the classic triple threat, but somehow it’s his performance as P.T. Barnum that shows us what that really means. His voice is soaring… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “This Is Me” – Keala Settle

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This is my new anthem, you guys. I always say that songs (whether old or new) come to you when you need them most, and the universe must be telling me something, because… Continue reading

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

Three Little Words (1950) – “You’re A Dope!”

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There are some movies that are just fun to watch, from start to finish. ‘Three Little Words’ is one of them. It’s based on the story of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and… Continue reading

Finally! Bon Jovi Will Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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I’ve never spoken about my love for Bon Jovi because I’m a bit embarrassed about it – they’re not exactly critical darlings – with songs like ‘Always’, I totally get it. Eep. But it’s… Continue reading

My 2017, Wrapped

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According to Spotify, my top artist for the year is Mr. Big! I overplayed rediscovered their gem of a song, ‘Goin’ Where The Wind Blows’, this year. I’m not surprised about Steve Perry… Continue reading

Superman: Doomsday (2007) – “For surely as night follows day, there comes a time when even gods must die.”

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Before even starting anything, I think I should say that I have never picked up a Superman comic in my life. And those who know me know that I’m not really a Superman… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Albums

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It’s time to start listening to holiday tunes! My friend likes to tell the story that one year he asked me for Christmas songs to put on his iPod and apparently I surprised… Continue reading

Edward Scissorhands (1990) – So delightfully weird

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I’ve been watching a bunch of movies I’ve never seen before so I thought it would be nice to re-watch an old favorite. I think I have seen this at least 6 or… Continue reading

Paseo in Paco Park

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Paseo is Spanish for walk. And Paco Park is the perfect place to take a walk on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  I’d always wanted to go, especially after hearing my parents’ stories about… Continue reading

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) – The newest addition to our Halloween tradition!

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I thought my Disney education was complete, but I was so wrong! I’d never even heard of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow until this week. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out for… Continue reading

Halloween Project Day 6- 1408 (2007) – “Even if you leave this room, you can never leave this room.”

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A writer who is used to staying in “haunted” places stays in the truly horrifying room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. At first he doesn’t believe in the evil of the room. But… Continue reading

The Books of My Childhood

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I went through a major reading slump recently (damn you, Northanger Abbey!), but now that I’ve recovered, I got to thinking about my favorite books growing up.  I don’t think there’s ever been… Continue reading

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