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So now that I have so much time…

why aren’t I writing like mad? Daughter and Son in law came back safe and sound on Saturday, grandkiddies are gone, I have my life back. No need to get up so darn early in the mornings to make breakfast for kiddies, no need to worry if they’re surpassing their Thomas the Tank engine quota […]

but who’s counting? I’m starting to think menopause is a blessing! Women my age weren’t meant to be mothering. My daughter’s on Hajj and we’ve been taking care of the oldest two grandkids for about two weeks now, with one more to go. Grandkids are fantastic! But taking care of them while trying to adhere […]

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Napoleon Dynamite and Young Humor…

My son and I have a constant struggle going on. He keeps trying to get me to watch videos or listen to songs that he likes and I keep getting him to read Watership Down. I think I’m actually more open minded than he is because while I’ve read and experienced a LOT of the […]

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V for Vendetta and feeling ‘vindicated’…

Back in December, when I was in Singapore, the librarians took me out for dinner to a fancy schmancy buffet kind of restaurant. And as we gathered our food and sat down to enjoy we began talking about this that and the other, and somehow the topic of the privacy of emails came up. And […]

Gran Torino…

is a film produced by Clint Eastwood that doesn’t seem to have garnered the attention I think it deserved. It really is a gem of a little movie! I love that it takes its time to storytell, for us to get to know the characters. Clint is fabulous as this racist old curmudgeon. In fact […]

The Great Gatsby, The Blue Castle and Lagaan…

I’ve been fascinated with all the coverage and hoopla over the movie The Great Gatsby. Apparently the release of the movie has increased the book sales dramatically. Heard that within the last few months it sold 400,000 copies or something like that, way more than the 20,000 it sold in Fitzgerald’s lifetime. And becoming so […]

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Tight Flight Times…

I guess I should have known better. It’s so important to look at an itinerary carefully and make sure there’s enough time in between connecting flights for delays or mayhem to happen. The funny thing, my first flight on the way here to Doha was domestic, Toronto to Montreal, could have gone to the airport […]

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If it aint ‘broke’…

don’t fix it right??? Well apparently the way it works in mainstream media is keep the same formula till something eclipses it! Just finished watching Singing in the Rain, you know with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds! Fast-forwarded through the sappy parts and honestly the title dance sequence still stands up brilliantly! And the dubbing […]

The Living Years…

I remember watching The Postman Always Rings Twice a while back with Lana Turner as Cora, and I can’t remember the name of the guy who played the drifter. It’s an interesting movie, very ‘sizzling’ if you know what I mean, but there’s one scene in particular I remember and that’s where the husband has […]

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My Big Red Lollipop video…

Hear ye, hear ye…Announcing the launch of my brand spanking new youtube channel! And what better way to launch it than a wonderful ‘freebie’! Apparently it’s quite normal NOT to like watching yourself on T.V. I feel it’s a bit of a learning experience to always go back and watch myself, see how I handled […]

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