You learn something new everyday … if you’re lucky!   It excites me when I’m on the trail of some information. It happens when I least expect it. Something will peak my interest that may have nothing to do with the main point, but I have to stop everything to investigate it. Friday the Thirteenth,…

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What would Orson think?

In common with many people, I have been a fan of Orson Welles most of my life. His movies fascinate me, the stories about the plays he directed in his early twenties thrill me, and I listen over and over to the radio shows he did. I devour any and all books about him. I…

27 Dec, 2011

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Inspiration for the Holidays, Pt. 2

King John’s Christmas by A.A. Milne King John was not a good man, He had his little ways. And sometimes no one spoke to him For days and days and days. And men who came across him, When walking in the town, Gave him a supercilious stare, Or passed with noses in the air And…

9 Dec, 2011

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Inspiration for the Holidays, Pt. 1

Passion is catching. Words have power. Passionate words always stir me!  Even though I am not a member of any organized religion, I am often moved by the words and music of people who are inspired by their beliefs.  At Christmas,  I love the expression of awe and joy to be found in carols, oratorios,…

8 Dec, 2011

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Preparing for A Dickens Christmas

Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.   —The Pickwick Papers, Chapter 28,…

10 Nov, 2011

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Passion is catching. Words have power. Passionate words always stir me!  Even though I am not a mem...