Category Archives: Notable

CUBA CHANGES BOSSES – Now what?

One has to wonder if Cuba will finally follow the lead of Russia and China. After 70 and 30 years of trying to make socialism work, at the price of millions of lives and crippled economies, they switched to capitalism. … Continue reading

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RED SPARROW – engrossing Jennifer Lawrence movie

I was dubious about Jennifer Lawrence’s latest foray in filmic heroics. It sounded a bit too much like a Black Widow origin story, for one thing. But I saw it last night and was pleasantly surprised. The heroine Dominika Egorova … Continue reading

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The hard left/right is the ENEMY of the LEFT/RIGHT

I highly recommend an article by psychologist Steven Pinker. One point he made (of several) echoed a thought I’ve long had – that EXTREMISTS of any movement are among the WORST ENEMIES of that movement. They give the movement a … Continue reading

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Riveting MANTICORE ASCENDANT series – latest book

I just finished a real all-nighter of a novel. It’s book 2 of David Weber’s Maniticore Ascendant series. Book 3 is coming out March 6th; I’ve preordered it. The series takes place in Weber’s Honorverse, when the Star Kingdom of … Continue reading

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FIGHTING SUPERHERO SUIT for Cpt Marvel

If you want to keep up with news about what’s happening with Marvel Studios and their properties click HERE. What’s the latest? Captain Marvel as played by Brie Larson just got her superhero suit. And it’s green, causing some fans … Continue reading

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Terrific book: THE BOY WHO COULDN’T MISS

I really enjoyed Laurence Dahners’ The Girl They Couldn’t See, about a teenage girl with a sort-of-super power who takes on a criminal gang. Now she gets help from her brother, who never misses whether with a football or a … Continue reading

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PROOF – marvelous movie about a female math genius

It’s rare that I highlight an old movie on this site. I usually focus on what’s soon to come out, or did so recently, and which you might not have discovered. But I recently rediscovered a fabulous older movie: Proof, … Continue reading

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Two terrific YOUTUBE DANCE CHANNELS

I spend two or three hours a week on YouTube looking up interesting and fun videos. I often download the ones that are fun to re-watch (usually dance videos) and put them on a DVD. This way I can more … Continue reading

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KELLY SHADOW WALKER pictures & story beginning

I had an idea this morning after reading a thread in the Absolute Write writers’ website. AW, if you don’t know, is a terrific collection of over a hundred different forums for just about every kind of writing imaginable. My … Continue reading

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THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL – series name is perfectly true

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is funny, touching, sad, and happy in turns, and sometimes in the same instant. Inspired by the rise of female comics like Joan Rivers and Totie Fields in the late 50s and the 60s, it has … Continue reading

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