Feb 2, 2013
What I did when it became available, was purchase the DVD set of Season One. And like all great books, films, and series, it grabbed and held my attention immediately. There is excitement, pathos, romance, intrigue and many other adjectives throughout all twelve episodes. I'm sure you know about the Awards the show has won - and each one is well deserved. The performances of Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, in particular, are nothing less than amazing.
If you haven't seen this program, do so; it is well worth it. I've been watching Season 1 over and over - and cannot wait for the release on DVD of Season 2.
Nov 14, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Well folks, in less than 30 days, we will be faced with making a decision that will affect most of us for the next four years. The November General Election in which the incumbent Barack Obama, or his opponent, Mitch Romney will be chosen to lead this nation for the next four years,will be held on November 6. If you've not already done so, please register by October 15. You can do this online @ www.sbe.yourstate.gov. And be aware, your documents, including your voter registration card, will be scrutinized with much zeal and enthusiasm. There are so many Americans who do not wish to see Barack Obama as President for another day, much less another four years. Their feelings, unfortunately, have very little to do with the man's remarkable abilities, or his policies - but simply because of the melanin content of his skin. I, for one, am afraid (very afraid) of who will be running this country after the election - but hope springs eternal.
.....a man should be judged, not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character...
Oct 8, 2012
My sister and I were talking on Saturday about the sad state of the movie industry. For people like us (the "boomer" generation) - Hollywood seems to only turn out trash. They've remade great films that should never have been released (remember "Sabrina" anyone) and can't seem to come up with any new ideas at all. Then we began discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird", a great movie, that she had both seen recently and, read the book. We said - this is a story that could use a fresh retelling. We realized, however, there is a dearth of talent among the current group of actors these days. We tried to recast the movie, from the professionals we deemed most worthy. We thought Daniel Day-Lewis might make a good Atticus Finch and maybe Edward Norton or Ralph Fiennes could become Boo Radley. The sad thing is, we could not think of anyone worthy of the other roles. If you happen to read this - and have some suggestions, feel free to add them to "Comments".
"...it is okay to shoot a bluebird, but it is a sin to kill a mockingbird...