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    As for more recent books, my suggestions include...

    As for more recent books, my suggestions include "The Great Alone" and "Uneducated". They each have memorable female characters, a vivid sense of place and are what I call 'stir the soup' stories...
  2. In 1993 a young girl named Polly Klass was taken...

    In 1993 a young girl named Polly Klass was taken from her bedroom. She was having a sleepover party while her mother was in bed nearby. It was a horrible time except for the overwhelming response...
  3. OMG ! Phantom Thread is sublime. D.D. Lewis is...

    OMG ! Phantom Thread is sublime. D.D. Lewis is spectacular in the role of an English designer to the upper crust in the 195o's. I know, I know it may not sound mesmerizing but oh Lord, it is. A...
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    Gotta love equine sports, the only event...

    Gotta love equine sports, the only event (Olympics as well) where men and women compete as equals.
  5. Oh, the Kartrashians, they embarrass us all. Re...

    Oh, the Kartrashians, they embarrass us all. Re the name, in all the years I have noticed a connection between the meaning of a name and the subsequent behavior of the one so entitled. Many times...
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    Poll: I also thought he was one-eyed and thus thought...

    I also thought he was one-eyed and thus thought Shiner might fit.
  7. I really, really wanted to like THE ARRIVAL - how...

    I really, really wanted to like THE ARRIVAL - how could it miss with a strong female lead, aliens, thoughtful questions about language but after some gorgeous cinematography, pfft. Oh, dear.
  8. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! It truly is, dahling - don't...

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! It truly is, dahling - don't miss it and pay attention to the clever homages ! Oh, Eddie, oh, Patsy. As Mae West said too much of a good thing is never enough (or something like...
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    Well, my, er,love for Hiddleston has dimmed. ...

    Well, my, er,love for Hiddleston has dimmed. There's an interview with him on YouTube in which he pines about the success of others from RDA, especially Redmayne who was (gasp) a couple of years...
  10. French press here. Lovely local coffees but my...

    French press here. Lovely local coffees but my favorite is Guatemala. I heat up milk in the microwave and then froth it with an immersion blender. Works great. Just saying.
  11. Um, I need to get closer so I can fix his,um, tie...

    Um, I need to get closer so I can fix his,um, tie ...
  12. Watched "Steve Jobs", mostly because my friend...

    Watched "Steve Jobs", mostly because my friend wanted to go and I was interested to see how Aaron Sorkin handled the material. The answer to that is not as well as he has in the past, I was cringing...
  13. Years ago, I recall she said "You're So Vain" was...

    Years ago, I recall she said "You're So Vain" was in reference to David Geffen.
  14. Wow ! Scurried to see TRAINWRECK today and it is...

    Wow ! Scurried to see TRAINWRECK today and it is anything but ! If you love Amy (as I do) it's delightful. My pal and I chuckled through it and occasionally we were thigh slapping and guffawing ! ...
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    So much taste and all of it bad.:eek2:

    So much taste and all of it bad.:eek2:
  16. Finally saw "Birdman" - yeah, I know, I know. ...

    Finally saw "Birdman" - yeah, I know, I know. Did not want to like it as I was enchanted by "Boyhood" but wow, I was blown away ! What a thrilling madcap wonder of a film it was ! So funny,...
  17. Run, do not amble, to see BOYHOOD - it's magical...

    Run, do not amble, to see BOYHOOD - it's magical ! Shot a week a year over twelve years, it follows a six year old and his extended family until age eighteen. Refreshingly authentic, deeply moving...
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    Such a splendid soul and a tragic loss. I am...

    Such a splendid soul and a tragic loss. I am wondering if perhaps he did not think the result would be death. Possibly he had experimented with auto asphyxia before without dire results. Maybe in...
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    GREAT Dane

    GREAT Dane
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    Aah, the bay area - so much wonder ! There's a...

    Aah, the bay area - so much wonder ! There's a marvelous local writer named Ann Lamott who says in one of her books (Rosie, I think) : All this every day. Amen.
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    Gosh, if only it were so easy to stop ovarian...

    Gosh, if only it were so easy to stop ovarian cancer by having one's ovaries removed. I have been asking my doc for years but he says, the research and even my familial experience seems to say that...
  22. Recently saw two indie-type movies. Frances Ha...

    Recently saw two indie-type movies. Frances Ha was okay not great, one really had the feeling that the film was ever so much more fun for those who were making it rather than for those of us viewing...
  23. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is an incredible talent....

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman is an incredible talent. I think he has been brilliant in all of the films in which he's appeared. For instance, in "The Master" loosely based on the founder of Scientology...
  24. Um, a bit sheepishly, I think I recall John Mayer...

    Um, a bit sheepishly, I think I recall John Mayer describing Ms. Simpson as uh, "sexual napalm" . Hey, I had the flu, TMZ seemed pretty decent viewing when under the influence...
  25. Here's the deal: I threw my tax envelope in the...

    Here's the deal: I threw my tax envelope in the mail and realized I was at a meter (with time left on it) in front of a theater which advertised "all movies $3.50". I approached carefully (hey, you...
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