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I am a substitute teacher who enjoys online reviewing.  Skiing is my favorite pastime; weight training and health are my obsessions; and music and movies feed my psyche.   Books are a treasure and a pleasure when I'm not distracted by DVD's and my computer.  I hope we can have fun together and agree to … more

reviewed My Afternoons with Margueritte. July 15, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
My Afternoons with Margueritte
It is good to see the movie return of Gerard Depardieu (as Germaine) who here plays a bit of an old ox running a vegetable stand from the produce he makes in his back yard. Next to his mobile home is …
reviewed Hard Candy. July 15, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Hard Candy
Tackling important matters in very modern contexts, 'Hard Candy' is at best a difficult movie to absorb and watch. What starts as potentially a cautionary tale takes on many nuances and twists as a young …
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,   Go throw your TV set away,   And in its place you can install   A lovely bookshelf on the wall."--Roald Dahl, ···Choc …
reviewed Certified Copy. May 31, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Certified Copy
‘Certified Copy’ is in many ways the critics’ darling and a sleeper foreign film waiting to be discovered.  I wanted to climb on board.  After all the movie is in many ways …
reviewed Hugo. January 11, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' is his first family friendly entertainment, but just like all of his endeavors, his film pays dirt. Filled with passion, innocence, yet shrouded in mystery, 'Hugo' …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Moby-Dick. August 26, 2010
It's epic, it's grand; and it's thematic import of good and evil are etched indelibly, but it's overlong to be sure.
posted a Quick Tip about 1984 (novel). August 26, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
Even after 1984, this book is powerful, scary, and relevant.
posted a Quick Tip about The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatori.... August 26, 2010
Michelino's painting of Dante and his poem.
Dante was absolutely breathtaking for the journey he took us on, the poetic style he chose, and the symmetry and structure of his creation. Before 'Narnia' and 'Lord of the Rings' came 'The Divine Comedy'! …
posted a Quick Tip about Brave New World (book). August 26, 2010
Brave New World
It is undeniably prophetic how closely Huxley comes to extrapolating trends that reach into today's post-modern world.
posted a Quick Tip about The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. August 26, 2010
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
'The Jungle' is heartbreaking and in vivid detail brings home the injustice of immigrants arriving in America and living in squalor.
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created a list. August 26, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes Anheuser-Busch, Redbridge Beer Blue-Diamond Almond Nut-Thins, et al Glutino Pretzels Nature's Path Wildberry Gluten-Free Toaster Waffles
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