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I'd like to share what I know about: Books, travel in England, France, and Italy, knitting and other fiber arts, History

After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and pursue my interests in reading, travel, history, and needlework.

reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer. August 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey proves he's not just a pretty face in The Lincoln Lawyer. It's difficult to translate books to the silver screen, and this is no exception. Based upon the novel by John Connelly, …
The School of Night: A Novel
Disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish first learned about The School of Night from his close friend Alonzo Wax. In the 1600's, a group of English freethinkers, among them Christopher Marlowe, …
reviewed Proof Positive. June 05, 2011
Proof Positive
The handling - and mishandling - of forensic evidence take center stage in Proof Positive. Evidence tampering, wrongful convictions and executions, and flagrant cover-ups converge to destroy lives, and …
Witches on the Road Tonight
The oddly titled Witches on the Road Tonight opens with an accident. Tucker Hayes is working on a WPA project, collecting information for travelers in the Appalachian Mountains, when 8 year old Eddie …
reviewed I Can See You. May 30, 2011
I Can See You
Eve Wilson, a victim of a vicious assault that left her scarred for life, literally and figuratively, is now a grad student in psychology. She's based her dissertation on a study of participants in …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Illegi.... May 19, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Illigitimate Child
I'm sorry that he screwed up his marriage, but honestly, why do we get so worked up over this cra*? How many more times does something like this have to monopolize the airwaves until we just shrug our …
posted a Quick Tip about Altec Lansing iML237USB ORBIT, Ultra .... April 20, 2011
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Altec Lansing iML237USB ORBIT, Ultra Portable
I listen to lots of audio books while knitting, generally on my computer, which has very poor speakers. This little Lansing Orbit portable is just what I need. Just plug it in and you're in business. …
posted a Quick Tip about Upstairs Downstairs. April 04, 2011
Upstairs Downstairs
PBS has remade their series, Upstairs Downstairs, which ran for 5 years in the 1970's. Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, the creators of the original, will also star in the new version. It premieres Sunday, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Und.... March 29, 2011
The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
If you're planning to visit any of Europe's great gothic cathedrals, this book makes a great companion to assist in understanding what you're seeing.
posted a Quick Tip about Posh Nosh. February 22, 2011
Posh Nosh
Any other Posh Nosh fans around here? This show consist of only 7 nine-minute episodes, but they are gems. I can usually catch them on one of our local PBS stations, slipped in as a filler at the end …
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Latest Lists
created a list. May 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Remembered fondly, in no particular order. 
Audrey Hepburn Marilyn Monroe Deborah Kerr Katherine Hepburn
created a list. April 16, 2011
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Meryl Streep Helen Mirren Julia Roberts Helena Bonham Carter Sandra Bullock
created a list. March 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
When I was younger, it was looks that counted. Now, for quite some time, it's acting chops. Not that looks aren't important, they're just not AS important. …
Harrison Ford Johnny Depp Sean Penn Sean Connery Dustin Hoffman
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May 19
It's been a while, but feel free to come back to Lunch.com any time you like!
January 05, 2011
Thanks so much for following my contributions, Linda. Hope you don't mind if I return the favor. :)
January 05, 2011
Oh yeah, I also added you as a friend too. :D
December 07, 2010
Congrats on earning the Reader's Choice Badge in the Cafe Libri Reading Community! Feel free to suggest other badges you want created as well. :)
October 21, 2010
Hey, I just wanted to share that your Halloween reads list  was featured on the Lunch Facebook Page.
September 01, 2010
Hi, Linda, Thanks for the new friendship. Actually, I'm in press deadline a lot, so don't get her as often as I like, but I'll try to do right by you. Hugs - Betty xo
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