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Start a Film Club for Women in your Community, your Neighborhood, or just with a few Friends. I did!

About ten years ago, my husband and I moved to a ’55 and older’ community—we had satisfied that requirement some years earlier. Everything was new from our house to the clubhouse; in fact, the community was less than half built

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Things I didn’t do and did in 2016

I didn’t write on my Blog.  Yep, and I have  a feeling like a big heavy ball-and-chain is holding me back from writing in the new until I say farewell to the old.   So here’s some of my ‘didn’ts and dids’ for

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I LIKE THAT!!!

Scott Pelley ended the CBS evening news with a quote from Viktor Frankl.  To paraphrase:  “Do not ask what is the meaning of life; ask what is the meaning of you.” Frankl survived Auschwicz; his wife, parents and brother didn’t. 

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HOMESMAN: Surrealism on the Barren Plain.

I like Westerns; I like Hillary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones.  They are good at what they do, so I settled back with a smile to spend the evening with them in the Wild West.  It didn’t take long to

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And for Summer Travelers . . .

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” I LIKE THAT!! Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989)  an American author and essayist

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Good for Grown-ups: ‘CAPTAIN PHILLIPS’ has Three Surefire Ingredients for Success. . . .

It stars Tom Hanks and he’s always a class act(or).   Here, he portrays Captain Richard Phillips with a competence and sensitivity that made this viewer feel empathy for a mangy, undernourished gang of captors that simply had a boat, a few

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An Evening with Bette Midler

In June, I spent an evening with Bette Midler. Technically, she was on the stage and I was in the orchestra but the Booth Theatre is small and intimate, and I definitely felt a connection.  Now Bette– I feel we’re on a first

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Irish Spring

I went to Ireland in April.  They were having a late spring, just as we did, and there weren’t ’50 shades of green’, but they had some great leafless trees.  This is one of them. The two big headlines while we

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TO Malcolm Lambert

Rest in Peace, Malcolm Lambert

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Sunday in New York with ‘Mary Broome’ at the Mint.

Mary Broome is a play strongly influenced by the morals and mores of the Victorian era. (Victorian is particularly in now because of the BBC series, Downton Abbey)

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