Category Archives: Entertainment

Then and now… Hollywood, fashion, money…

I’m not picking on Scarlett Johansson. In fact I think she has exploited her obvious goddess appearance and made herself wealthy. She likely earned her status. I don’t know her. I know she has podium to speak up. Her fame … Continue reading

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October baseball memories 

When I was a kid ( million years ago) I was a ball player. I practiced for hours. During my ‘spring training’, I threw balls against our garage with snow in the ground. My old coach Hank Tostenson used to … Continue reading

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Steampunk joins horror literature in a TV series

Penny Dreadful by Showtime. Priest asks Vanessa, “do you really want to be normal?” ( zoom tight to actress Eva Green) Viewer hears a whisper breath of air but no answer is forthcoming. Season One of Penny Dreadful concludes. My … Continue reading

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It’s over- CRTC and Netflix.. “And not just Canada’s. Any government that seeks to protect its national culture from the forces of globalization will fail. The digital universe is too powerful. For this country, the beginning of the end came last Friday, when a … Continue reading

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Wife Saver recipe by Tina and Fiona a hit

My friends and colleagues stepped as usual the other day and volunteered to help me with my 11 annual Christmas Library luncheon.  This ‘literary mixer’ is hybrid book exchange meets social wine and cheese but since I host it in … Continue reading

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Ariel by Sylvia Plath, recited by Charlotte Rampling

Ariel by Sylvia Plath, recited by Charlotte Rampling.

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post-holiday depression – dogs?

“No one does post-holiday depression like the family dog” B.C. @GoComics – #bc #GoComics Funny but there is some truth to the humour naturally. Pets do not handle turmoil and change of routine well. Crazy food smells, huge boxes, … Continue reading

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