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Generational nostalgia

Bear with me as I go back in time and remember. I was a young girl in the 1960s – yes, its true – and yet there are so many memories of people and events that happened during that time that are ingrained in my being even if I didn’t understand them and their effects […]

I love lazy Saturday afternoons and today has been exactly that. I so needed this time out. I have no other words except to say turn up the sound, sit back and enjoy. Thanks Patti for this one. I also love, love love it.

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust You”ll never guess what; it is raining again. On this cold wet Friday evening I feel blessed to be warm and dry. I am so grateful for the protection of my beautiful home. The sound of […]

I was standing in the shower this morning luxuriating in the transformative power of the streaming water as it enveloped my body. My whole being is invigorated by this daily activity. It is so much more than a cleansing ritual. Being warm and relaxed always fuels my mind into action. I find that the words […]

Destiny requires your input

Destiny might lead us to the path but the rest is up to us. Make the most of everyday. From the movie Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont

Walk the Line

He came up with his sound because he couldn’t play any better than that (they’d play faster if they could); he came up with his look because he didn’t have anything else to wear. That was Johnny Cash: too humble to take credit, but too talented to be ignored. Cash burst onto the scene in […]

Camera! Lights! Action!

I live in Wellywood. Making movies and watching them is a part of our culture. I love getting lost in a good movie; there is nothing quite like it. Time stops as I immerse myself in the story that unfolds before me. The experience is always far better if it I am sitting in a […]

Cheaper By The Dozen

I was convinced to sit down and watch Cheaper By The Dozen today. It is touted as a family movie. After watching it I felt it had a very adult message. In particular, the dilemmas of balancing career with family such as whether or not working in a higher paid job that pays more money […]

Little Fish

Little Fish is an Australian film that deals with heroin addiction and its impacts on people‚Äôs lives. It is dark and thought provoking. This film centers on a family living in suburban Sydney. They are an example of the little fish affected by the multi-million dollar heroin trade who swim around in circles trying to […]


Eleni is the story of the life of Eleni Gatzoyiannis. In 1948 she was arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and executed by a firing squad at the hands of the communists during the Greek Civil War. Her crime was loving her five children (Olga, Kanta, Glykeria, Fotini, and Nikola) and plotting their escape from their Greek village […]

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