Tag: family

Film View: Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story

Film View: Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story

Meryl Streep is the narrator of this emotionally powerful short film. To prepare, here are some of Meryl Streep’s remarks at the DNC Convention 2016: ‘Nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history, and you’re gonna make history again in November. Because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president.’ […]

Two Families

Two Families

www.disneyclips.com    This is written to celebrate family feeling at the time of the Spring Festival. Family ties extend beyond blood relations to all who have touched our hearts and found a home there. This poem commemorates the endurance of bonds formed by loving actions over an extended period.     Most of us belong […]

The Way of Thankfulness

The Way of Thankfulness

True happiness resides within you. Most people are searching for happiness outside of themselves. That’s a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way that you think. — Wayne Dyer www.123rf.com Thanksgiving is a day we set time aside From much that so many of us just take in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

“We are bound by the secrets we share.” “Mind the gap – the distance between as you dream it and life as it is.” “People have always trusted me with their secrets but who do I trust. You, only you.” Barbara Covett [Judi Dench], keeps notebooks. An endless number of thoughts written down with her […]

Film View: Umkhungo (The Gift)

Film View: Umkhungo (The Gift)

The setting is in the slums of Hillbrow, an overpopulated urban area of inner city Johannesburg, Umkhungo (The Gift) tells the story of Themba, a young boy shrouded since birth by paranormal events; which disturbed certain members of the family, who were than beyond cruel to the young boy; most say he was haunted by […]

By September 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review: Maps To The Stars

Film Review: Maps To The Stars

“Maps To the Stars” is ‘viciously delicious.’ David Cronenberg, the director of two films I really enjoyed, “eXistenZ” and “The Dangerous Method,” put together the most unusual film in “Maps To the Stars.” It takes place behind the closed doors of Hollywood, showing the weird, bizarre, strangeness of an odd assortment of people interconnected to […]

Boycott Black Thursday!

Boycott Black Thursday!

https://www.facebook.com/boycottblackthursday   Once upon a time in America, we were citizens and patriots. Now some would have us content ourselves with being consumers and patsies. We live in what was once called the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Have we so forgotten our heritage and the premises and promises that […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Detours – A Short Story

Detours – A Short Story

Short story – A family gathering set amidst an ever-present, threatening atmosphere.   Detours   “You always wear those big boots.” Esme says as we finally jump into the street after descending five flights of stairs. “You always wear a permanent frown.” I shoot back. “If it was permanent I would naturally always be wearing […]

By September 12, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
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