Category Archives: showbusiness

Just Like in the Movies: His Great Escape

Rédoine Faïd (May 10, 1972) I was reading the GQ article about his July 1, 2018 escape from a prison in France this morning and decided that there must have been something in the air that day other than the … Continue reading

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Did He Order a “Satanic Hit” on his Pregnant Wife?

Roman Polanski (August 18, 1933) It’s a delicate question, but one that I haven’t seen asked before. It’s true that Roman Polanski has a ‘spotted’ history of poor choices in his life, but has anyone thought that he would or … Continue reading

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A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

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When Parents are Asked to Make an Impossible Decision

New Amsterdam (Season 1, Episode 15 “Croaklahoma”) We are slowly getting through season one, and this episode shows the negative impact religion can have on life-and-death decisions: the young parents of a recent heart transplant cannot afford their child’s medication, … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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Death of the American Dream:

Death of a Salesman (February 10, 1949) I remember studying this play in high school. Even then, it seemed very old-fashioned. Set in the 1940’s, it chronicles the decline and fall of one man, Willy Loman, as he looks back … Continue reading

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When You’ve Got Nothing, You’ve Got Nothing to Lose

New Amsterdam (2018 – Present) New Amsterdam follows Dr. Max Goodwin as he becomes the medical director of one of the United States’ oldest public hospitals, aiming to reform the neglected facility by tearing up its bureaucracy to provide exceptional … Continue reading

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A Supernatural Love Story

The Keeping Hours (2017) On the recommendation of Susan’s daughter, we watched this film on Netflix last night. I suppose I expected a spooky horror story, but this one, apart from a few haunting special effects, turned out to be … Continue reading

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Though Now Apart, They’ll Be Together Forever in Our Hearts

Ordinary People, Living Ordinary Lives (Bee Gees 1989) This post may seem a bit disjointed, but if you bear with me, its meaning may become clear. But first, I’d like to quote the lyrics from “Ordinary People” (and not the … Continue reading

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Song Lyrics as ‘The Journey’ (Jungian Psychology)

Bruce Miller: Fairy Tales On The Highway (1975) As you may have surmised by now, I am in the middle of reading “Ego and Archetype” by Edward F. Edinger. I already knew a great deal about the subject matter, having … Continue reading

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