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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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The Old Folks at Home?

Sitting on the Porch in Rocking Chairs The Carol Burnett Show used to feature a skit of a couple of seniors discussing their lives. The payoff was almost always the same: he’d make a gentle pass at her and she … Continue reading

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This Is Us: ‘thirtysomething’ reborn?

  Hidden in Plain Sight There is a link connecting these two television series even though they are 30 years apart: Ken Olin. I didn’t start watching “This Is Us” until the second season, in much the same way that … Continue reading

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To Don

As a wise philosopher once stated, Families are meant to stick together: For mutual support, through rough weather, In sickness, sorrow, whatever’s fated; Not to take advantage of related In-laws, nor to have them feel a tether That binds, but … Continue reading

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Adoption: to the 3rd and 4th Generations

  An Open Secret Brigitte, pictured above, is the latest in a long line of family members that have been adopted. This happened a month before her 9th birthday. Working backwards, Brigitte’s mother, Amy, is my adopted child. I was … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights: Shadow and Light

I watched the 2009 version of this Emily Brontë classic last night on PBS. Tom Hardy, who played Heathcliff, was at his most voluptuous in this TV mini-series. Compared with others who have played this role, he did not need … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

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