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Yes, 1981 was a Pivotal Year*

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan On this day in 1981, John Hinckley tried to kill the 40th President of the United States. “Hinckley was reported to have been driven by an obsessive fixation on actress Jodie Foster. He was found … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Mother and Child Reunion

Terms of Endearment XXX (1983) It occurred to me during the writing of Shirley MacLaine’s astrology post that the conflict between Debra Winger and herself may have had its roots in the past. It did not seem out of the … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…

W.H.O. Sustainable Development Goals. Have you really thought what COVID-19 could do to the economic and societal infrastructures of the world? It’s mind-blowing. The stock markets are already panicking. China locked down a whole district and contained its spread, and … Continue reading

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I Am a Man of Infinite Possibility

Mr. Nobody (2009) I’m surprised I haven’t written a review of this film before now. Perhaps I did, but only on Facebook. My daughter, Rosanna, suggested I watch it (as she’s a fan of Jared Leto). So, what can I … Continue reading

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Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

A Christmas Carol (1843) This is a ghost story. It is meant to scare the Dickens out of you. In modern terms, Ebenezer Scrooge has a negative NDE (near death experience). It woke him up permanently from his self-imposed nightmare. … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

A Dog’s Journey This is the sequel to “A Dog’s Purpose”. In much the same way, it is instructional for those who have a hard time imagining life after death. This time the producers managed not to be controversial about … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh is the Old Shakespeare

All Is True Well, this is a bit awkward: the film came out in the UK in February, but there doesn’t seem to be a release date for the U.S. or Canada. Even the UK DVD release will be later … Continue reading

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