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Episode 8: “The Viscount Who Loved Me”

Bridgerton (Season 2) Question: When is this Gentleman not a gentleman? Answer: When he falls in love with the ‘wrong’ sister. We started watching this season on Netflix last Friday night. We finished it yesterday. Where do I begin? The … Continue reading

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Ximena: The Role that Won My Heart in 1961

Sophia Loren (September 30, 1934) This is going to seem weird: I watched an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” a couple of days ago from 1962, which featured Vic Damone. The ‘reason’ he was going to be the … Continue reading

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(The Life and) Death of a Ladies’ Man

Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) Again, I wouldn’t have thought to do Leonard Cohen’s birth and death charts if it weren’t for the Netflix film “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” (2019). I got a better … Continue reading

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Everybody Gets to Say, “Goodbye, Lucifer”

Lucifer: Season 6 – Partners ‘Till the End It’s been a fun run, for sure. Six glorious seasons are now over. No doubt, some will want it to be resurrected, once more, but what’s done is done! Now, just for … Continue reading

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Who is the Real Doctor Zhivago?

Boris Pasternak (February 10, 1890 – May 30, 1960) I watched this BBC program some time in 2018. It inspired me to read “Doctor Zhivago” all over again. It helped me to appreciate the man who wrote the book. Most … Continue reading

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“Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…”

Joy Davidson (April 18, 1915 – July 15, 1960) Joy Davidson originally married C.S. Lewis to avoid being deported after her visa expired. It was a marriage of convenience that turned into something more for both of them, because they … Continue reading

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What’s All This About a “Poached Egg”?

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963) This post is in response to a HillFaith post I got in my email account today. Now, I have a great respect for C. S. Lewis. My parents thought he … Continue reading

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Honouring Their Love: She Outlived Them All

Hanako Ishii (May 13, 1911 – July 1, 2000) In the summer of 1936, a Japanese woman, Hanako Ishii, a waitress at a bar frequented by Sorge, moved into Sorge’s house to become his common-law wife. Of all of Sorge’s … Continue reading

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Too Bad (a Personal Memoir)

  If one could choose which course to take, the way would be so much easier to see. But life isn’t like that: most of the time one wanders around in a fog as if his eyes were blind, he … Continue reading

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Contrived: Romantic Movie Plot Twists

Serendipity (2001) We watched this Rom-Com movie the other night. In it, Sara sets a series of challenges for the Universe to prove that she and Jonathan should be together. This ‘proof’ is constantly challenged by missteps, accidents, and chance … Continue reading

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