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A Little Bit of Heaven Here on Earth

Olivia Newton-John (September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022) After years of struggle with Cancer, Olivia Newton-John is now at peace. She was an angel, at least to me. Her birth chart doesn’t show the specifics of her battle, but … Continue reading

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In the End, He Chose the “Honourable” Way Out

Alexander Hamilton Shot (July 11, 1804) There’s a night’s-long story behind today’s post, so bear with me while I explain. I had an image, while I was falling asleep, of an change in political fortune over the space of a … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XII

Rita Moreno Wins an Oscar (April 9, 1962) On this day in 1962: Actress Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role as Anita in West Side Story (1961). It’s hard to believe this … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Elvis’ One and Only True Co-Star

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941) They said to each other at the same time, when they were first introduced, “I’ve heard a lot about you.” Then they laughed. A good beginning of their 14 year friendship, and one year relationship. (As … Continue reading

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A Bachelorette Show from the Last Century

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Due to the snowfall last evening, our cable TV feed was intermittent, so we decided to watch a DVD from our extensive video library. It was Susan’s suggestion to watch this one. I’d seen … Continue reading

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A Perennial Favourite

White Christmas Guess what was on TV last night? Oh, darn, you guessed it! White Christmas is one of those movies that bears repeating, but, as I suggested to my wife, Susan, last night, I remember the original version better. … Continue reading

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To Dream the Impossible Dream

Man of La Mancha Yes, I had a dream last night that featured the cartoon drawing of Don Quixote, as shown on this image, above. It was totally unexpected, so I took note, as you do. The use of the … Continue reading

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Judy: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance?

No: Gotta Eat, Gotta Sleep We saw this movie yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having not read or seen any advance publicity. So, I think it was a bit disappointing to have it focus on the London “Talk … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins Returns It took more than half a century to continue the story 25 years later. That’s the magic of Disney: even the math doesn’t add up. I chose the title as my way of paying homage to Cockney … Continue reading

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