Tag Archives: romance

Was There Something in the Air That Year?

No Man’s Brother (1984) There I was, writing a book about furtrading in the Canadian North, and suddenly I realized I’d been pipped at the post. Obviously, these things happen, but it knocked the wind out of my literary sails. … Continue reading

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“He’s Probably Tired of His Own Singing…”

Eyes That See In The Dark (1983) You’re not meant to be aloneI’ll share your dreamI’ll show you love you’ve never knownTwo flames together in the deep of the night I’m up in your loveClose by you when you callI’ll … Continue reading

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And Tell You What I Feel About You

I Just Wanna Stop (1978) When I think about those nights in MontrealI get the sweetest thoughts of you and meMemories of love above the city lightsOooo, I’ve tried so hard to take itBut alone my heart won’t make it … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What It’s Like…

To Love Somebody (1967) There’s a lightA certain kind of lightThat never shone on meI want my life to be lived with youLived with youThere’s a way everybody sayTo do each and every little thingBut what does it bringIf I … Continue reading

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A Young Man with So Much to Look Forward to

Henry VIII (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) We are so used to seeing images of Henry as an inflated personality (and size) that we forget that he was once a young Prince, and a gentleman. He may have … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

Maria von Trapp (January 26, 1905 – March 28, 1987) I wasn’t intending to do this individual’s birth chart, but then I read her biography and realized that it would be possible to rectify her chart, if the details lined … 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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Footnote in History: Plagiarism or Inspiration?

A Sucessora (1934) Have you ever tried to write a novel? It’s a lonely occupation. And the pressure of your readers and publishers breathing down your neck can be more than most could endure, especially if you have suddenly become … Continue reading

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The Title is Misleading: It’s the Girl Who’s Lost

The Lost Husband (2020) A quietly satisfying film, this one was on Netflix last night. After the sudden death of her husband, Libby is forced to move in with her hypercritical mother. Out of the blue, her estranged Aunt Jean … 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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