So I Haven’t Been Around Lately…

It's been quiet here the past month. Thought I'd do an update: My mother, whose mobility has been declining for years, suddenly declined even more. It was so rapid we were taken by surprise. She cannot get up or walk even with assistance. We wanted to get her into assisted living, but she was rejected … Continue reading So I Haven’t Been Around Lately…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2014 in review

The British Invaders Blogathon: The 1960s Royal Costume Dramas

This post is part of the British Invaders Blogathon hosted by Terry Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts. Click HERE for a list of all the entries! When I was a kid, my mother rarely took me to see children's movies. Partly because at the time (the late 1960s) there weren't that many children's … Continue reading The British Invaders Blogathon: The 1960s Royal Costume Dramas

7 Things I Learned From 2 Years of Blogging

Officially, I created this blog on July 1, 2012. I didn't post anything until July 8. So I consider this entire week my blogversary. It's hard to believe it's already two years since I started this blog. Some great things happened this past year. I have two stories that will be published in an anthology … Continue reading 7 Things I Learned From 2 Years of Blogging

The 1967 in Film Blogathon – Valley of the Dolls

This post is part of the 1967 IN FILM Blogathon hosted by Silver Screenings and The Rosebud Cinema. Click HERE for a list of all the entries! I have a confession to make. When I chose Valley of the Dolls as my film for this blogathon, I referred to it as a "guilty pleasure." I am here … Continue reading The 1967 in Film Blogathon – Valley of the Dolls

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Fellow blogger Rachel Lynn Brody has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here are the rules for winning the award: Thank the person who gave you this award. THANK YOU RACHEL! Include a link to their blog: I Wrote This Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Great Villain Blogathon: Waldo Lydecker, Laura, 1944

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy  — see all the movie baddies at any of these three blogs. YES, there will be SPOILERS. "I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom." - … Continue reading The Great Villain Blogathon: Waldo Lydecker, Laura, 1944

2013 Annual Blog Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2013 Annual Blog Report

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that … Continue reading 2012 in review

The Liebster Blog Award Has Found Me At Last

Imagine my surprise when I received a message today telling me fellow blogger Strannyi has nominated me for a Liebster Award. I vaguely remembered hearing of the award before, but had to do a quick Google search to refresh my memory. Basically, it's a pay-it-forward thing for bloggers. The rules are to nominate some bloggers … Continue reading The Liebster Blog Award Has Found Me At Last