“Let it Go” Sung by Capt. Barbosa, Jack Sparrow, Winnie the Pooh and More…

Brian Hull

Well, this young man, Brian Hull, is very gifted! I hope he gets some great work out of this:Having creative kids, myself, I really appreciate the work that goes into honing his craft. And I love the obvious joy he is taking in it.And what an age we live in! One video can make a career! … [Read more...]

As Lana Kane Would Say With Narrowed Eyes…

couple things

1) So...in this gentleman's world, someone who will sell a person cream puffs but not a wedding cake? Totally equivalent to building concentration camps and perpetrating genocide.Hyperbole, much?2) Fully aware of the irony inherent in what I am about to say, I'm going to say it, anyway: the next person who tells me that because Jesus drove the moneychangers from the temple, all enraged non-God-men are justified in being cruel and ugly to their also-redeemed fellow humans is going to … [Read more...]

Harold Ramis and the Touch of the Mensch

Egon and the Twinkie

Peter Venkman and Ray Stantz might have been the glamor boys of the Ghostbusters, but Egon Spengler was always my favorite. I loved Harold Ramis' dry, geeky delivery, and admired the genius evident in so many of his films. So sorry to read that Ramis has died at age 69, after a long illness.There was a sweetness to Ramis' stuff; his work was smart, insightful and if it could bite, there was an under-note of kindness to it. I've often wondered if Bill Murray (from whom he was estranged) could … [Read more...]

Make an In-Depth Visit to the Holy Land for Free!

Faithfultraveler

It's one of those happy synchronicities that we call a "co-incidence", but always strikes me as being so much more. My husband and I were reminiscing about our favorite vacations -- Rome, Ireland, Virginia Beach -- and he suddenly piped up that he would love to visit the Holy Land. It seems the taste for such a trip had been whetted during a visit to the beautiful Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, which offers detailed replicas of Holy Land sites, and which we had both found … [Read more...]

Fierce Lilliputians in the Snow!

Gullivers snowy travels

Some brilliantly creative snowmen and monsters being featured here. I love the Gulliver -- the attention to carrot noses makes it, for me -- but the Shaun of the Dead stuff is great, too!And yes, it's all very Calvin and Hobbesian … [Read more...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a little "token"? these earrings are so pretty!

I know, it's Wednesday, so this really is "last minute", although if you have Amazon Prime and the weather holds you might be able to do some of this online, if not, you may well be able to find some of these things in your local drugstore -- you have to go there to get the candy, anyway -- or a local bookstore. The earrings above are inexpensive and pretty (I have them, and love them) and none of these ideas are costly. My husband and I don't "celebrate" the day, but sometimes a small little … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bell’s Commercial puts Super Bowl Ads to Shame

bells

So, so much better, deeper, human and audience-respectful than most of what we are served. I like my Tullamore Dew, (and they have a great ad, too) but this would inspire me to try the brand:Yes. Give that man a Bell's.In all ways, better than this: … [Read more...]

A Most Brilliant “Groundhog Day” Exposition

GroundhogDaySnowman

In a day-late observance of the 21st anniversary of the release of Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day" there are some good pieces floating around the internet, but for my money none come close to the brilliant exposition to be found at "Through a Glass Brightly" blog:And so begins Phil's education as illustrated by very enjoyable self-improvement sequence. He reads voraciously, learns to play the piano and ice sculpt, and goes around town performing random acts of kindness. All of this mortifies … [Read more...]

Watching SOTU? Couple things to Keep in Mind

king-obama

I haven't yet decided if I can bear to watch these pointless theatricals -- remember the old days, before twitter, when we used to live-blog it -- but whether I do or not, these are a few things to keep in mind as the rhetoric goes on, and on, and on:1) From early days it seemed pretty clear that Obama was more interested in being rather than doing. That might be great for a spiritual aesthetic, but it's a bad fit for a president.I suspect that what Obama wanted was to be the King, not … [Read more...]

This is really all I have to say, today.

clinging to no

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