SHARE YOUR WORLD: JULY 15, 2019

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SHARE YOUR WORLD: JULY 15, 2019



  • Why do we seem to respect the dead more than the living?

  • Why is beauty associated with morality?  Or not?   (a few weeks back I asked a similar question, but the key word was MORTALITY, not MORALITY).
  • Have gadgets and apps taken away emotions?
  • Is there a perfect life?  What’s your version of a perfect life if you care to share?


Why do we seem to respect the dead more than the living?

The dead can’t talk back?

Why is beauty associated with morality?  Or not?   (a few weeks back I asked a similar question, but the key word was MORTALITY, not MORALITY). 

Who does that? Have you not watched any resent television series… the more beautify, the more deceitful! And you know if it’s on television, it has to be true.

Have gadgets and apps taken away emotions?

Of course not! That’s why we can now express ourselves with 2,823 emojis (according to the Unicode Standard). And I am such that every time one of the emojis is pressed the sender’s heart radiates the love and compassion it intends to send.

Is there a perfect life?  What’s your version of a perfect life if you care to share?

The perfect life …

  • Waking up in a cheerful mood.
  • Enjoying two scrambled eggs, three strips of bacon, and one buttered toast.
  • A quick peruse of the morning news and you find you are NOT in the obituaries (My dad would always check each morning.)
  • A small chore list.
  • A fresh salad, two deviled eggs and a side of scrumptious sliced fruit.
  • A leisurely stroll through the park (with the smell of freshly mowed grass still in the air) sometime during the day to converse with the squirrels and the robins (and any other of their relatives that venture near your path).
  • A steak and fries, spaghetti and garlic bread, or some other worthy supper.
  • A best seller and your favorite beverage to evening pleasures.
  • A winning BRAVES baseball game on the radio to fall asleep enjoying.

That is the life.



Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD: July 15, 2019.

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2



Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt) are the proud parents of TWELVE children. Many of their brood was soon going to be leaving the next, so it’s time for a last vacation in their favorite vacation spot- Lake Winnetka.

Lake Winnetka is a vacation destination filled with many memories: their youngest twin sons are named after the lake; grand camping and hiking excursions when the kids were younger; a pack rat that steals key chains, wallets, and old battle flags; and a once-a-year family Olympics.

So once again, I repeat…

If you haven’t seen it, you will enjoy it.

If you have seen it…

Grab a drink and a snack, turn the air conditioning a tad lower, and relax in the recliner …

It’s worth a second look.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

RASP-BERR-Y ICE CREAM

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RASP-BERR-Y ICE CREAM



Yummy!!!!

As a college student, one of my favorite rewards was a trip to the local dairy bar and purchase a triple dip of raspberry ice cream on a waffle cone.

Now, not only do I think I probably could not eat that much ice cream that fast before it melted… I have a little more restraint.

I purchase a kid’s cone.

It’s still a worthy reward!!!

DISCLAIMER: No… I did not read the prompt incorrectly. I know it said raspy. But I could not get ice cream out of my head! If I did not write about raspberry ice cream, my mind might have exploded! Besides, when I was teaching, I would always explain to my class that the prompt was just a guide, a jumping off point. So… I jumped!)

Written for FANDANGO’O ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: RASPY.

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN



Tom Baker (Steve Martin), a college football coach and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt) a soon-to-be-published author, are the proud parents of TWELVE children.

Tom is offered his dream job, coaching for his old college alma mater,  the Stallions. At the same time, Kate’s new book has hit the best sellers list and she has been offered a national book tour. They decide to both follow their dreams; Tom will find a way to coach and keep the family duties in line while Kate is away.

If you haven’t seen it…

You will enjoy it.

If you have seen it…

Grab a drink and a snack, turn the air conditioning a tad lower, and relax in the recliner …

It’s worth a second look.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

MORNING GLORY

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MORNING GLORY



Becky Fuller, an aspiring television producer, is fired from her job at Good Morning, New Jersey. She is subsequently hired for the floundering show DayBreak in New York City.

No one seems to believe in her. Her own mother even finds her a near embarrassment! (No one needs a mother like that!!!)

Without giving away spoilers…

This movie gave me several huge belly laughs. (I was greatly surprised.)

I found myself rooting for Becky the entire movie and even quietly hissing at some of the bad guys (gals).

I think you may be surprised at this one as well.

Give it a try!



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

TRUE GRIT (2010)

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TRUE GRIT (2010)



According to IMDb, True Grit (2010) is a better movie than True Grit (1969).

True Grit (2010) even got a higher rating (howbeit just 1%) on Rotten Tomatoes.  But on Rotten Tomatoes, the 2010 True Grit had far more than four times the participants.

I found the remaking of the movie sacrilege!

Now, with that out of my system… it seems that (according to True Grit 2010) the second coming of this movie was closer to Charles Portis’ version of the original idea- the book.

I almost always enjoy a book more than the movie retention of the book. I do not is if this will be true in this situation. (I have absconded the book- LARGE PRINT edition- so it will be a fair appraisal, to find out.)

I do not know if I would have liked Jeff Bridges as Rooter Cogburn because I was completely spoiled by John Wayne. I do not feel I could even give poor old Jeffy a chance.

I fell in love with Kim Darby as Mattie, so I’m sorry… Hailee – it’s just not going to work out for us.

And Matt (LaBoeuf 2010), if you would have given your life for Mattie, I would have liked you much more.

Yes, I truly admit…

I cannot give True Grit (2010) a fair rating. Watch it at your own peril.

FYI: I will be reading the book. Best of luck, Mr, Porter.



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SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL


Wow! The first thing (again today) I thought if was SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL. My music muse must be working overtime?

FYI: Just for you enjoyment... If you’re not shakin‘ enough, just keep going!



Written fro FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: SHAKE.