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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

my summer-in-winter vacation

I’m back.  After a lovely, warm, lush and vibrant week in Costa Rica, I have returned to grey, dirty, dark and (relatively) cold Boston.  I’m quite happy to be home, … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

(soon to be) leavin’ on a jet plane

Hello, friends and enemies — Tomorrow, I’m leaving for a week-long vacation in a warm, sunny, lovely place I’ve never been before.  I haven’t started packing yet; our flight is so … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walkin’ on, walkin’ on broken Glass: The Revenant

As you’re probably aware, The Revenant is one of the eight nominees for Best Picture this year.  I thought about that this morning, while I drank my coffee and scrolled through Twitter: … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The power of love: Possession

I can’t exist by myself because I’m afraid of myself, because I’m the maker of my own evil. If you’ve ever been in a rapidly deteriorating relationship, perhaps you’ve heard … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Just gals bein’ pals: Carol

It’s not a terribly original thing to say, but movies – especially those produced in Hollywood during its so-called Golden Age – have, in no small part, taught us how … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Seventh Seal

This has been a bad week.  First we learned that David Bowie had died, and today we learned that Alan Rickman had joined him.  Hell, even René Angélil died today. … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

let’s rant

This was originally posted on my Tumblr, because I’m a whiny millennial loser, but what the hell – I’ll post it here, too. Like clockwork, the social justice buzzards started … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment