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Unbroken

I just finished reading a new book by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit. It’s called Unbroken, and it’s about the life and times of someone who was once quite famous but I had never heard of. His name is Louis Zamperini, and he was an Olympic-class track star who

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That’s My Boy!

Well, actually, he’s a young man of 19 years, and would have every right to be annoyed at being referred to as a juvenile. But hopefully he’ll cut me some slack on this, since “That’s My Young Man!” just doesn’t have quite the right ring to it… 🙂 Our son

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No Impediment to Enjoyment

We saw The King’s Speech last night, and boy was it a wonderful movie! I didn’t know that George VI had a lifelong stuttering problem, which he fought to overcome when he unexpectedly became king. The screenplay was excellent and the performances were marvelous, Colin Firth’s in particular. There’s a

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I’m Pretty Sure She Is

From someone who attended Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach to hear Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman speak at a program hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer: “People are still wondering if [Whitman’s] a carbon-based life form.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/30/MN881G3LMU.DTL&feed=rss.news#ixzz13sA5mKKW Always nice to see Star Trek references in modern culture :). And…

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A Study in Pink

We just got around to watching the first installment of a new BBC adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It’s wonderful!

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A Horse of a Different Color

Every once in a while I see a movie that is edge-of-the-seat exciting… even though I know how it will turn out before I walk into the theater. Secretariat is such a movie. Wow!

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