Monthly Archives: April 2014

To Hope by John Keats

WHEN by my solitary hearth I sit, And hateful thoughts enwrap my soul in gloom; When no fair dreams before my “mind’s eye” flit, And the bare heath of life presents no bloom; Sweet Hope, ethereal balm upon me shed, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Rememberance Day

My next series of films about women will be about women in the Holocaust and women in WWII. However, that seems inappropriate for today. All that seems appropriate is this.

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Films About Women List 6

1 How to Marry a Millionaire This choice will probably be controversial. No doubt there are people who confuse a list of films about women with a list of feminist films. I don’t care about that. I care that films … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. As a writer, I should be jealous of Shakespeare. And yet, I’m not. I am just so thankful that he existed at all. There is no one like Shakespeare in the English language. I criticized … Continue reading

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Noli Me Tangere by Titian

I believe this picture is at the National Gallery in London. I’m also adding But Thou Didst Not Leave Thy Soul in Hell. The singer has excellent diction. I can understand every word. Happy Easter everyone!

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Films about Women List 5

1 The Hunger Games This is a very recent film based on the best selling trilogy. It was the third highest grossing film of 2012, if memory serves me right. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, it tells the story of … Continue reading

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Music from The Saint Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

The original German of the popular hymn. In true Lutheran fashion, the text is German, not Latin. Fans of Martin Scorsese will recognize the final chorus from the movie Casino. (Which I’ve never seen.) It is the final chorus of … Continue reading

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