Monthly Archives: June 2014

The World Cup Starts Today

In honor of the world cup, I post another John Oliver clip describing the wonderful organization that is FIFA, and the world’s most popular religion. Ok, this blog is supposed to be MY random thoughts, not John Oliver’s. But it’s … Continue reading

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Films About Women Part 11

1 August: Osage County August: Osage County benefits tremendously, as far as I’m concerned, from the medium. It was originally a play, which I have neither read nor seen. I cannot help but feel that I might be a little … Continue reading

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Dream Vs. Reality

Almost four years ago, I went to Washington DC for the first time. Rick Steves rightly said that when an American goes to Washington DC, they are going on a kind of secular pilgrimage. One thing I really wanted to … Continue reading

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C’est Magnifique

I could write my own post about the French Open today, but I’m too behind on things, so I’m going to steal QR’s post. 🙂 Congratulations to Rafa and to Maria for winning the French Open. Condolences to Nole, who … Continue reading

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Council of War John Rogers

I saw this at a museum. Lately I’ve been ignoring the European Art selection in museums, because I feel like that’s all I see. I’m trying to expand my horizons. Plus, I just saw 12 Years a Slave, so this … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today

“This is D-day,” came the announcement over the English news and quite rightly, ‘this is the day.’ the invasion has begun! Oh, Kitty, the best part of the invasion is that I have the feeling that friends are approaching. We … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality by John Oliver

This is hilarious. It makes me mad, but it actually does make me want to go to the FCC and comment. Here’s the link in case you decide to comment. http://www.fcc.gov/comments You can also e-mail the FCC as well at … Continue reading

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Films about Women Part 10

1 Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a very American film. It is a road movie combined with a Western. This film could not have taken place in Europe. Well, it could have taken place in Europe but it … Continue reading

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Henry Ossawa Tanner, Daniel in the Lion’s Den

I believe his father was a minister, so it is not surprising that so many of his paintings have religious themes. There was a comment on the internet when I was looking for a picture by him, wondering why Tanner … Continue reading

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Renee Fleming Jewel Song

Here you go!

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