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Ferris Wheels and Romance

Do you know what today is? If you said Valentine’s Day you are only half right. It is also the birthday of the inventor of the Ferris wheel—George W. Ferris. It is interesting that the two are intertwined because I’m sure many romances began or advanced while riding ‘round and ‘round the giant Ferris wheel.

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A Valentine for You

Reprinted from www.homekeynotes.com. Written by my friend Anne Voight: LAUGH…..LIVE…..LOVE! By Anne Voight Love doesn’t bring money but it gives so much in return… Love accepts, believes, hopes it’s watching children hug, giggle… Noticing the elderly couple holding hands, their eyes twinkling… Love is a smile, a touch to reassure, to support… Love transforms, changes,

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A Letter to my Readers

    Dear Friends; I need your help. Would you like to be a guest blogger? Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion on a current affair, write a movie review, or share with us a favorite story, poem, or inspirational insight. I am currently working on a book and since this is taking

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Zero Dark Thirty illuminates the dark side of war

  Zero Dark Thirty is about the manhunt for the most dangerous man in the world, Osama bin Laden. Although it has been nominated for many awards it has also attracted attention for controversy and criticism for allegedly taking a pro-torture stance. But, war is a nasty business. The title is a military term for

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Promised Land is a small movie that tackles a big subject

  Promised Land is a small movie currently in limited release that should get more publicity than it has. It is about the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is commonly called. Promised Land written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski (of The Office) also stars these two men who oppose each

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Movie Review: Parental Guidance is misunderstood by the critics

Parental Guidance is a cute little movie about generational differences and parenting styles. The movie encompasses three generations which include the modern techie parents, the out-of-date grandparents, and three hyper bratty kids. The movie stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as the grandparents and Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott as the tech savvy parents.

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Les Miserables Has Many Virtues

  Les Miserables is a complicated movie to review because Victor Hugo wrote a very broad and far reaching book in 1862 upon which the movie and stage play are based. The book is populated with a multitude of characters from many different backgrounds. There are so many plots and subplots running throughout a long

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New Beginnings

With a new year comes new beginnings~~ From the Huffington Post:

 
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Advice for the New Year

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

Have you ever noticed that a lot of Christmas songs and carols mention holly? We have the Old English carol Deck the Halls…, the even older The Holly and the Ivy, and the modern songs Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas, and We Need a Little Christmas. We see holly decorations everywhere, adorning carolers on holiday

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