Friday, October 30, 2015


photo by Broo_am (Andy B)

Shaun of the Dead clip for you.  Apropos for the weekend!  What's your zombie count?  I come up with 9, but this scene makes me so nervous I may be off!   The movie is great Halloween, British fun.  Plus you've got The Smiths in there, if that means anything to you like it does me.  Record it for Halloween and watch with the teens, or after the kiddos have gone to bed.  (And steal a couple of Reeses, will ya?)



Principle in the type:  "A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men."          Willy Wonka

                                                                                             Happy Weekend Ghouls and Ghoul'ettes!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


photo by Jay Kim

Michael Kwan, 44, immigrated to the United States from China with his family over two decades ago.  He started work as a busboy, and now is CEO of a business group that "owns and operates 22 restaurants . . . 'In the States, there is so much opportunity.  I really believe if you work hard, you'll be successful,' said Kwan."    story               

Principle in the type:  "Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says, 'I'm Possible.' "     Audrey Hepburn 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


photo by Ron Cogswell

The weekend's poor performing movies, "left room for holdovers to take top spots."   Reclaiming its thrown, "The Martian" pulled in "15.9 million" in sales.   news            Maybe folks relate to feeling like they are from a different world?    

Principle in the type:  "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.  Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.  Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different actions or adjustments will have to follow.  But any action is better than no action at all.        Norman Vincent Peale          


Monday, October 26, 2015


photo by Library and Archives Canada

In September "Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch in history, passing the record set by her grandmother, Queen Victoria"   She's hip to the times as well, last year writing her first tweet.   news       “Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones. My own is no exception.  But I thank you all . . . for your touching messages of great kindness."    news              It's good to be Queen.

Principle in the type:  "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves:  'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'  Actually, who are you not to be?   You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn't serve the world."                Nelson Mandela