Category Archives: movies

the banshees of inisherin

We watched this movie on HBO Max last night. It recently won a Golden Globe in the Comedy division, which is baffling.  Described by critics as a “slow and sad” story (after we watched it I realized that description was … Continue reading

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what’s streaming on the big tv

HBO Max:  Somebody Somewhere, described as a “dark comedy” about a woman in Kansas finding her voice and finding a community while dealing with grief. I am not making this sound like the wonderful show it is.  The characters are … Continue reading

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finished and delivered

The “Octopus Quilt” is finished.  And delivered to Angela (she of cancer-care fame), Jeff and kids on Wednesday. I explained that it was for snuggling on the couch.  It can be thrown in the washer and dryer, no problem. It … Continue reading

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the windermere children

This was quite a film.  Based on a true story, it’s the mostly unknown story of 300 children who survived the Nazi death camps and were sent to the English countryside for rehabilitation and treatment.  The caretakers were expecting small … Continue reading

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snow plows, dead sea scrolls and a magpie

After quite a long 48 hours, a snowplow returned to our driveway last night to plow us out and fix the mess that left us trapped before it all froze.  The driver was the owner of the company and wanted … Continue reading

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a cold spell, apples and a movie

Greetings from the cold North!  It’s 9 degrees this morning, with a wind chill of zero.  Friday morning it was 8 below.   Tomorrow we’re getting a full blown nor’easter with 4-12″ of snow and high winds. In other words, winter. I’m … Continue reading

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manhunt: deadly games

Every night around 6:00, Banjo Man asks me, “What are we watching tonight?” As I have somehow been appointed as Covid Entertainment Director it’s up to me to find good shows to fill the hours before we stagger off to … Continue reading

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first snowstorm, hot soup and Hillbilly Elegy

A “nor’easter” hit last night.  We had plenty of warning, as the storm had trekked across the Midwest and the Mideast before hitting New England. At midnight we had 3″ of snow.  This morning there is about 6″, but we’ve … Continue reading

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day 3 of social isolating

Remember the mercury glass thermometers? I miss them. I had mine for forty-eight years.  It has disappeared.  Banjo Man thinks it broke last year, but I don’t remember that.  I babied it, knowing it was an environmental hazard that should … Continue reading

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splish splash

I’ve been quiet because I’ve had nothing very interesting to write about. Sorry about that. I’m going to the YMCA four mornings a week (Monday-Thursday and sometimes on Friday) to the water aerobics classes.  I’m out the door by 8:15, … Continue reading

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