Book Comments: What Einstein Told His Barber by Robert L. Wolke

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The required US legal disclaimer: All images are the property of their owners I reproduce them here under the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law for commentary and critique

I enjoy learning things about just about anything. Many of the non-fiction books I enjoy the most are ones I walk away knowing things I didn’t before. So when I saw What Einstein Told His Barber by Robert L. Wolke I thought I’d found a book for me. Continue reading

We’re New Doggie Parents

Molly Dog

Molly Dog

Spring is trying to make an appearance here in Wisconsin (despite the three inches of snow we got yesterday) which turned our minds to adopting a dog.  I’d been surfing the various pet rescue and adoption sites sending photos to Mike.  We saw this one Molly that appealed to both of us and I sent two e-mails.  However, bad dog didn’t reply.  She disappeared from the sites and we figured she’d gotten her forever home. Continue reading

What I did in Naples – Mozzarella Factory Tour

A portrait of the Water Buffalo that hung in the small family store.  Tribute to their source of income.

A portrait of the Water Buffalo that hung in the small family store. Tribute to their source of income.

That morning started out much better than the dash about going to Capri Morning. Got up in time to have coffee and breakfast before heading off to the Mozzarella factory. Walking to the meeting point I saw I was going to be about 5 minutes late but since it was a bus not a boat I wasn’t worried. Continue reading

Movie Comments – RIPD

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The required US legal disclaimer: All images are the property of their owners I reproduce them here under the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law for commentary and critique

Yes we are hammering away at our recorded movie backlog. I mean really what else are you going to do on a cold March evening? Looking for something light, we chose RIPD. It fit the bill for light entertainment.

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Movies: Being Flynn

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The required US legal disclaimer: All images are the property of their owners I reproduce them here under the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law for commentary and critique

We have a lot of movies to watch at our house. You see our cable company gave all subscribers a free month of HBO. Top this great offer with Mike’s love of movies and that gives us an 80% full recording cable box. He even taped a plethora of chick flicks and I don’t like chick flicks. Apparently he does or he’s trying to get in touch with his softer side. Either way, it just about a movie a night around here.

One he taped I’d never heard of Being Flynn. Continue reading

Throw Back Thursday with An ANNOUNCEMENT

That's me when I was little next to Mom's Irises when we lived in Greeneville.  Photo is from about 1970.

That’s me when I was little next to Mom’s Irises when we lived in Greeneville. Photo is from about 1970.

A bearded Iris is my favorite flower. It has been for as long as I can remember. I think this is why. I loved it when the irises next to our driveway in Greeneville, Tennessee in were in full bloom. It was a riot of color and scents just my height. One of my fondest memories of living in town (besides having playmate just across the street) was the bloom of the irises followed by the big old lilac bush at the corner of the house. All are gone now.

When Greeneville started hosting the Iris Festival back in 1994 it was the right choice in my mind. Continue reading