Movies, Our Cultural Mirrors

Films communicate present day culture and artistic ability. When we keep up with the year’s films, particularly the films that are nominated for an Oscar, we’ve sampled the culture of the time.
“Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and to understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.” Martin Scorsese

Week-end Planning

Everyone likes a great gig. What are you planning to do this week-end that will be fun and memorable. Find some inspiration, music and get in touch with some fun folks. Take photos as proof.

Special Times

“This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” Ralph Waldo EmersonIMG_9040

Happiness Is...

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

Sometimes “we must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
And when this happens, be in, be real and be bold.

What Are You Thinking About?

We walk around, it’s in our mind…everyday.
“Never give up on something that you can’t stop thinking about.” Huff Post

The True Joys of Age

At this age we’ve experienced divorce, serious illness, death, offspring joy and disappointment, successful careers and long lives. We don’t worry so much because we know most things will work out…just as they are naturally destined. We’ve learned how to listen, empathize, comfort and show up in the lives of our friends. Smiling is easy and laughter is treasured. We appreciate the present, but plan mightily for the future. Our grandchildren amaze us and we admire the youth who rear them.
We choose to be happy and bonded together.


I hear people criticize others when they’re not consistent over time. Seems to me that evolving thinking is clearly a sign of intelligence. Rigidity is not.
For example, just look at nature – as it changes..

Shopping, No Stress, Just Looking

As said in an earlier post, if you want an item, take a photo. Carry it around, show people and talk about the fun you had – free. So you don’t feel deprived, dress up and enjoy the shopping trip. Along the way, smile at and talk to people you meet, hold some doors open, smile at babies and young children and, generally – spread a little cheer. Donate what change you have in the red kettle as you leave – and feel grateful for the experience.

On how to be a lady who lived into her 90's

“I believe in denial… Denial is a marvelous thing.”    Kitty Carlisle

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