Movie Views: Lessons from DOWNSIZING

Recently, I saw the film #DOWNSIZING with Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig and Christoph Waltz. I enjoyed the film immensely. The scope of the film and its tone blending comedy and drama in an offbeat and thoughtful way, had me mesmerized from the first thirty minutes. The cinematography, exuberance and attention to detail captivated me much the same way THE TRUMAN SHOW did 20...

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Getting Creative in 2018

Over the past ten years, I’ve embarked on some fun creative challenges (or a few) each year. I’ve taken art classes, written a short story one-paragraph-a-day, posted a Song-of-the-day for all 365 days and more. One of my favorite projects was a Photo-a-Day challenge I completed years ago. I still have it posted on my Flickr account and stop by often for...

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Happy New Year…Now Write!

Well, the day isn’t over yet. My intention in 2018 is to write something every day – whether it’s here as a blog, as micropoetry on Twitter, something I may be developing for a book or short story or an entry in my new, beautiful journal a good friend recently sent me as a Christmas gift. (Can’t wait to use it…thank you again, J!)   I...

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New Tradition for New Year’s Eve?

This won’t be a long blog tonight, but I felt compelled to write it. The holidays are in full throttle. Some of us have just finished spending oodles of money on gifts for loved ones and eaten far too many calories/sodium/sugar (pick your culprit) than we probably should have eaten. But the fun’s not over yet. There’s still New Year’s Eve. And the...

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Book Review: Estelle by H.P. Oliver

When I pick up a book, I love to be transported to another place, and sometimes, this can mean another time. It takes real talent and copious research to paint a landscape that recreates the sound, imagery, and spirit of a time most readers will have never visited during their lifetime. Add interesting characters and weave into it some intrigue, and I’m hooked. One...

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Book Review: Sideways Rain by Cameron Lincoln

Reading is one of my favorite things when I set aside some time to do it – not always an easy task. But I am making a renewed effort to give that time of rejuvenation and imagination back to myself as an end-of-year gift. In turn, I am giving back to other readers and fellow writers by sharing here on my blog any books I read that I consider 4-star and 5-star caliber and...

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