Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu

Happiness only comes through effort, or so the movie says. The movie Late Spring (Banshun), has shots of toenail clippings or apple peels bridges or segues between the fulness of spring into doldrums of summer, when the flowers wilt from the heat and green foliage overpowers the flowers and it becomes a green world. These … Continue reading Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu

IVF over 40 a dicey strategy

Many young women were understandably seduced by the once widely publicized message that if they chose to delay pregnancy and were then unable to conceive, they could still have babies through in vitro fertilization, also known as I.V.F.Miriam Zoll was one of them. Married at age 35, she thought she had plenty of time to … Continue reading IVF over 40 a dicey strategy

Spousal Abuse Kardashian Style

I don't know much about the Kardashians, except they have mega fortunes touting their bodies and krassness.  Of the family shot below, I know the middle one, married to Kanye West and I am not sure what her name is, I think Kim?  Well this article from the New York Post on why poor Lamar … Continue reading Spousal Abuse Kardashian Style

Death Becomes Her

from the UK Spectator, July 26 2015Not content with Facebooking our every foible, Instagramming the births of our children and live-tweeting our daily lives, more and more of us are now making a public spectacle of dying. We're inviting strangers not merely to 'like' expertly filtered photos of our breakfasts, but to admire the way … Continue reading Death Becomes Her

Walking to Church by Rockwell

Walking to Church, the illustration above, is one of the many things that the family of the Saturday Evening Post, will be selling at auction as well as “Saying Grace,” & “The Gossips”Of Rockwell’s 322 covers for The Post, the three images were particularly popular. “Saying Grace” — a crowded restaurant with a boy and … Continue reading Walking to Church by Rockwell

10 Ways to fulfill your Resolutions

Image via Wikipedia[/caption] Ten Ways to Achieve Your Writing Resolutions for 2011 January 12, 2011By Daphne Gray-GrantIs the bloom off your New Year's resolution rose? If so, you're in good company. Four out of five people who make New Year's resolutions eventually break them. And 33 percent don't even last till the end of January!While … Continue reading 10 Ways to fulfill your Resolutions

Moab … the hat

Moab, n. [‘ A kind of hat shaped like a turban.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈməʊab/,  U.S. /ˈmoʊæb/ Etymology:Humorously < the name of Moab (see Moabite adj. and n.) occurring in the biblical phrase ‘Moab is my washpot’ (Psalm 60:8 and 108:9, where David compares the subjugated nation of Moab to a vessel used for washing the feet). In sense 1 with reference to the pot-like shape of … Continue reading Moab … the hat

Obit: Thomas Tierney, paper doll artist, dies at 85

Thomas Tierney, age 85 dies on July 12 2014.Tom Tierney, who quite by accident found fame and fortune dressing — and undressing — notables from George Washington to Greta Garbo to Pope John Paul II, died on July 12 at his home in Smithville, Tex. The cause was lung cancer, Kathy O'Tierney, his niece, said … Continue reading Obit: Thomas Tierney, paper doll artist, dies at 85