Tagged with movies

The Movies and Adoption

This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop topic is movies and adoption. I have a few thoughts on the topic, though not many. I know that’s odd for me. When I wrote for AdoptionBlogs.com, I watched and reviewed several adoption-related movies, including the much maligned horror flick Orphan. Since leaving them, I don’t think I’ve watched … Continue reading

Ariel Gets a Bad Rap

In the last week, three of my Facebook friends have posted this photo: I’m not going to argue with Cinderella or Snow White. The only thing I have to say about Sleeping Beauty is that she was alive, she was just asleep, so I’d change the word alive to awake. However, I take issue with … Continue reading

The Business of Being Born

I finally watched The Business of Being Born, a documentary produced by Ricki Lake. It’s about home birth – essentially how wonderful and safe home birth is. I don’t necessarily disagree. Ever since I witnessed S’s badly mismanaged labor, I’ve thought that the longer an expectant mom stays away from the hospital, the better. Now, … Continue reading

Family History: Books and Movies

DesignZ by Dede is still doing the Family History prompts, and I’m still late in answering them. Write about what you like to read. What’s your favorite book? Write about your favorite kinds of movies to see. What are your favorites? My favorite book is Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton. Don’t much care for the sequels, … Continue reading

He’s a Tramp

(originally posted on LiveJournal) Jack has recently (as in, since Sunday) become obsessed with The Lady and the Tramp. He likes the white dog – Peg. Peg sings “He’s a Tramp”. Jack asked me to sing it for him at bed time. So I sang… “He’s a tramp, but they love him. Breaks a new heart, … Continue reading

Star Trek

(originally published on LiveJournal) So, this is the last time I’m going to mention that I know Zachary Quinto (aka Young Spock). He was one of my Computing Skills Workshop students. He was also a classmate for a semester in some of the CFA classes I took. And I swear, I am not making this … Continue reading

Focusing on the Positive

This has been a very bad week. I’m sure I’ll write about that soon. But I wanted to focus on the positive, in the form of an email message I just received from Max. Max took Jack to see Wall-E, Jack’s second movie theater movie, while I’m at work. Subject: To say that Jack liked … Continue reading

4th of July

The 4th of July is my very favorite holiday (followed closely by Christmas – if only in my head). I love the celebration of summer. I am not patriotic, and usually do not stand for the national anthem when it is sung at baseball games and graduations. But everyone deserves a birthday, right? So Happy … Continue reading