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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 20, 2015 at 6:50pm

I grew up on Svengoolie.  I'm still a fan.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 20, 2015 at 6:41pm
Bertold, To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite book and movie.
Comment by Pat on November 20, 2015 at 5:22pm

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 5:18pm

BERWYN?!? [chuckle!]

Comment by Pat on November 20, 2015 at 3:56pm

Carl, I just recently saw The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on "Svengoolie." And, I wasn't even in Berwyn!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 20, 2015 at 8:34am
I really enjoyed Pleasantville as well. One of my favorite movies is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, another Don Knotts film. It's a childhood favorite that I own on DVD.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 8:05am

I think Pleasantville has no small resonance for us as well, Bertold.  Making the transition from the "pleasant" (and frequently not so pleasant!) fiction of religion to a more satisfying if also more complicated real-world POV is very much what we are about and something Pleasantville gave powerful expression to.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 20, 2015 at 7:56am

Pleasantville was an amazing film. The first time I saw it, I thought I was in for a lame piece of fluff, but it developed a hell of a bite real fast. The gradual intro of color and reprise of courtroom scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird were brilliant.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 7:53am

I did indeed see Don in Pleasantville, and his was a wonderful touch to a movie I enjoy a lot.  That story, though, to put it at its mildest, was disturbing.

Comment by Greyfax Grimwald on November 20, 2015 at 7:07am

Is that the prequel to the TV series Smallville?


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