Stardust

Little Movies I Love: Stardust

I’m a sucker for a Cinderella story, and in this regard Stardust is extremely satisfying.  Based on a book by Neil Gaimon, it is the story of Tristan (Charlie Cox), a boy too mild-mannered, soft-spoken and poor to win the heart of the love of his life, Victoria (Sienna Miller). She has pledged her allegiance to Humphrey, a…

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Coffee without a lid

I’m sitting here with my morning cup of coffee, grateful that it does not have a lid.  That means I am not rushing off to work, drinking coffee in the car and in my room at school before the kids come rushing in off the buses and from the car rider lines.  Don’t get me…

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Ireland

I’ve returned from Ireland, and it was fantastic.  What can I say that hasn’t been said before?  It is green.  It is beautiful.  The people are warm and welcoming.  Everyone says these things, and they are all true. Let me tell you what I wasn’t expecting.  First of all it feels big.  Ireland is a…

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Obsession of the Week: Ireland

On Friday,  I am going to Ireland. Not just Ireland.  My good friend and “travel director,” Helen, also has us scheduled for 2 days in London and 3 days in Edinburgh.  (Can we all say together Harry Potter and Outlander?) Helen is from Northern Ireland, so we’re spending some days there (locations for Game of Thrones), but…

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Ode to the Ocean

Ok, so this isn’t really an “ode.”  I’m not going to put it in verse form.  Nonetheless it is a celebration of the setting in which I find myself today–Palm Coast, Florida–sitting on a balcony, looking out at the ocean. Everyone needs to see the ocean at least once in their lives.  There is no…