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Some Good Flicks

I’m too lazy to come up with a better title. The Station Agent This 1993 film stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as a loner who inherits a train station in a small town.  His attempt to live in solitude is interrupted by the local concession vender (Bobby Cannavale) and a scatter-brained housewife (Patricia Clarkson). The Fountain … Continue reading

I knew I was strong

This is a silly self-affirmation post. I joked to my mother, “How do you like your manly daughter?” The thing is, I come from two lines of women who take care of themselves and their own.  My maternal great-grandmother was left to raise her children alone in the early 20th century.  My paternal grandmother had … Continue reading

Chicken and Rice

This is a simple recipe I make for my family regularly. 2 Chicken Breasts, chopped 4 cups Chicken Broth, divided 1 cup long-grain Rice 2 T butter or cooking oil 2 T flour Cover the chopped chicken with water and bring to a boil.  Simmer with a lid until done.  While the chicken is cooking, in … Continue reading

Twilight as “Mommy Porn”: Fifty Shades of Grey

I first heard about Fifty Shades of Grey on twitter around a month ago.  I told a friend about and she read them (Grey is the first of a trilogy) and has been “chomping at the bit” for me to read them so we could discuss.  I just finished the first novel, and as promised, here are … Continue reading