a great review Roy.
[Image Source: Wikipedia] There’s “Something There,” all right. Disney’s 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast is an absolute delight. Maybe I just needed a movie like this right here, right now, but this update spoke to my heart and soul and had me staying through every last bit of the credits, with tears streaming down my cheeks and a big smile on my face.
I’ve been agnostic about the artistic need (not the commercial one) for the unyielding march of Disney’s flesh-and-blood remakes/reinventions, since the runaway success of the garishly underwhelming Alice in Wonderland. True, each subsequent entry has improved upon the last, from the DOA Oz the Great and Powerful to the well-cast if underwritten feminism of Maleficent, from the poignant but ultimately forgettable Cinderella to the sparkling eco-parable The Jungle Book, culminating in last summer’s exemplary if underappreciated Pete’s Dragon.
Beauty and the…
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Awesome and interesting Post Beth so I’m going repost on Rambling Thoughts for others to read too.
Whiskey Lovers Engraved Personalized Whiskey Glasses
Our Whiskey Lover personalized engraved Whiskey glasses make perfect gifts for whiskey lovers and gifts for bourbon lovers. These unusual engraved whiskey drinking glasses are an amazing collection of Whiskey Lovers and Bourbon…
so funny that this brand targeted me
as a demographic match
a potential interested buyer of their products
based upon my personal interests on Facebook.
apparently i appear to be
a whiskey/bourbon drinking
engraved glass collecting
john wayne type.
and a southern lady.
(i guess i am from the south, if you consider michigan “the south”
in relation to the border we share with canada)
“the internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication
since the invention of call waiting.”
A straight forward look at the Presidency of Obama from Tom Demerly.
By Tom Demerly for tomdemerly.com
Friday, January 20, 2017 is the final day President Barack Hussein Obama II will serve as President of the United States. He was President for 2,931 days.
Those were among the most significant days in my life.
The day President Obama was sworn in I owned a business grossing well over $1M. I earned an upper-middle class living. I owned a house in the city where I was born. I actively participated in local government, paid for a new car in cash and was on track with retirement savings for a person my age.
A year later I lost everything.
The full weight of the banking collapse, the global recession and the automotive meltdown settled on Dearborn, Michigan. The stock market plummeted to 6,000. People lost houses, businesses and livelihoods. I lost all those things and more. I had a stroke and lost part of my…
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Children think with their minds with no limits while adults have limits on their minds.
a couple of enterprising 5-year olds
create the raised walkway
many 3s, 4s and 5s
try it out
for quality control
offering their suggestions
rebuilding as they go.
“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,
mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
Did you know that the first Christmas was celebrated all the back in 336 in the month of December on the day of the 25 in the time of the first Christian Emperor of Rome a Roman Emperor by the name of Constantine. A little while later Pope Julius I declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated all the time on December 25 every year.
The beginning of the Christmas Tree traditions started just like a lot of our other traditions in Germany. It started back in the 16th century when both Christians brought trees that was decorated into their homes. The evergreen fir tree has been used to celebrate winter festivals both Christian and pagans for thousands of years. Pagans used it more during the winter because it makes them think that spring was coming.
Pope John Paul in 2004, made the Christmas tree a symbol of Christ because this was ancient custom which he exalts the value of life, as in the winter what is the evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and remains Christians of the “tree of life” Genesis 2:9 a image of Christ a supreme gift of God to humanity.
The first Christmas tree to came out of England credit was given to Prince Albert a consort of Queen Victoria in 1840 but it was actually Queen Charlotte the German wife of George III who actually put the tree in the Queen’s Lodge Windsor in December of 1800. Legend states that a religious reformer by the name Martin Luther invented the Christmas tree. But this is a story for another day and I promise to tell you about Charlotte very soon.