Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Zero Dark Thirty”

We were not sure we wanted to see “Zero Dark Thirty,” until it received five Oscar nominations. Then we felt compelled… Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a CIA operative attached to the team focusing on tracking down bin Laden. For years she … Continue reading

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“Parental Guidance”

If you haven’t seen “Parental Guidance” with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, and Marisa Tomei, you really should. And take your kids with you. It’s very entertaining and as wise/wise-ass as a family movie can be… Artie Decker (Crystal), a multi-decade … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

We love sweet potatoes and they are super nutritional. Usually I’ll bake or cube & roast them, so I was very pleased to find this hearty recipe in Family Circle‘s January 2013 issue. A perfect winter dish, warming you from the … Continue reading

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“Broken City”

“Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones is about corruption, injustice, and murder in the big city – so what’s different about that, Hollywood?… Seven years after Detective Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) has been released from a murder charge on a … Continue reading

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Three Uncommon Diseases

We have a very large extended family all over the country, as well as in Alaska, South Africa, and Czechoslovakia. Although we have had the normal share of heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, broken bones, etc., three uncommon diseases have afflicted our family in … Continue reading

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Two and One-Third Movies

Last weekend we saw almost three movies, but time has not allowed me to preview them for you until now… Friday night: “Gangster Squad” – the projector kept messing up and the teenagers running the place could not fix it. … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

Pick a card, any recipe card…Cooking is not magical. However, one ingredient can make all the difference in deliciousness – love. When you love what you’re doing and who you’re cooking for, everything seems to turn out yummy. The only … Continue reading

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