Monday, October 17, 2016

Mud or Morals

You know I've sat back and I've watched facebook and Twitter-my friends, family and acquaintances during this whole debacle otherwise known as the 2016 election. I am just shocked and saddened by how many people who are normally rational kind people have let this circus bring out their most negative thoughts and actions in the need to be "right". The bottom line in this election is that the people of the US are going to be the losers. Neither candidate is the "Best" the US has to offer. But instead of looking at the facts on both sides everyone wants to get down in the dirt and sling mud.
If you want to know what's going on then DO THE HOMEWORK. Go to unbiased sites/info and look where the candidates stand then use some of the knowledge you learned in your high school civics class about  our checks and balances system . Somethings are not going to be overturned no matter how much we despise and hate them (abortion) Nor can one person make a law to overstep our rights. If you want to know the truth we will only get it  when the homework is done. Social media won't give it to you in a meme, slanted post, or a screaming rave.
We can find the info for ourselves we just have to be invested enough to look for it and then make an EDUCATED, INFORMED decision voting our our personal conscious. And when someone disagrees with you treat them with respect and agree to disagree. That's one of the greatest things about this country and yet every day people are beating each other up over this very thing. The name calling, and degrading of others is beyond sad. This election has brought out the worst in a lot of people and I for one am ashamed of how we are looking to the rest of the world.
We all need to look at our own time lines and ask ourselves what would our  mothers think about them, what would  "Grandma" think about them. What would the person who we  hold at the highest esteem think of it. Now ask yourself is this the side you want your children and grandchildren to see.   Because when the dust settles we all still have to live with how we conducted ourselves .  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Eye in the Sky" A Movie Review

When I first saw the trailer for "Eye in the Sky"  I knew it was one of those movies I should see.  You know the ones, the films that have an important message and ask  poignant questions.

These stories'  purpose seem not to be one of just entertainment,  but one which needs the audience to ask itself  significant questions. They cause us to reflect and contemplate the acts and actions of people around us. I for one love these type of movies, maybe it's the lit major in me but I've always enjoyed films that have a message and make me think .
"Eye in the Sky"  is one of these.


 As the story begins we see Helen Mirren as Col. Katherine Powell, a British officer who is  overseeing a mission to capture terrorists who are are on  the top of an international wanted list.  The story unfolds and her mission escalates quickly changing into a complicated set of circumstances.  It morphs from a simple capture to the question of  acceptable collateral damage- even if the collateral damage is an innocent.

This is just one of the questions asked and argued at White Hall among several British Officials.  This debate is a means to get the audience to ask it'self some tough questions.   One of the points it hammers home is how easy it is to sit thousands of miles away and push a button causing death and destruction to the guilty but also to the innocent.

This movie is not a "good time" but it is done extremely well with a phenomenal cast and which requires the viewer to take a side and support their choice.   In a world where these type of  situations seem to be on the rise in areas we presumed to be safe (a concert in Paris) we have to start facing the choices we are making in the name of security and peace.  

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Something New

I've struggled at times to find the time to keep up with a blog.  Honestly I think it's just something I forget about and then I'm shocked at the amount of time that seems to race by.  On that note I've been thinking of something new I might want to try.  

So here we go.   I'm going to try and do movie reviews as well as possibly book reviews.   I'm also going to just do "topic"  writing but we'll see where it goes.   So stay tuned.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

True to the End?

We are just days away from the beginning of the end for True Blood.  This summer will be the last one  we will all tune into HBO on Sunday nights with trepidation and excitement wondering what new ways the show will  titillate, shock and frighten us.   We've  become obsessed with the story of a simple telepathic bar maid from Louisiana and the powerful  creatures of the night that seem to find her irresistible.  We've watched as the demons from our childhood nightmares have been brought to life before our very eyes and surprisingly  proven to be as sexy as they were dangerous.  It will be with great  anticipation that we'll watching and hoping our favorites  will survive the final season  

When the dust finally settles at the end of summer will we be satisfied  and  maybe even amazed,  or will we feel  let down and left to curse Alan Ball and the other writers - only time time will tell.
But one thing for sure; it's definitely been an exciting ride.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Blood Moon

Sometimes we are lucky enough for all the conditions to be favorable so we can enjoy a wonderful show in the sky.  We were lucky enough in our part of the US to have a clear beautiful night that lent it'self so well to the beautiful lunar eclipse on April 15,  2014 which resulted in a gorgeous blood moon.   Below are a few images that helps explain a lunar eclipse.

The moon during the April 15, 3014  eclipse (Southwest USA) 

Monday, July 1, 2013

True Blood S6 E3 You're No Good

There are so many that fit the title of this week's episode that it would be hard to pick just one but honestly the wolves spring to mind immediately.    I don't know WHAT the heck is going on with them, and is it just me or do they seem to be running a muck?   

Not looking friendly here 

Weres gone wild! 

The next person (and of course that's a really loosely used) to be up to no good is BILLITH!   I don't know what that supposed southern gentleman is up to but you can bet he's up to something. 

Bill's doing parlor tricks!  

He tries to manipulate her, AGAIN
And he's through when she won't give him what he wants

What is he up to with Andy and then.... 

There is this parting shot--that's a "I'm up to no good" look  if I've ever seen one

Then of course we have the curious, mysterious Ben.  Is he good, is he part fae or?   I think something is rotten in Denmark here, possibly.  He's a wild card that's for sure but he was happy to meet "Gramps"  AKA Niall,  and he sure wants to buddy up with Sookie.  What do you all think friend or foe?   

Ready to serve 

Helping out yet again? hmm 

What's he really up to ?
 Speaking of shady shenanigans there's a certain blonde blast from the past working with the crazy governor. Bet old Steve wished he'd been a little wiser picking spouses.

Trouble with a capital T
I saved what I thought was one of the best parts of the show till last, kinda like dessert.  Of course I'm talking about Eric who else.  I'm not sure what to think about Willa, is she girl caught in a bad situation with a crazy father, (she wouldn't be the first) or is she perhaps another fangbanger addicted to V.  I do think she's caught the sheriff's attention and not just because of her father.

Are you a good girl? 

Already sleeping with an enemy umm let's revisit the earlier question. 

Any guesses what she might be thinking about?  

Yep, getting Eric to put  his mouth on her was my first guess 

Did finger sucking ever look so sexy... 

Eric knows how to leave a girl  stunned and speechless 

Last but not least we have damage control.  It seems this season there's going to be a lot of carnage and tonight was no different with the destruction of the Fae Club and all it's fairies.  It's been interesting and entertaining to get a glimpse into this magical world and they will be missed.  

Niall wonders at the chaos 

He discovers the truth 

He is overcome with their memories

Remembering and understanding the attack of his nemesis -Warlow 

Beyond words- wounded with loss of his kin 

Rest well in  The Summerlands

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

True Blood Season 6 episode 3 "The Sun" recap

Sunday's episode had some fantastic surprises and left fans screaming for more.  
 The first question we were all  dying to know-- WHO IS THIS MAN?   

Simple this is Sookie and Jason's Fae Grandpa, Niall 

Now with that question answered we can move on to the sexy part of the night-- ERIC.  
 He played the part of a kick-butt hero in so many ways and most of us couldn't get enough. 

Is there a doctor in the house? 
Why yes there is and  Dr. Northman makes it all better

And who knew he could act!
Anyone call the Geek Squad? 
Oh wait is it our hero in disguise ?
Then finally Eric ends his day doing what he does best-
charming his way into a beautiful woman's window

 And if Eric wasn't enough to keep us entertained we had some more shocking things in store for us with The Sun  

Bill learns from Lilith that  she's not a god and neither is he, but he does have
a special mission 
He's also developed some interesting feeding habits 
And he can see the future and it doesn't look pretty

You would think that would be enough for this episode. I mean how much more can they give us right? 
I guess they wanted to thoroughly wear us out so it kept coming. 

New complications
New powers
New fae or friend? 
New family? 
New special friends
New family or new foe 
New father and new fae 
New foe or old enemy
Again new foe or old enemy