A Cowboy’s Funeral

Billy Kaye was my Dad’s friend first, but was really a friend of the family. My family has a habit of adopting people whose own family lives too far away to get together frequently. So I got to know Billy Kaye at Thanksgiving dinners, though I’d see him and his …

Aidan Turner in HATTIE

Aidan Turner in HATTIE (2011) Spoilers ahead. You have been warned. HATTIE is a beautiful and emotional period film (England, 1960s) based on the events of actress, Hattie Jacques and her relationships with her husband John LeMesurier and her lover, John Schofield (played by Turner). Yes. Both were named John. This …

The Hobbit; a Pre-Movie(s) Book Review

THE HOBBIT; A Pre-Movie(s) Review “”Balin and Dwalin,” they said not daring to be offended, and sat flop on the floor looking rather surprised.” – The Hobbit, Chapter Seven. J.R.R. Tolkien”s tale The Hobbit is beautifully and comically written. Tolkien is such a wonderful storyteller that the tale of Bilbo Baggins and Thorin and …