Category: Sports | Baseball | Drama | Romance | Literary Fiction Director: Barry Levinson | Author: Bernard Malamud Studio: Columbia; 1984 Keywords: Baseball; Depression-Era America; Boyhood Dreams; Ordinary Heroes; Everyday Magic; Hope Triumphs Just in time for what should be the beginning of baseball season, I offer a glimpse at a baseball movie derived from … More Peek-a-Book-to-Screen-Adaptation: “The Natural”
Category: Historical Fiction | Mystery & Suspense | Literary Fiction Author: Fiona Davis Publisher: DUTTON / Penguin Random House LLC; 2019 Keywords: World War II; McCarthyism; Anti-Communism; Broadway; Hollywood Fiona Davis is a best-selling author known for writing about iconic New York City buildings whose history – or even very existence, as in The Masterpiece … More Peek-a-Book: “The Chelsea Girls”
Testimony by Scott Turow My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wouldn’t have thought the premise of Testimony—the Bosnian war and the fate of a group of Roma, the long-persecuted nomadic people erroneously named “Gypsies” (they originally emigrated from India, not Egypt)—would be a subject that would interest me enough to pick up the book. … More Review: “Testimony” by Scott Turow
Recently, I received this request for an opinion from a fellow creative writer, who needed help in settling a family dispute over parts of speech—some words don’t seem to fit into the basic eight (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection). We were out for dinner today with the whole family. The grandkids were playing Mad Libs, and my … More Help! I’m “speeding” toward a family feud about parts of speech…
If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then today you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day…again…and again…and again…. My favorite part of this time-warp movie comes near the end, when Phil (also the groundhog’s name) Connors finally gets it. He starts living in the ever-present moment, the only way … More But what happens on February 3rd?
Victoria is a novel by Daisy Goodwin, who also created and wrote the eight-part ITV/PBS drama of the same name currently airing in the US on Masterpiece. Daisy Goodwin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Fortune Hunter and The American Heiress, is a Londoner who earned a degree in history at Cambridge, attended Columbia’s film … More Peek-a-Book: “Victoria” – Tale of a Young Queen
Updated from the original post on The Patient Path – December 16, 2016 Acknowledging the Sad Passing of Someone Who Had Time Enough to Live Her Dream: Cindy Stowell, “Jeopardy!” Champion JEOPARDY PRODUCTIONS, INC., VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Dies Before She Could See Her Triumph on TV See Original Story 12/16/16 By DANIEL VICTOR Last Friday, it … More Living Her Life in “Jeopardy” Before Colon Cancer Claimed Her
Reposted from ThePatientPath.net – Coping with Women’s Cancers Photo Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for “Meet The Press” I was Gwen Ifill’s age when I was diagnosed with uterine (endometrial) cancer three years ago. Today, the world lost an astute, inspiring reporter, whom I’ve followed on the PBS NewsHour for a number of years. More than 60,000 … More Gwen Ifill, PBS Reporter, Dies of Uterine Cancer
REPOSTED WITH THANKS FROM THE ARTICLE ON GLOBALBUSINESS.ME BY FAROK J. CONTRACTOR, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY © 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University See the updated post: Second Helping, November 24, 2016 As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day repasts each year, they are taught to recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers,” … More Thanksgiving Day and Globalization
Reposted from The Patient Path FEBRUARY 3, 2015 If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then yesterday you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day . . . again . . . and again . . . and again. My favorite part of the movie is near the end, when Phil … More What happens on February 3rd?