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Field of Dreams - Moonlight Movies in the Park 4/5 stars

It was another wonderful night in the park for a movie last night.  The weather was fantastic, the seats were great,  the choice of films was excellent as was the company of those who I shared it with. 665 more words

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 Foundation of mass mind control, by Jon Rappoport, July 25, 2014


May newest collection, Power Outside the Matrix, contains a lengthy writer’s tutorial.  Aside from practical advice, I stress what freedom means to a writer, what it really means in terms of available energy. 2,994 more words


The Swimmer (1968)

The loneliest lonely-man movie ever made, based on what you’d think would be an unfilmable John Cheever short story: Burt Lancaster is a Connecticut family man who, apropos of nothing, appears in a neighbor’s yard and dives into the pool. 75 more words


[1958] Separate Tables

I have a strong connection to 1958’s Auntie Mame because it’s a movie that I would watch with my father every so often as a younger lad, but often enough for its lore to remain etched into my brain.  933 more words

First Take

The Swimmer (1968)

The Swimmer is a pretty astonishing, strange and  disturbing film. I first saw it many years ago on a late-night tv screening on a Friday or Saturday night, and it has, frankly, haunted me ever since. 661 more words


Mistaken Identity: Valdez is Coming!

Whenever I meet new acquaintances, fairly often they are surprised by my last name. (Yes, a random topic I pulled out of a rhetorical, imaginary hat.) “Valdez, really?” “No, really, what’s your… 368 more words


Sweet Smell of Success

“I’d hate to take a bite out of you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.” – J. J. Hunsecker

“In the swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, 682 more words

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