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History of a School that Failed.

It all started when a friend who was moving back to the States offered me his wide screen TV.  He didn’t want to lug it back, so I was happy to take it off his hands. 789 more words


The Shootist

Gregory Jenkins

The Shootist (1976)

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. 577 more words

The Shootist


You find the most interesting things in old, classic movies … if you pay attention. Take John Ford’s iconic western Stagecoach.

On a stagecoach to Lordsberg there is a fine collection of passengers Chaucer would have been proud to represent: the whore, the pregnant patrician, the gambler, the whiskey drummer, the drunken doctor, the wise Marshal, the feisty driver, and the Ringo Kid who just busted out of prison and is planning to get his revenge on the naughty boys who framed him. 305 more words


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence #MovieReview

Film 68 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge was 1962’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence”. Started humming a song from 1962! 2,064 more words


Words of True Wisdom

During a visit to the Dean Martin show, the legendary John Wayne (The Duke) speaks words of true, timeless wisdom:

Human Nature

Stuart Hamblen - converted to Christ


Country songwriter Carl Stuart Hamblen was converted to Christ 10/18/1949.  He was so well converted that he stopped drinking and “running around” and accepted being fired rather than air a beer commercial on his radio show.   104 more words


Movie review: 'The Shootist'

I’ve never been a big fan of John Wayne. Yes, I know that’s heresy in the pantheon of American cinema, but I’ve just never been excited or enjoyed his roles. 1,217 more words

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