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Quotable Women ~ August 20th

“If you have made mistakes… there is always another chance for you… you may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for the thing we call “failure”, is not the falling down, but the staying down.” 6 more words


The Girlish Actress

Who were the actresses who portrayed the ideal Hollywood girl? Mary Pickford? Shirley Temple? Deanna Durbin? What adult actresses were girlish and were prized for this? 17 more words


The Black Pirate (1926)

I like to think of Errol Flynn as the definitive on screen swashbuckler but before Flynn hit tinsel town Douglas Fairbanks really had no equals when it came to on screen swordplay mixed with rousing adventures and fair maidens. 430 more words

Daily Take

D-I-Y: Doctor Who Designs

Husband and I are thinking of having these printed on t-shirts for personal use and WHO knows, maybe for business. I don’t claim to have designed everything from scratch and obviously the quotes aren’t mine but I did mash-ups of several images and did a little “fonting” so I could at least claim certain parts as my own. 118 more words

Creative Chaos

Speakeasy, Sip Easier

Last weekend was the first in months when I actually didn’t have anything planned. No trips anywhere, no one in the Lou visiting, and finally (mostly) settled in the new apt, it felt nice to just relax. 616 more words


Lest We Forget

I entered this story into an Isle of Wight Library Service short story competition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. To my huge surprise I won and I share it with you exactly 100 years from the start of The Great War. 1,243 more words

Short Stories

The Reel War: Historic Pictures from WWI's Celluloid Front

Dismissed as an insipid novelty less than a decade earlier, the film medium flexed its muscles during World War I as it never had before.  1,443 more words