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Oliver Twist

Because everyone loves Oliver Twist, right? 

Just one of those things you know you have to read during your lifetime but never actually get around to reading.  256 more words


Costa Rica: Land of the Lost

Our ten days in Costa Rica were punctuated by a succession of careless screw-ups (most perpetrated by myself) that threatened to derail our entire trip but, instead, were resolved largely with a bit of good fortune. 1,274 more words

Oliver Twist

“It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.” -Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist


Le mercredi, je regardais un extrait de Oliver! (1968). C’est la scène de “I’d Do Anything”, lequel est ma scène préférée.

Who's Hungry?

Hey NCAA, I’m hungry too!!!

Looks like D1 college athletes nationwide are one step closer to having their bellies filled.  Thanks to a new proposal approved by the NCAA legislative council, student-athletes could be doing the impossible, enjoying a free lunch, as well as breakfast and dinner by August 1st.  1,204 more words

"Please mom, may I've some more?"

My mother, a splendid cook and never one for following a recipe, on Sundays only, always prepared a roast. Whether it was the traditional roast beef or a succulent loin of pork I recall the aroma as if it were yesterday. 452 more words


Oliver Twist

1 … so, Oliverwas sent to a special “baby farm” nearby.
2 Mrs Mann, the old woman who “looked after” them, was very experienced.