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Easter Sunshine

The light appears the heart soars, minds wonder for some fear grows, everyone a combination of awe and astonishment, for all the believers a rejoicing, to realize that  God Most High will be with them, and it’s in their hearts he sighs, inner well being  removal of fear, the promise of his returning… 227 more words

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Classic Cinema Tuesday: Becket

As a Catholic, I grew up with a sense of certain saints’ lives. Although there are thousands of saints who have died for the religion, there are definitely celebrity saints that were more known by the general Catholic public. 801 more words

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Becket 1964

Taking inspiration from Jean Anouihl’s play, Peter Glenville’s 1964 drama derives its story from one of the key clashes between church and state. Henry II (Peter O’Toole) has a great friendship with Thomas Beckett (Richard Burton); they enjoy a drink, and carousing with women, even though Thomas has leanings towards the church. 77 more words

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Marginalia, no.325

This Earle of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed and ashamed that he went to Travell, 7 yeares.

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Circle of Two 1980

Jules Dassin was a master director (Rififi, The Naked City, Topkapi), and combining him with a major star (Richard Burton) and an up-and-coming starlet (Tatum O’Neal) for a meditation of life and love must have seemed like a great idea. 150 more words

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An overly clever pastiche with an ensemble of mostly unlikeable characters. The main storyline involving the almost-romance between Pasquale and Dee is sweet. 316 more words

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