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The Road to Recovery

You don’t see many Science Fiction movies that reference Hansel and Gretel.  Yet, the 2004 action film starring Will Smith does just that, using this 1812 German fairy tales as the major portion of its plot.  252 more words


Abandoned by God


My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, 643 more words

Bird plot

We engorged amid brambles and fallen leaves,

With moss as our cushions and chips of bark as tables

Following a meandering glowing trail

Of brioche, baguette, biscuit, bialy, 170 more words

Why We Can't Get a Cat - part 2

Dear peeps,

I considered titling this post “why we can’t adopt a child”, but figured that would require too much explaining. Instead, some of you may remember that time my mother decided that a proper pet should serve as interior decoration ( 322 more words

Daily Tmi

Met Opera Odds and Ends: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ — A Baker’s Dozen and Children’s Delight

Those Were the Days…

Incorrectly termed a “children’s opera,” Engelbert Humperdinck’s charming yet deceptively simple retelling of Hansel and Gretel — or, in the original German, … 1,962 more words


A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

If you think you know Grimm’s fairy tale stories, you’re wrong. Modern fairy tales have been sugar-coated and given happy endings, but Gidwitz tells you the real stories. 172 more words

Odd But True But Oddly True

Check out these amazing facts. Some are incredible and some are strange but all are true.

Chuck Norris’s mother dressed him as a girl until he was six years old. 443 more words