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Hook Review

Reviewed by John Hussey

Everybody knows about Peter Pan, a character that derived from J. M. Barrie‘s novel, Peter and Wendy, and his infamous adventures in Netherland with the Lost Boys fighting against Captain James Hook.  2,947 more words


Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Two elderly sisters befriend a Polish violinist who is washed up on a beach in their cosy Cornish village in the 1930s. 181 more words


Super Bowl LI Outside the USA

It seems that not everyone was tuned into last Sunday’s Super Bowl VI.  Perhaps Maggie Smith was having a cup of tea or a stronger libation.   76 more words

The Lady in the Van

Liz Dees got in touch with me about recreating a Hullywood moment for her mum Bea Dees. The film she had chosen was The Lady in the Van… 85 more words

Solitude & Light

Often, it is beautiful light that brings solitude into focus.

There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. —Maggie Smith


In Praise of Eccentricity

I’ve long thought of myself as neither far out nor deeply within social norms, a progressive, not a radical, an innovator but not a revolutionary.  I sit on the margins, with one foot inside the establishment and one foot reaching out to the fringes.  1,336 more words

Letters On Aging