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Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Today is the 163rd birthday of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and as usual on this anniversary occasion the writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth brought together an extraordinary band of people to celebrate, this time in the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, which was frequented by Oscar and his wife Constance at least as late as 1893. 163 more words

Downton Abbey

De Britten staan bekend voor hun historische drama’s, maar  Downton Abbey spant toch wel de kroon. Het is een van de meest bekende en gerenommeerde series ooit. 497 more words


Then Again... (Good Bones)

Lest we get too chipper about the future…

I read this years ago.  It struck me then.  I read it the other night, now that I have a daughter, and more fear.  It was punishing.


Reasons Why I Adore Minerva McGonagall

It’s October 4th which means it is one of my favourite literary characters, of all time, birthday! In case you didn’t know October 4th is the birthday of Minerva McGonagall who is a character I have loved since I first encountered her as a child so I thought that in honour of her 82nd Birthday then I would dedicate a post to reasons why I adore this character. 165 more words


Open Hearts, or Cold Cordiality?

I apologize about the distracting picture, but dame Maggie Smith is exactly the tone I wished to send… 775 more words


Acting, Class

Good heavens, look at the time!  Any later and it would be… the weekend!

Yes, that is meant to be clever.  But it is late in the day, and the bout of ursine juggling is not quite ended. 9 more words


Artist Find

The revolving artwork displayed at our local Owatonna hospital continues to impress me. Here are a few works of one of the current featured artists, Brenda Ward. 237 more words

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