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THE BIRDS 2004 TO 2005

My obsession with birds at the time produced these works. 240 more words

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Author Snapshot: Daphne du Mariuer

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

One of the more famous opening lines for a novel is Daphne Du Mariuer’s first sentence of the eponymous character recalling her days at Manderley. 433 more words



This is a “meme” I found on the web. Adding my answers to a list of suggestions seemed like a painless way to re-enter the blog after a long hiatus. 315 more words

New York Life

Mourning Dove Invasion

Mourning Dove Invasion. There were 21 of these guys (and gals) in total, so I am saying it was an invasion for sure. Either that or two of them invited all of their family and friends to come and enjoy the bird seed that had been put out.


Today during our mourning constitution, we passed a convention of sorts going on at a very ungodly hour. Nope, it wasn’t a bunch of canines, cats or coyotes howling at the moon. 833 more words


The Birds

How does the relationship start between Mitch and Melanie? How does it change over the course of the film?

Mitch and Melanie start out brashly. He incriminates her at the bird shop which piques Melanie’s interest so much that she travels up to Bodega Bay to play a practical joke on him.

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Film Critique