Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead tells the story of the small village and its surrounding area which were responsible for saving thousands of people during World War II who were on the Gestapo’s wanted list. The villagers saved many Jews but also resisters, freemasons, communists, and downed Allied airmen.
What a week, I find myself being short with strangers and worst, the kids. The week at Disney wore out my patience dealing with incompetence and arrogance of those in the customer relationship occupations. At this point I have had enough and even though my brain tells me that I need to take a breath and walk away, I find myself snapping at those hapless idiots at least once a week. A poor teenage (college?) girl got a rude remark yesterday without any fault, simply because the rest of the employees at the trampoline place were incompetent.
Arthur Miller is father-in-law to actor Daniel Day Lewis, who is married to his daughter Rebecca.
We went to an attraction called Enchanted Tales with Belle, which takes place in Belle’s house. The house is full of books, of course, and I took some pictures of the wonderful décor.
The story is told through the eyes of the woman who lived it, while it took around the same time, each one had an individual and unique experience. While the synopsis might sound like a fairytale (falling in love, crossing the ocean, etc.) the reality was much harsher and difficult.
Failing at Fatherhood: A Book for the Imperfect Father shares the struggles the author endured when his first child was born with Down syndrome. In this book he examines the past, present, and future of my life in an attempt to understand his deficiencies as a father. Mr. Barr also analyzes views of fatherhood and […]
Had to go to Florida last week, still very very tired. But managed to go to the tourist Mecca known as Disney — it was a lot of fun but I need a vacation just from that. The kids loved it though. I signed up to give Disney some feedback, I might post it after […]
7. Pregnant pauses were Pinter’s best-known literary mannerism, in fact, an awkward silence suggesting menace was coined as “Pinteresque”.The term appears in the the Oxford English Dictionary.
Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do anything to be with her again and on his birthday he puts a bullet in his head to accomplish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he discovers that finding a person among the millions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.
Personal freedom is a liberated life experience. It’s a state of being in which one is self-determined and self-directed. It’s the ability to choose, to explore, to dream, to self-define, to be who one authentically is and to be unapologetic about it. It’s a state of mind. It’s a way of life. But how do we […]