Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mah jongg player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.
Books & Information
- Vicki's Chats
- Temporarily Employed
- Season of Magic
- Sisters Born
- The Great Fruitcake Bake-off
- Twinkle Lights
- Bug Stuff...and Other Stories
- Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories
- Man Theory...and Other Stories
- San Diego or Bust
- Store Wars
- Taking Flight
- I Believe
- Plotting Princesses
- Be my Guest!
February 27, 2015
A 2010 biographical film, based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan man who enrolled in first grade at age 84 after the Kenyan government announced free elementary education in 2003.
My thoughts: I know very little about war in the 50's in Kenya. So setting this aside, I thought it important to concentrate on the determination of Mr. Maruge to get an education. His persistence was amazing and eventually gained support of the principal. The children were a treasure. There are some very scenic shots.
Overall, Mr. Maruge had a profound story to tell. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school. He eventually went on to address the United Nations on the importance of free primary education.
Probably not a superstar film, but an inspiring one of worthy note for the subject and what he achieved.
FMI on The First Grader: Wikipedia
FMI on Kimani Maruge: Wikipedia
February 25, 2015
Vicki invited me to do this blog about one of my hobbies--crochet. Pretty much all the time, I have at least one project going and yarn and patterns lined up for the future. Sometimes, I have a whole box of yarn stashed. I tend to go a little nuts when the stuff is on sale.
My favorite projects are prayer shawls. These use the pattern described at
February 23, 2015
Sisters Born, Sisters Found-chat with contributor Paige Strickland on #adoption #anthology #MFRWorg #RLFblog
Today, I am featuring something quite different than my usual #handbag Monday. Last year, I submitted my essay, "Sister Act," to the Sisters Born, Sisters Found anthology. I wanted to share more about the anthology by introducing you to Paige Strickland, contributor of "We Have Today."
And all commentors shall be entered into a drawing for a copy of the book.
February 20, 2015
#Oscar animated short films - Have you watched these because you might be missing something good! #movie #AcademyAwards
Movie MomLast fall, Handsome and I attend a short film festival sponsored by our local paper. We were blown away.
When we were younger, the only indie theater around showed short films, kinda the way they were shown way back when--in conjunction with a larger movie. I always loved this.
So when the large indie theater we now go to announced the showing of shorts--live action and animated--Handsome and I were on board. We chose animated.