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Iron Jawed Angels, film


This is a moving film on the fight for Women’s Suffrage in the United States. Iron Jawed Angels stars Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond, Angelica Huston, and Frances O’Connor. Just after the Presidential Election, it is being shown in classes at our … Continue reading

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Packed for the Wrong Trip: a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America’s honor, by W. Zach Griffith


I laughed, cried, read in disbelief, and recognized ties to some extent parallel to my camaraderie within my search and rescue team. A group of reserve soldiers from Maine, men from all kinds of jobs and careers, think they are … Continue reading

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The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien


Apropos of Memorial Day Weekend, I finished The Things They Carried. I have been discussing the book as I read it with a friend at work who was a Marine in Vietnam. It is really a collection of short stories, … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife, BBC


This is a brilliant show. It drew me in from the first episode. It is about a group of young women who work with nuns to deliver babies and provide neonatal care in the poor East End of London following … Continue reading

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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje


I picked up Divisadero because it looked like it would be about the San Francisco area. I quickly learned that the Spanish word divisadero has at least two meanings. It can mean division or dividing place; for example, Divisadero in … Continue reading

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Hunger Games, the movie


Friday, March 23, I left work early, swooped by my daughter’s middle school to pick up three very excited 6th grade girls and drove as quickly as possible to the Cerrito theater, a wonderful art deco theater with sofas and great … Continue reading

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Battle for Terra, an animated film


This film opens on another planet where the inhabitants are peaceful, intelligent and ingenious. At one time they almost destroyed their planet, but they brought it back into a harmonious balence. One day a space craft throws a dark shadow … Continue reading

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