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Section 2, part 2

(1) Len Ennis: Enjoyed The Producers too and liked the new seats but hated the cup holders at ACT. Want to see a great show? Go to Flat Rock and see Amadeus. What a performance. Finally, stop tempting us with donuts!

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Section 12B. PA/NJ events

(1) Let the Games Begin in ‘Sleuth’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 6 to 15

West Windsor, N.J. – Excitement and suspense await as the award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO) presents Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth” at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, October 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, October 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, October 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCCs West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on October 6.

With all the ingredients of a top-notch thriller, “Sleuth” keeps the audience guessing as the plot twists and turns. The action centers around two characters, Andrew Wyke, a successful crime writer who lives in a grand country manor, and his wife’s lover, Milo. Andrew likes playing dangerous games, especially when they involve his wife’s ambitious, young paramour, but it turns out that Milo is a highly worthy opponent. Fueled by jealousy and generational conflict, the plot also works as an elaborate parody of the Agatha Christie genre of country house thriller.

“Sleuth” was a hit on Broadway, earning the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play. It was adapted into film three times – in 1972, 2007 and 2014.

The cast features George Hartpence of New Hope, Pa., as Andrew Wyke; Dan Keyser of Bridgewater as Milo Tindle; Phillip Farrar of Morristown as Inspector Doppler; Harold K. Newman of Mahwah as Detective Sergeant Tarrant; and Roger Purnell of Wayne as Police Constable Higgs.

The show is directed by Diana Gilman Maurer, co-founder of MPO with her husband, John M. Maurer. The Maurers are the show’s co-producers. Other members of the production team include Master Carpenter Jeff Cantor, Lighting Designer M. Kitty Getlik, and Sound Designer Judi Parrish. Costumes are by Anthony Remer and the stage manager is Stacy Maurer.

Maurer notes that Sleuth offers complex character studies that deliver until the very end. “Another neat thing about this production is that Mr. Hartpence played Milo Tindal 13 years ago, so now he’s come full circle,” she said.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.KelseyTheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

 

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(2) Carol Saich: Click here to support Lora’s car for work

Lora and Coy were in an accident in the torrential rain yesterday .  Thankfully, they are okay, but Lora’s car is a write off.  Lora’s job is to  take care of children and she needs to drive to get to work so please, please donate whatever you can to help get Lora back in a vehicle.  Ideally we would raise much more than $2000 but that’s a good sum to aim for initially .  Let’s see if we can really raise the roof on this one and get our Lora back in  a car soon.

Thank you so much to all Lora and Coy’s friends for supporting this fund.

To contribute, please click:

https://www.gofundme.com/loras-car-for-work

(3) Preventing Dementia by Moving Your Body

http://agelessgrace.com/preventing-dementia-exercise-and-dementia/

(4) Alyson Miller-Greenfield:

 

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Jeff Catanese:

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(2) Rodney Smith: The odd minds responsible The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge, present: The SuperHappy Radio Hour!

Every month, the SuperHappy crew take you back to the glory days of live radio with adventure, comedy, and stuff that’s just weird.

Some of the best comedic talent in Asheville take the stage, for a live, radio style show – recoreded for podcast.

LOCATION: MAGNETIC 375 – 375 Depot. Street
DATE/TIME: Sunday, Sept 17 – 7:30 PM Doors open at 7
TICKETS: $5 at the door

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) At Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College:

Note: The following link will take you to a site where you can buy tickets for the above show:

http://www.kelseyatmccc.org/Barefoot%20in%20the%20Park.shtml

(2) Glenn Burd:

 

PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2006

P.O. Box 1725

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 7 PM

Program: ~ Have you noticed less bees in recent years – Roger Wenhold will talk about everything bees .
 
Meeting Place Plumstead Township Office 5186 Stump Road Plumsteadville PA.

Next Meeting: October 16, 2017

 

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Section 2, part 2

(1) Ruth Planey: GREAT interview with Anthony Cerrato.  He’s such a nice man.  Super supportive of the community.  I don’t think the poor man knows how to say NO.  Thanks for giving him the opportunity to talk about his wonderful restaurant.

(2) Margie Zack: I loved this issue! Quotes are great and so too are the pics of you with your former colleagues and friends – and beautiful daughter and her hubby.
Thanks for sharing!

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(4) How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/smarter-living/workplace-burnout-symptoms.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&module=Trending&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article

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(7) Diane Milikan: For my cat-lover friends: Richard Friedman, my former colleague’s LA-musician husband, composed the music for this Sony Orchard VOD movie. Just released on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. Rotten Tomatoes wrote a nice review.

Rotten Tomatoes excerpt:
An exciting adventure story that the millions of lovers of cat videos will cherish, “The Amazing Adventures of Marchello the Cat” was created over six years, with real cats. It is the first-ever movie filmed from a cat’s point of view (eight-inches off the ground). A unique and captivating story of Marchello (voiced by TROY GARITY), the adventure begins when he is left home alone and escapes out a window… In an age saturated by studio formula-films, “The Amazing Adventures of Marchello the Cat” is a truly unique independent family film.

(8) Jerry Crouch: Hal Prince’s 10 Greatest Broadway Musicals, Ranked

http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/hal-prince-best-broadway-musicals.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-b

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(10) A radio host’s rules on having difficult conversations

Note: The link below should take you to an article that I thought you’d find of interest. If you get a message to subscribe to the Journal, close it out via the X in the upper right hand corner. You should then be able to read the article with no problem.

 

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Michel Louzon: Hop ’til you Drop Sock Hop and Silent Auction
Hosted by Arms Around ASD
Saturday, October 21 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do
1009 Patton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Benefitting Arms Around ASD’s new center, Hop ’til you Drop will be held at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do (one of the event sponsors) on Saturday, October 21 from 6-10 p.m. We’ll have food (Mellow Mushroom pizza, Publix wraps and Cook Out hot dogs) and drinks (adult and kid-friendly – milkshakes from Cook Out, Oskar Blues beer and kombucha from Buchi – all sponsors), a live 50’s band, Lindy Hop lessons, 50’s style dancing, a sensory friendly chill room and lots of awesome auction items so everyone can do some holiday shopping while supporting a great cause. $10/person or $25/family will include food and beverages donated by local businesses. 50’s attire strongly encouraged! Tickets available online soon.
http://www.armsaroundasd.org/events/hop-til-you-drop/

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(2) Jeff Messer: Marquee Comedy Presents: Blue Ridge Pride Comedy Night 2017
Public · Hosted by Talk About Funny and Marquee Comedy

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Magnetic Theatre
375 Depot St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Jeff Messer & Jason Scholder team up to bring you 90 minutes of laughter and celebration featuring local and regional LGBTQ comedians, hosted by two of the whitest, straightest men in Asheville. Because… Asheville.

Advance tickets available at http://www.themagnetictheatre.org
Remaining tickets will be available at the door on September 27.

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(3) Jensen Gelfond: Internet Safety in a Nutshell: Protect Your Identity Online

Thu, September 28, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

St John’s Episcopal Church
290 Old Haw Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Your family’s privacy and security have never been more important as our society relies on the internet for so many aspects of our lives. This class empowers you to keep your devices, internet connection and personal information safe, and secure your offline identity in an age when ID theft has never been more prevalent.
Topics covered include how to…
  • Practice safe web browsing
  • Manage your Passwords effortlessly
  • Shield your iPhone, Android, Mac or PC from malware and ransomware
  • Protect your home wifi network from intruders
  • Spot and prevent online scams
  • Protect your offline identity from prying eyes
  • And more! To help keep your family safe and secure.
This class is designed to benefit you regardless of your level of computer knowledge. Learn the cliff notes version of important security concepts, and prevent yourself from becoming the “low hanging fruit” that digital thieves successfully target.
Presenter Jensen Gelfond, owner of Asheville Digital Lifestyle, takes pride in distilling technological topics to benefit Ashevillians of all kinds.
To register, save $10 off the $20 admission fee, use use the code “10off” when you register by clicking this link:

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) At Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College

Memphis – (Special Event)

Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 2017 at 8pm

Saturdays, Sept. 9, 16, at 8pm

Sundays, Sept. 10, 17, at 2pm

Escape 2017 and travel back to 1950s Memphis, Tennessee! Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break It’s set to an original score by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan that evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, and the silken, bouncy pop of the era’s great girl groups. Turn up that dial as PinnWorth Productions brings you this roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll musical!

Note: I haven’t seen this particular production, but methinks it will be great because the show is–and Kelsey always does great work.

For tickets, please click:

https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e35357ad9500f33ccf8148746bc5f75b&vqitq=0fb78f74-edcd-49b1-b45c-92145ffd590f&vqitp=3e39ce09-919d-4aea-b942-c2968293dc40&vqitts=1505040307&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=f4f1af0da6e63c0db409596dea958a87

 

(2) Cyndy “Snake Dancer” Paige:

 

RHYTHM OF THE EARTH and Cyndy Paige

Invite You To The:

2017 Fall Equinox Retreat – BEAR MEDICINE


 
You may have noticed that recently I have been offering the retreats only to the one-year shamanic circles, but Bear tells me that this one must be open to all.  Understanding Bear as nurturer and healer is so important right now on our planet.  Embrace the medicine!
 

In the Historic Hills along the

White Clay Creek in Landenberg, PA

October 28 at 10 am – October 29 at 4 pm

 

Come and steep yourself in a weekend of experiences, celebrations and powerful integrative healing opportunities that will inspire and guide you to connect deeply with the energies of the Fall Equinox and the Medicine of Bear.  Bear is thought to be the great healer in Native American tradition. Some have found this weekend to be deeply transformational.

 

Feed yourself with ancient teachings that have been passed down from generation to generation. During our retreat we will explore many ways to understand and embody the energies of Bear. She teaches us to nurture ourselves, to honor our boundaries and those of others.  She shows us how to journey deep inside of ourselves for insight – to remember what we already know, and she teaches us how to take what we learn out into the world to manifest healing on all levels.  We will experience:

  • Sacred Sound Healing
  • Ancient Sacred Chants
  • Native American Story Telling
  • Meditative Drumming and Shamanic Journeys
  • Guided Meditation or Journey to the Heart of Mother Bear
  • A Sacred Earth Dance (no experience needed)
  • Equinox Ceremony

We will spend some time outside in the Sacred Medicine Wheel celebrating the turning of the wheel of life and the coming of Fall. Please bring a potluck, a journal, a pad, blankets, and a pillow for your comfort while lying on the carpet or sofas to journey AND for lying on the ground outside (weather permitting).  Some beds are available, there is plenty of room for sleeping bags on the floor, and if you want to sleep outside – bring your tent, the views are amazing.

 

Location – We will stay in my home studio, which overlooks stunning views of the White Clay Creek Preserve. Directions will be provided upon registration. If you have a frame drum (no experience needed), bring it, if not I have plenty.

 

To Register – simply email me at SnakeDancer@RhythmOfTheEarth.com or call 610-563-3918. Please register early, space is limited.  The energy exchange is $300.

 

About Cyndy – Cyndy “Snake Dancer” Paige received her name from Spirit in a profound Vision Quest experience. Snake is often seen as a healer and teacher in both Native American and western medicine traditions.  Cyndy is of Muscogee Creek and Choctaw heritage and is a Council member of the Buffalo Trace Society.  She has completed a several-year, initiatory-type apprenticeship with a Cherokee medicine woman, and studied extensively with a Lakota shaman, a master drummer, a Grammy nominated sound healer, a pioneer in the world of past life regression, and numerous healers.  Cyndy has a private healing practice, she facilitates one-year shamanic apprenticeships, solo vision quest experiences, solstice and equinox retreats, numerous workshops, and is a guest speaker at conferences and independent schools.  Cyndy also creates, and assists others to create, Native American medicine tools such as drums, rattles, medicine bags and other ceremonial objects.  She humbly honors her teachers, both seen and unseen.

www.RhythmOfTheEarth.com

 

610-563-3918 (Call/Text)

 

Please Like Us on Facebook and Join Our Meetup Group!

 

To register please contact Cyndy by phone at 610-563-3918
For more information please visit: www.RhythmOfTheEarth.com
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Section 11, Thought for the day

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught: How to Explain Hatred to Your Children

With world events occurring at lightning/frightening speed, adults who may be bewildered themselves, may feel at a loss to answer the questions their young ones may have about topics they see broadcast on television or hear about on the school bus. In the wake of the virulent rally in Charlottesville and those that have followed since, it is an even more important topic for parents to address. Children will ask questions and it is crucial for answers to be available and not brushed under the rug, as it might seem easier to do.

One such parent is Stefanie Nicolosi, a Philadelphia area photographer. In an articlefor Newsworks, she explains why she feels it is important to educate children about bigotry in order to create more caring human beings and a just society. The question remains about whether by sheltering our children from the news about what is going on in the world, we are doing them a disservice.

When the World Was Rocked in 1963

I recall vaguely when President Kennedy was assassinated (I was 5 at the time), I couldn’t understand why the adults on television were crying. My mother explained what happened in a way my pre-school age mind could absorb that someone did something bad and killed the president. I don’t remember if I asked why and I imagine my mother would have been hard pressed to have come up with an answer, but try she would have. When I look back at that November day, my child’s mind could have perceived that if the president wasn’t safe from a murderer’s bullet, then how could I be? To the best of my memory, it didn’t go there. I somehow felt protected.

I grew up in Willingboro, NJ (one of the Levitt communities built after WWII; NY and PA are the locations of the other two) which was not an overly diverse town at the time. That evolved by the time I was in high school. We were encouraged to have friends of all religious faiths and we sometimes went to church with them, even though our practice was Judaism. At our Passover table, each year were folks with different beliefs as well. Our Christmas eves were spent at the home of my mom’s BFF Miriam and as we woke up to their rainbow light and tinsel-clad tree with trains running around it, I often wondered how Santa knew to leave presents for two little Jewish girls (my sister and me). Each year my parents took us to an international festival at our local high school and we sampled food, listened to music and learned about various cultures. In 1964 and ’65, we headed to NY for the World’s Fair. There began my love affair with India, since we visited the Indian pavilion. It was the first time I had seen women wearing bindhi and smelled the delicious aroma of Nag Champa incense. Indian cuisine is among my favorites and kirtan (sacred call and response chanting in Sanskrit) part of my spiritual practice.

Why Would Anyone Teach Hatred?

One clear memory was listening to the Rogers and Hammerstein song from the musical South Pacific called “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” and questioning my mom about the meaning. I was likely somewhere around 10 at the time.

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!

I wondered why anyone would want to teach their children to hate and fear anyone who was different. She patiently explained that some people were so afraid themselves that they passed it on to their children. Blessedly, we were taught by example to love, without regard to differences.

In 1968, in a school in Iowa, 3rd grade teacher Jane Elliott conducted an experiment called A Class Divided which highlighted what happens when children are taught to believe that one group is superior to another by virtue of eye color.

Pro-Social Activism Is Learned

Another anecdote that reflects the values with which my mother was raised that she deeded to me came later in her life. When Barack Obama was elected for the first term, I mused with her about how amazing it was, given that I grew up in the 1960’s and witnessed the inequities that divided folks based on the color of their skin. She related that when she was 18 and her father had recently died, she and my grandmother took a bus trip from Philly to Florida. This was 1942, during WWII and the bus was filled with soldiers, sailors and marines. When the bus pulled into DC, the white bus driver yelled, “All you (and he used the N word that I won’t glorify by spelling out), get to the back of the bus.” At that, my mom stood up and said to my grandmother, “Come on, we’re moving too.” And so they did. I asked her what the driver said and she replied, “Nothing.” And, what did the other passengers say?  “Nothing,” but each time they stopped along the way, the military personnel surrounded them to protect them from potentially angry white passengers. I marvel at this anecdote and the family in which I was raised.

When I look back at the past 58 years, I can honestly say that I have not faced overt anti-Semitism. My father related stories of what he experienced as a first- generation American Jewish man in the aftermath of WWII. One was when a fellow sailor examined his hair looking for horns, since this Southern born and bred man was taught that Jews had them. He had epithets such as ‘dirty Jew’ and ‘kike’ hurled at him. I often thought it bordered on paranoia at times, as I called it ‘looking for an anti-Semite under every bed.’

My parents modeled generosity as they volunteered in the community; my mom in the local hospital and with Girl Scouts (she was a cookie mom), our homerooms and swim meets and my dad as a firefighter, in our synagogue and with a young girl in our neighborhood who had Muscular Dystrophy and he did what was then called ‘patterning.’ As a result, I became a volunteer for various organizations, including our local recycling center when I was a teenager. When my now 30 year old son Adam was in high school, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and now as an adult, he put his cooking talents to work for a charity fundraiser via the company he works for.

As parents, Michael (my husband who died in 1998) and I instilled in him the importance of honoring diversity and in his teens, one of his close friends was Gay and to this day, they remain in touch and he was happy for Paul when he heard he got married to the love of his life; another man. His BFF is bi-racial and we refer to him as his “brother from another mother”. At Adam and Lauren’s recent wedding were same sex couples and friends from all over the world.

Family values in our home are wrapped around love, acceptance, dialog, affection, education, activism, mutual respect, service, and celebrating uniqueness.  We were carefully taught and so I taught my son. May he pass on that legacy to his children.

How to Share the News with Children

  • Be informed yourself by watching, reading and listening to reputable news sources.
  • Provide information in an age appropriate way, using concepts that your children will grasp.
  • Assure them that you will do your best to keep them safe.
  • Don’t have the news on 24/7 even if it is tempting during a crisis.
  • Let your children know that there are things to do to prevent a sense of helplessness, such as getting involved in the community.
  • There are signs that many families place on their lawns that read, “Hate Has No Home Here” that takes a pro-social stand.
  • Speak with them openly about peaceful co-existence with people from other cultures and religious beliefs.

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Ed Hackett: Saturday, September 9 at from 12-5 p.m. M
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC

Mark your calendar with a paw print – Mix 96.5’s Dog Day Afternoon, presented by Prestige Subaru, is Saturday September 9 from noon to 5 pm! For one day only, Salvage Station will allow dogs to enjoy its beautiful spot on the riverside!

This fur-friendly event features an adopt-a-thon, music, doggie contests, a weiner dog race, fastest dog in Asheville competition, food trucks, craft beer, and much more! Tickets are $8 at the entrance with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Asheville Humane Society.

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(2) Laressa Griffin: Night of the Child is a fundraising party to highlight the exceptional children’s services and programs offered by Safelight. Sponsored by Pardee Hospital, this fun event will feature delicious food from Dandelion, award-winning wine from Burntshirt Vineyards, and a silent auction full of beautiful artwork from local artisans and Safelight family children. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 828-693-3840 or at http://safelightfamily.org/events/nightofthechild.htm

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) At Kelsy Theatre at Mercer County Community College:

Memphis – (Special Event)

Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 2017 at 8pm

Saturdays, Sept. 9, 16, at 8pm

Sundays, Sept. 10, 17, at 2pm

Escape 2017 and travel back to 1950s Memphis, Tennessee! Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break It’s set to an original score by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan that evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, and the silken, bouncy pop of the era’s great girl groups. Turn up that dial as PinnWorth Productions brings you this roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll musical!

Tickets: $20 for all. To purchase, please click:

http://www.kelseyatmccc.org/Memphis.shtml

Note: One of my favorite musicals. Catch it if you can.

(2) Princeton Center for Yoga & Health

From Nature to Nurture with Richie Parrella
Saturday, September 30, 2017 From: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Section 12, NC events

(1) Barrie Barton:

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(2) Brian Bullman:

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(2) Len Ennis: I agree wholeheartedly with your review of Dunkirk. It was boring. It gave no insight into how the fishing boats were able to save so many troops while the big ships were being sunk with impunity. Also Kenneth Branagh reminded me of Popeye.

(3) Jean Brenner: Thank you for the suggestions about the books.  I’ve ordered two of them and started reading.  Just knowing what you said and what little I’ve read is helping me.

(4) Tony Ray Fogleman: That’s a great newsletter Blaine!!! If I wanted to I could play in that Moody Blues Band and I know one of the players quite well.

(5) Ingrid Sofield: Enjoy reading the newsletter and always learn something new especially the technology tips.

(6) Daryl Slaion: Re: Dunkirk. You are not alone. I read your brief movie review. Even though I liked the movie OK, I agree with your view of it. I think the director missed on some important elements. Historically, this was a significant event. In the movie, I never got the sense of the crushing danger of the approaching Germans, nor the scope of the event.

BTW, I have a friend in Great Britain whose father was at Dunkirk. He was around 21 years old and was assigned to destroy equipment that the Brits had to leave behind. While evacuating, he was denied passage on a large ship that was quickly sank by the Germans resulting in a major loss of lives.

(7) The toll of exercise on the heart

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/well/move/the-toll-of-exercise-on-the-heart-and-why-you-may-not-need-to-worry.html

(8)  Smart pet? Audible wants Fido to listen to Jane Austen.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/08/06/audible-teams-up-cesar-millan-calm-dogs/539529001/

(9) Steven Darter: I agree with you about Dunkirk. They also should have had something before and after to provide a better understanding of Dunkirk, how it came to be, what happened after 80,000 captured, French holding the line so others could escape, etc.

(10) Juliet Mitchell: I had a second last week to read your blog.  Love it and the jokes.

(11) The secret life of pain
(12) How to deal with stress

 (13) India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours with more than 1.5 millions people involved in huge operation

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Bob Bowles: Asheville Wine & Food Festival 2017: Aug. 18 & 19 at the Renaissance Hotel

For tickets, please click:

https://www.xorbia.com/e/ashevillewineandfood/2017

(2) Chris Martin: A Gaggle of Giggles Youth Improv
Hosted by A Gaggle of Giggles and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina

A Gaggle of Giggles Youth Improv monthly performance takes place every 3rd Tuesday at The Hop on Merrimon! We have had the privelege of working with these kids and director, Chris Martin, for years and they just keep getting more and more hysterical!!!

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Mike Andrus:

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