Section 2, part 2
(1) Henry W. in NY: While not one of Woody Allen’s all-time best films – and the overall themes are quite familiar – Magic in the Moonlight is nonetheless entertaining, despite what the New York Times movie critic wrote. Set in the 1920’s, a world renowned stage illusionist, magnificently played by Colin Firth, is urgently summoned by a fellow magician to the beautiful South of France (the Riviera and Provence – it’s so gorgeous I think I’ll go there next month) to unmask a beautiful, young American woman who claims to have super-natural powers, and is about to take a wealthy family for an expensive psychic ride. The magician’s cold, rational, scientific view of the world comically collides with the psychic’s magical, emotional, unscientific world view. Classic Woody Allen metaphysical dilemma. Which view ultimately prevails?
(2) Jean D. in PA: Free Calendars and Calendar Templates http://www.vertex42.com/calendars/
(3) Ariella S. in OR (with a REQUEST FOR HELP):
(4) Carole B. in NC: I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me
(5) Natalie K. in PA: 16 of the most magnificent trees in the world
(6) Steven T. in NC: Diversity in Theatre
(7) Steven S. in FL: Can you answer 10 world history questions?http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-answer-10-world-history-questions/index1.html
Section 4, Reviews
A. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is a feel-good comedy about an Indian family that settles in France and then opens a restaurant across from an established French eatery. Helen Mirren and Om Puri are both find in two of the leading roles, and the music is good, too. I just thought the film was a bit overlong, and it didn’t move me quite as much as I would have wanted. Rated G, though methinks most anybody under the age of 13 would be bored by it.
B. IMAGINE ME AND YOU is an English romantic comedy from 2006 about a couple who get married, but then the wife discovers that the person she is married to isn’t the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with . . . rather, that person is the woman who did the flowers at her wedding. Piper Perabo. Lena Headey and Matthew Goode are all excellent in the leading roles. But what really made the film for me was the fact that it featured a covered version of “Happy Together,” arguably the greatest rock song of all time. Rated R.
C. ANIMATING YOUR CAREER (Brigantine Media) by Steve Hickner is all about getting ahead in various creative fields.
The author, a film director at Dreamworks Animation, makes the book come alive by his use of many examples from both his life and films he has worked on. So by reading it, you’ll get real-life tips and suggestions–such as this one:
One day, while she [my mother] was sitting in her chair with a hardback, I asked why it took her so long to finish a book. She closed her book and said the words that I’ve cherished eve since.
“You know that I love to read. But every time one of my kids comes over to talk to me, I always stop what I’m reading. I now at that moment, they need to talk to their mother. I never know what they are going to say, but I want them to know that whatever they say is important to me. So I put the book down, because my kids are more important than a book.”
As might be expected, Hickner also included many illustrations that helped drive home his points. These added to my enjoyment of the book.
And though ANIMATING YOUR CAREER seems to be primarily designed for those in creative endeavors, I strongly recommend it to anybody entering the work force and/or wanting to get ahead.
D. Heard THE CARNIVORE’S MANIFESTO: EATING WELL, EATING RESPONSIBLY, AND EATING MEAT (Hachette Audio), written by Patrick Martins with Mike Edison and ready by Edison.
The book has 50 chapters. I like the fact that each one begins with an engaging thought or quote.
From there, Martins goes on to show why it is actually OK to eat meat ; i.e., we just have to do it sensibly. And we need to make intelligent choices that help take better care of our planet–and ourselves.
In addition, he gives the names of restaurants and companies that are doing much to promote the sustainable-food movement, so if you’d also like to do that, then get hold of THE CARNIVORE’S MANIFESTO. You won’t be disappointed.
Section 12A, NC events
(1) At Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC:
(2) Walter B. in NC: Upon realizing that the money in teaching mask making may be found in teaching younger students, I’m scaling down the class to be young student age appropriate. Instead of my students having their own head cast, I’m creating these ready to use heads from a cheap plastic mold. They are the right size for a kids head, and let me skip the head casting process and go right to sculpting the mask shape.
I’ll be looking for 4 to 5 students in the 8 to 13 year old range, to take a free class from me, so I can both practice my new class structure, and get some good promo shots for marketing purposes. If you know of a kid who would like to take this class, have their parent contact me.
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From I-26 West to New Stock Exit 21. Right at the stop sign. Left at first light Weaverville Blvd. Right at next light- Reems Creek. Drive 4.5 miles. Right at Ox Creek Rd. for 1.3 miles. Left at Ballard Branch which is dirt for .5 mile. Right fork at Benfield Rd. Drive .3 miles to #36. Sharp left into gravel driveway. Stay right around curve.
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(5) Join us Wednesday, August 20th, at Yao Buffet Sushi Grill for our Lunch & Learn series! Tina FireWolf’s Topic is Communication from Chaos to LOVE. She will give a light hearted look at some Tools, Tips and Tales that help illustrate what skills are needed to communicate from a compassionate place.Tina FireWolf was a Middle School Science Educator for 8 years in California where she quickly learned that public school was her Ashram and her students were her Gurus.
During the teaching of Genetics and Chemistry she realized what her students really wanted to know was what she was currently learning about herself – she called it “The Science of Self” and began to weave this into her curriculum – until one day students and teachers alike began to encourage her with words of “You really need to be on stage.” She took that seriously and retired a few years later.
Tina FireWolf grew up on a 30 acre farm where summers were often spent in snorkel gear floating in the stock tank observing the goldfish she asked to dad to stock for her. She has a love affair with the Ocean world and began her career at 15 working in a local pet store. As a SCUBA instructor she has dove with sharks of various species on purpose, experienced underwater caves and shipwrecks and spent several years assisting in research on Clownfish and Southern Flounder. The world of Science took her from Aquariums to Zoos and she stills spends endless hours in nature watching life unfold.
All are welcome to come and bring a friend! The agenda for the luncheon is as follows: we will be having lunch from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, FireWolf’s presentation from 12:30 – 1:00 pm, and a networking opportunity from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Yao Buffet Sushi Grill, 153 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. If you get lost call Yao at (828) 667-041.
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
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