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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: “Je m’appelle Bond.” (Day 18)

We had a wonderful tour guide in Serbia. For one thing, she was a great story-teller. For another, her English was excellent. She said her name was (what sounded like) Nevana, but she said tourists always get it wrong so … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: 21 kinds of mosquitoes (Day 17)

  The on-board library provided travel books and literature relevant to the area we were passing through. (I read their book of three stories by Mor Jokai, 20th century–just barely–Hungarian novelist). The TV in each room, at least for the … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Monument to a maniac/ memory of a hero (Days 8 and 5)

All I knew about Nuremberg was that Nazi war criminals were tried and convicted there after World War 2. I didn’t know until we stood surrounded by it that Hitler had constructed a colosseum with 50,000 seats, which he intended … Continue reading

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We screened it, we recommend it: Heaven is for Real

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Banks

Jerry took me to see Saving Mr. Banks the other day, the movie about Walt Disney trying to persuade the author of Mary Poppins to sell him movie rights to the books. (Two seniors–at a matinee–$18.50! We’ll wait for the DVD … Continue reading

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Joni’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” nominated for Oscar

Christian movie theme song’s Oscar nod befuddles Hollywood elite Movies By Jeff Koch Posted Jan. 18, 2014, 10:18 a.m. Mainstream media outlets erupted in confusion and indignation Thursday over a surprise Oscar nomination for Best Song. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” the … Continue reading

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Friday–The thought of my brother Tim resuming his 7-month residence with us has sometimes seemed unbearable over the past two weeks. But now it’s just a day away and I am fine with it! I’ve washed and changed all his … Continue reading

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