He’s 16 and angry. He’s Trevor, the young protagonist played by a then approximately 20-year old Tim Roth, in Alan Clarke’s directing of the powerful film classic Made in Britain, based on the screenplay written by David Leland (Mona Lisa, … Read more
I’ll never forget watching the film Misery. With Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes, the obsessed fan who rescues her favorite novelist Paul Sheldon played by James Caan. One could feel the hapless victim’s horror as the ordeal progressed. It was … Read more
Tim Roth has a good heart. He is certainly a fine actor, as most of you know, but since I perceived him as a most attractive man whose film work was always exceptional, I sought to learn more about him … Read more
Starting my weekend now! The only work I’ll be doing in the next three days is working on my book – and that’s a pleasure!
Each time I hear this beautiful piece of music I think of my love for Gore Vidal – all that I learned, the person I became and so early on due to reading his informative mind-opening works…I am ever so … Read more
Care not what others say or think about you – be you and shine – leave all who negate you behind – out of heart and out of mind. Shine.
Each year at this time we are bombarded with stories of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII. And each year at this time many Americans blindly and ignorantly repeat the same old propaganda they’ve been indoctrinated with … Read more
1. You will never truly love any other – not a child, another relative, a partner, or even a friend – if you have not chosen to love yourself. Your true Self must be loved – nurtured and embraced and … Read more
Beautifully filmed, elegant, and one of the most outstanding and extraordinary performances of Tim Roth. Francis Ford Coppola’s Youth Without Youth is a testament to film’s dramatic ability to provoke thought, emotion, and explore the deepest questions mankind ponders throughout … Read more
A real man is one who still plays like a little boy. I love seeing a man with his playful love of life manifested in enjoying his avocations whatever they may be. It’s rare to view happiness, delight, enjoyment, appreciation, … Read more
I dislike the mentality of most women – they are such pathetic weaklings, usually controlled by emotionalism. And all my life have found men, in general, to be far more agreeable due to their intellect and rational thinking.
Non-aggression – simply stated to anyone regardless of their concepts/beliefs – says it succinctly and adequately without further words needed to explain my approach to the activities of man relating to fellow man. If it involves or requires aggression, I … Read more
The Last Sign (link to its trailer on IMDb below) was an interesting drama; its premise intriguing, and its message true. It is a story of forgiveness, and its supernatural elements I appreciated. I do believe communication beyond the grave … Read more
For the past several days when I step out the door of my cabin in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, I have been saddened by the dense smoke so thick that I cannot view the mountain peaks which tower above … Read more
Tim Roth seems to possess a wry sense of humor. I love it. It’s apparent in a few of the film roles he’s acted, and it’s communicated to a greater extent in some of the interviews he’s given over the … Read more
With a collection of over 60 Anthony Hopkins’ films, I have listed some I particularly recommend below. This list is by no means exhaustive, but are films I decided to list so that if you are unfamiliar with the eclectic … Read more
I tend to rarely view period pieces, but this is one I am oh so glad I did: Vatel (Its official trailer at the end of this piece). The film, based on a true story set in France 1671, does … Read more
What a unique film is Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man…and one I recommend. A western? Yes, but not atypical. Rather, with its accurate period detail combined with its numerous references in word and scene to the writings of William Blake (along … Read more
“Life” is a continual path – neither beginning nor ending with the body you currently inhabit. This is but one part of it, filled with reason and purpose and lessons.
Skellig: The Owl Man – A beautiful and wondrous film for those (both children & adults) who sense non-ordinary reality and are unafraid to explore and embrace it. (See its website pages/official trailer below.) Faith, hope, grace, compassion,…love – in … Read more
Tim Roth’s eclectic body of work is impressive – spanning many years – and in an incredible diversity of films and roles. I own many, if not most, of his films, with my favorites being his serious dramatic roles, though … Read more
Home is not where you came from…but where you belong.
I most appreciate serious dramas depicting well the reality of human experience – such is the case in the excellent film No Way Home, starring Tim Roth as a young man just released from prison. An incredible performance of tender … Read more
Mother’s Day – I am grateful and love my Holy Mother Mary. I invite readers to this excellent Wikepedia page regarding the Marian hymn/prayer “Salve Regina” or “The Hail! Holy Queen”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salve_Regina and to an entry I wrote in 2009 … Read more
One of the last nails into the coffin containing my illusion that governments care about protecting the well-being of people occurred following the horrendous tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004. I buried the illusion a few years later. Recently I viewed … Read more
Greetings. It’s spring, and I was treated to flowers, blue sky, sunshine, glistening mountains, hummingbirds, and butterflies today. I took these photos today at my home, came inside and made this 1-minute slideshow sharing from my Rocky Mountain … Read more
No more fascinating a story of a man during Hitler’s rise to power than that of Erik Jan Hanussen, a man whose psychic abilities catapulted him and Hitler in the public eye. I recently viewed the film, Invincible, starring Tim … Read more
To be in denial of reality is always a weakness, and it is there I place many others when it comes to the subject of violence. Violence – it can be aggressive…and it can be non-aggressive (truly defensive). I write … Read more
No human being gives you freedom – no religion gives you freedom – no institution gives you freedom. Freedom is the birthright experience you entered this world with- only you later chose to give it away.
The good – or the evil – can be discerned in every characteristic of a person. The signature of the heart values is unmistakable in the eyes, the mouth, the body, the demeanor and countenance of movement and expression. The … Read more
There is a virus far more prevalent than any of the biological viruses often discussed present in society today, one that has withstood thousands of years of some men’s fight against it, and is passed from generation to generation. Taking … Read more
His name is Schneebeing. I made his body late this afternoon and took a photo of him before it became dark, then came back into my cabin to the warmth of a good fire in my woodstove. (CLICK IMAGE TO … Read more
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” – Psalm 146:3, The Bible, King James Version There is turmoil among some Catholics due to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict. … Read more
Beautiful birthday, worked in morning, followed by all-day birthday activities. Thanks to my friends, and most especially to my wonderful father. Photos taken at my home, on my birthday today, after returning from a little hike nearing the end of … Read more
Why A Christian Should Not Vote It’s everywhere: analysis of Christian voters and where their loyalty will be in the voting booth, what will the “Christian left” and “Christian right” do, along with tons of various denominational messages such as … Read more
These are a few photos my father took of me working in my garden and resting afterward, and a few photos I took of him as well. Read more
In Memory of Gore Vidal– Gore Vidal has been my mentor since I was a young girl. I began reading Gore Vidal’s essays and novels when I was about age 13, and it is he who I credit with opening … Read more
Peace be unto you. I can think of no greater blessing year-round to give another. It is my wish for you. Consider the moment of those words: The tomb was empty, our Risen Christ is before his disciples, Jesus says … Read more
Warm weather and everywhere people flock to the water – for swimming, splashing, diving, tubing, water-skiing, etc – but for those who look to fresh waters such as hot springs, rivers, lakes, ponds, untreated pools, and even their own tap … Read more
Photography has always fascinated me: to see what another saw, to have a moment frozen from hereafter for people decades later to view, to share another place-time-experience as if I were there. This is the world of film. This is … Read more
Christmas Greeting from father and me – Click here.
“Peace” is a word often heard, especially during the Christmas season. It is said, written, sung, and prayed – but is it lived? How does one who believes in love, and in bringing peace to every situation, maintain peace within … Read more
Put up our Christmas wreath which I made – it is always Christmas in our home. I took my father’s photo, then he took mine, then I made this photo collage. (November 22, 2011)
Spiritually, this time is a commemoration and a celebration of the ultimate freedom, given to us by grace. Jesus died in His love for us, and taught us to love one another. All that we do in life, all that … Read more
Only when I cease to be in prayer, do I experience the feelings and thoughts I reject as untrue in life. In prayer, unceasing, the continuity thereof, I find myself in joy, contentment, peace, happiness…and only then I am able … Read more
Took these photos Christmas morning. The mountain photos were taken just outside my home.