Ashokan Falls – 13

Andy had arranged for a golf cart to be waiting for her outside the hotel and, with cheerful directions, he sent her down the road. This led to a wide open space dominated by a NASCAR-style race track, and beyond that a long metal building that could not be mistaken for anything but a mechanics Read More …

This is NOT the St. Valentine’s Day You’re Thinking Of…

Before a specific Valentine’s Day during the Napoleonic Wars, the location was already well-known. Not only had Sir Francis Drake conducted some of his pirating in the area, but those in Neolithic, ancient Greek, and ancient Roman times called it sacred. The Greeks erected a temple to Heracles. The Romans called it Promontorium Sacrum (The Read More …

This is not a true story. This is true love.

Our subject line is taken from one of the many taglines from the movie we are looking at today. As you can see from the poster below, another is This Is Not A True Story. It’s a Love Story.

The Time I Almost Became a Russell Crowe Fan

Or: A Remember When in which I ramble incoherently. I like to think I would have become one at the time. I was a young mother with a baby still growing her way out of pre-maturity, so going to the movies became a semi-forgotten past-time that was only given precedence if there was a MUST-GO-SEE movie Read More …

Shakespeare, the Nicene Creed and The Quick and the Dead (revised)

The phrase has become commonly used as a title for works of popular culture, in some cases to describe the act of gunfighting. It also means that whether one is alive (the quick) or in the afterlife (the dead), God will still judge the sins of the individual.