Beauty and the Beast – a Gaslight Fairy Tale – Chapter Eleven

The older sisters did not make an appearance downstairs until many hours later, when the hour of the banquet in Isabelle’s honor was announced to them. For the first time in their lives when it came to something related to their youngest sibling, they attempted to be on time, their plan for ingratiating themselves already Read More …

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 …