Monthly Archives: September 2016

Banned Book Bonanza

Libraries around the country celebrate “Banned Book” week during the final week of September (or the first full week of Fall). My local library, the Lansing Community Library (LCL), decided to extend this celebration of reading freedom through the end … Continue reading

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Best Home Alarm System: Man’s Best Friend

In my search for different and interesting ‘small screen’ series to sample, I stumbled upon a couple of good ones recently:  Human Target (from 2010 but cancelled after second season) and The Fall (from 2013 with three seasons to date).  … Continue reading

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Media Feeding Fire of F.U.D.

Modesitt ~ The Media Supplied the Kindling – http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2016/09/25/the-media-supplied-the-kindling/ No surprise to me.  Politics and the media use fear to fuel their ratings.  Makes your decisions emotional instead of rational. Fight off the urge to cogitate in your hippocampus.

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Movie Review: Shaolin (2011) ~ 4 Stars

Shaolin Released: 2011 Watched: late September 2016 via Netflix streaming Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Directed by: Benny Chan Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse with an appearance by Jackie Chan Short Synopsis (via IMDb.com):  After ambushing and killing his … Continue reading

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Autumn Arrives and Adventures in Astronomical Observing

Autumn arrived mid-week here in the Heart of America, but you wouldn’t have known it by looking at the weather forecast:  Mid 90s and moderately high humidity.  Also with the change of the seasons, I retired my FitBit Charge (or … Continue reading

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D.W.M.

The Misogyny Card – http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2016/09/13/the-misogyny-card/ My husband and I have been arguing about presidential candidate voting most of this week.  I will not burden you with the details as I find it rude to discuss religion and politics in public. … Continue reading

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Discussion Series Invites Adults to Read Children’s Classics

The Lansing Community Library will present a three-part book discussion series beginning in October 2016 on “Childhood Classics.” Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Lansing Community Library, 730 1st … Continue reading

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