Category Archives: 5 Star

Stuck in 1945

Two consecutive weekends I’ve returned to the Pacific, specifically 1945. Last weekend, I watched The Great Raid, which I’d somehow missed when it was released twelve years ago in 2005.  This movie retells the story of The Raid at Cabanatuan, … Continue reading

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Reblogged Review of Being Mortal

Two of my real-life book clubs are reading Being Mortal this year. I recommended it to my uncle, who wrote the following review: Book Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (Five Stars) – … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Cranberry Spinach Salad ~ 5 Stars

Cranberry Spinach Salad Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 1 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 cup white sugar 2 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck ~ 4.5 Stars

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Read by Gary Sinise Listened to late Oct/early Nov 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis (via GoodReads): Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck’s first masterpiece. Originally published in 1937, it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Water Diviner (4.5 stars)

The Water Diviner Released: December 2014 (Australia) and April 2015 (America) Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey to … Continue reading

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Short Film: Nightfall

Nightfall from Valentin Schwind on Vimeo. Incredible. Poignant. Heartbreaking. Dialogue is over rated. Thank goodness there isn’t any. Enjoy!

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Book Review: The Chaplain’s War by Torgersen (4.5 Stars)

The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen 4-4.5 out of 5 stars Release Date: 10/7/2014 I previously read parts of this as a short story and as novella (one of which was nominated for a Hugo last year and got my … Continue reading

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