As a family, we LOVE When Calls the Heart. It’s one show that everyone from my grandparents to my youngest cousins can watch and enjoy; the drama is never overwhelming and there are often funny moments and beautiful bits of advice. Although I’m not usually one for a romantic drama, I love this show as a … More When Calls the Heart BINGO!
Last week one of my favorite shows returned for a new season: Dancing with the Stars! Even when I’m not really a fan of any specific contestant, I always love the fun of seeing the contestants come alive as dancers, and following the careers of the pros who transform them. Watching how the pros develop … More Paso Doble: the Story of SciFi and Survival
This weekend I finally got to watch a movie I’ve been really looking forward to: Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship! The film is a version of one of Jane Austen’s unfinished works, Lady Susan, which was written in the epistolary form. Watching the movie was incredibly fun – the costumes are gorgeous, the directing is comedic and … More Paradigms of Justice in “Love & Friendship”
Surprise!!! Can you guess who we casually, serendipitously and totally randomly ran into at brunch in Pasadena this weekend? No, not Phineas and Ferb. But freakishly close – who could it be but their co-creator, Dan Povenmire?!?!?!?! My sister instantly recognized him when he got in line next to us at the omelette bar, but we … More Explorations of Intelligence in Phineas and Ferb
Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today brings a close to my birthday week and I am feeling so blessed and loved with all the fun celebration. My heart is full and I’m excited for what lies ahead. For this week’s post I wanted to share something absolutely crazy that I just learned … More Debbie Dub-ception in Singin’ in the Rain
My favorite Shakespeare play of all time is more than just a silly and brilliantly worded series of lover’s quarrels. For the acute observer (or the former liberal arts student who has enjoyed this story immensely for almost twenty years), Much Ado About Nothing affords interesting little reflections on the nature of lies, truth, and our human … More Evidence and Acceptance in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Bummed about the closing of She Loves Me? Mourning the cancellation of Galavant?! Fear not!! Levi, Menken and more will be returning soon in the musical, beautiful Tangled: Before Ever After!