Category Archives: acting

Modern Times

Yesterday was our last day before spring break. We just completed our Chicago History research project and Fair the previous week as well as our Pullman debates— discussing and debating labor issues, the role of unions, and the materialism of … Continue reading

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Why can’t we do this more often?

Since the beginning of the school year last fall, every other week, on Tuesdays, my advisory teams up with a class of kindergarteners. The 8th graders become older mentors to the little kids, become their “buddies.” We have gone for … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March

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A stunning and extraordinary film

JB and I saw a remarkable movie this afternoon, Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. It’s a story about a young novitiate, Anna, who is told by her Mother Superior that she must visit her only living relative, an Aunt in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Judy

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Annette Funicello 1942-2013

Annette Funicello–an icon of my growing up. On our new and fledgling TV screen that our Aunt Nola bought us, on The Mickey Mouse Club, she seemed just like me and my friends (especially my best friend JH whose family … Continue reading

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Amour

Much has already been written about Haneke’s Amour and its unflinching look at the end of life, its superb acting, and exquisite filming and framing. There is probably not much I can add to the innumerable reviews, mostly praising, of … Continue reading

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