Elephants and Euthanasia

Morning = rough start. Cleaning was on the agenda, but got totally side-tracked. Michael Enright has a show about Euthanasia with a very interesting panel. Comment that caught my attention was about compassion and about how the issue is less about us having a right to a “good death” or being legally permitted to chooseContinue reading “Elephants and Euthanasia”

Spending time in someone else’s brain

Climbing today = an excuse to socialize, get caught up and agree on some things. Me = embarrassed-red, 4 climbs! 1 x 5.7, 1 x 5.8 and 2 x 5.9. Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy… News flash – our brunch place has new menus! The items are the same, the menus are prettier. Smoothies as good asContinue reading “Spending time in someone else’s brain”

Thursday, November 25, 2010: Giant Mammals

Subject of radio show while driving home from work – giant mammals that appeared after the dinosaurs were all gone and the world was well into “the Rise of the Mammals.”  Feeling very connected to those ancient mammals – I salute you, my mammalian brethren! Wait to grow! I will never be a giant mammalContinue reading “Thursday, November 25, 2010: Giant Mammals”

New socks and creme brulee

Ragged and sore around the edges – pain kicking around for days. Emotional soreness too = grumpy and short-tempered, a bit weepy. Canceling climbing, me = sometimes you have to stop and let the body just feel, slow down, take some time to cuddle and coddle. Are these sympathy pains from around the world? NoContinue reading “New socks and creme brulee”

Getting lost, getting found

Nervy about traffic for this morning’s meeting, so let the house at half-past stupid this AM. Dark – flow of traffic moving. Across the top of the city, exits flying by, out on the other side of the city and then into unknown territory. For me, unknown territory for me. Took a right when IContinue reading “Getting lost, getting found”

Warning: Film review for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 below!

I promised that I would give fair warning when I posted the review for this film. Seems like the film is not in world-wide release. Sorry! Sadly, it is not up to me to make these decisions… I think I have provided a spoiler-free review and tried my best not to talk about anything story-related.Continue reading “Warning: Film review for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 below!”

Film review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Oh! Finally. I preface this by saying that I really disliked the book. That being said – hello movie! Way better than the book. I loved the starting sequences, completely set the right tone, the scenes were short and contained by conveyed a strong sense of narrative with fine acting by all concerned. Nice musicContinue reading “Film review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”