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Thursday, May 28, 2009

This movie is a laugh-out-loud, silly, light-hearted British comedy.It won the Audience Prize in the World Cinema section at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.Craig Ferguson plays an aimless Scottish gardener who tries to help Grace, the lady of the manor house, when her husband unexpectedly dies and leaves her deep in debt.They use Grace’s green thumb and her green house to grow a crop of marijuana with the intention to sell it to pay off Grace’s debts.Most everything goes awry and that is where the comedy lies.The characters are all likeable if not lovable, even the “bad” guys.It is rated R because of the subject matter and the...

Holmes on the Range

by Steve Hockensmith
Thursday, May 28, 2009

I liked the book, but LOVED the Book on CD! William Dufris, the narrator, is a hoot! I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.

1893 is a tough year in Montana. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar VR cattle ranch, they’re not expecting anything more than hard work and bad pay. What they get is a dead body that looks a whole lot like the leftovers of an unfortunate encounter with a cattle stampede. Old Red sees it as a perfect opportunity to employ his Sherlock Holmes-inspired deducifin’ skills and Big Red like it or not, is a long for the wild ride.

Jerilee C., Head of Adult...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

An extraordinary story. Greg Mortenson, a former mountain climber, discovers his true life mission by building schools for the poor, mountainous villagers in Pakistan and Afghanistan. His journey is an inspiring adventure tale. You will be enlightened and discover interesting facts about this region of the world seen through his eyes. This book is inspiring. Greg has turned a single promise to a small village into a life mission. His determination to build schools in remote areas that have hostile environments that sometimes include hostile insurgents is awesome. The story is one of hope and encouragement. One person can make a difference that can change...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Made-for-TV starring Tom Selleck and based on the book by Robert B. Parker.Following his divorce and loss of his job as a LAPD homicide detective, Jesse Stone travels across the country to take a job as the Chief of Police in the sleepy fishing village of Paradise, Mass.All is not heavenly in Paradise.A domestic violence call leads to a money-laundering case and possibly murder.Jesse Stone is wrestling with his own demons - the major one being a drinking problem – the cause of his job loss in LA.There are some dirty secrets in Paradise, but also some dedicated staff in the Police Dept.The acting, directing and screenplay are excellent.This is one of...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wonderful advice for people facing retirement and who are reaching 70 years of age. The author tells how to live these years productively and with purpose. Each chapter, labeled Fear, Joy, Loneliness, Sadness, etc. explains what to do and ends with a 'burden of these years' and a 'blessing of these years.' I found this book very helpful as I plan to retire in a year or so.
Sue N., ...