Saturday, August 10, 2019

125th anniversary of The Jockey Club

In support of the American Thoroughbred, the official registered agency, The Jockey Club put together a documentary video. Below is the link (courtesy of The Blood-Horse website). You will need to copy and past the link to watch it.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Happy Birthday to Dexter


Today is Dexter's ninth birthday. My boy entered out lives five years ago, as an adoptee from the Nevada Humane Society. He is quite the character and a neighborhood favorite.

My BFF loves flowers and lounging in a lap. He will sit on the table and watch birds on YouTube. He is always waiting on the porch when I come home from work, He loves sleeping next to me at night. A typical cat, he accepts affection on his on terms when he wants it. I hope he is around for many years to come.

Happy birthday, Dex!

silly Dexter

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Feuding Knights in Paris and a new movie

This is a long post. I hope you bear with me.

First, I want to make a quick statement about movies made not books. For the most part, the books are usually better. No director, producer, or actor can honestly impart a real feelings or thoughts that the writer put into the pages of his or her book. Hollywood always wants to change the story to suit their agenda. Sometimes it is because the book is too long, as in “Gone With The Wind” (and what happened to Scarlet’s other children?) or T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King” (“The Sword in the Stone” is part one of the novel). Sometimes stories are sanitized, aka Disney-style (read the original versions of Bambi, The Little Mermaid, or Mary Poppins). The author of “Forest Gump” was so upset with how the movie came out, he wrote a sequel in such a way he knew no one would make a movie out of it.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Post Season review of the San Jose Sharks

It is July and serious hockey fans have time to sit back and look at the past season. Only one set of fans is happy dancing: those of the St. Louis Blues. Everyone else is asking themselves what happened to my team?