You may be thinking, “Oh no, not another lecture on looking out for motorcycles.” The short answer: Yes, deal with it.
Aside from yesterday’s dusting of snow, the weather is getting better. And with that comes the shedding of our winter wardrobe, the roar of lawnmowers on Saturday mornings and motorcyclists on the road.
We even noticed a personal watercraft sitting aside a garage as if it was awaiting a tune-up. Visions of people enjoying a a warm summer day come easily.
As a graduate of Michigan State University, as someone who has seen pain, illness and events affect my loved ones and as a sports fan I can honestly say that Wednesday, April 8, was a challenge to get through.
Many of you might have heard the story of little Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl from St. Johns, Mich. who was stricken with a rare cancer that wrapped itself around her spinal cord two years ago.
The word binge has a pretty bad reputation, I mean when you think of binge eating or drinking it’s obviously a bad thing, but now, with the insurgence of streaming Internet and TV devices, the word binge is becoming more and more popular.
I for one am an avid TV and movie watcher, and I am in absolute favor of the people’s right to binge watch TV series via Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu and whatever other binge watching capabilities that may be be out there.
It’s not exactly a secret anymore. Fifteen years ago, this undelivered speech surfaced. A 233-word speech, written by presidential speech writer William Safire, was to be given by Richard Nixon in the event of Apollo 11’s failure. I imagine President Nixon might have kept it folded neatly in his jacket pocket for the entire 8-day mission and then, in ultimate relief, buried it in a desk drawer when the crew was finally taken aboard the USS Hornet.
It seems like every time I turn on the TV there is a commercial for a remake of a movie or show. While many will argue that most of these remakes are bad, (I agree 90 percent of the time) there are instances when producers, writers and directors take an idea and make it their own.
It’s time for a couple of thank-yous to two of our most cherished regular columnists.
Alice Gordon, our long-time contributor to Friday’s church page, has retired. With her 98th birthday approaching (Feb. 15, if you’d like to send her a card!), Alice says her failing eyesight and arthritis have made it difficult to continue sending a weekly Bible verse and reflection. “My heart says I can, but my body says I can’t,” Alice said, noting she’ll miss writing her column.
I love movies. I don’t just love watching movies or seeing movies at the theater, but I’m absolutely head over heels in love with the art of cinema.With my elective credits in college I was able to take two English courses focusing on film, and I loved them both. With an aspiration to have a movie theater in my home when I can afford it, and a library filled to the brim with all of the movies that suit my interests; film noir, horror, romantic comedies, comedies, thrillers and countless others I believe I am a film junky.