Category Archives: Something is Boring Me But I Don’t Know What (Entertainment)

Reviews and Ruminations of and about Books/Movies/TV/Music

The Good, the Bad and the Quaint: Bad Movies

The greatest thing about my job, aside from constantly being inspiring, changing the lives of the young people all day long, and being so universally respected, is that I do get the summer “off.”  It’s not all candy and foot … Continue reading

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I hate it when you don’t hate what I hate

It’s nobody’s fault, really.  And it doesn’t happen all the time.  But when it does, I feel awkward. Pretty much every bookfriend I have — the people who give and take book recommendations to and from me, and who are … Continue reading

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Reading Damn Jane Eyre

One of my sophomore friends approached me on the commons and asked me if I’d read Jane Eyre, because she had just started reading it, and the math teacher’s positive response shamed me into starting it immediately (see earlier post, … Continue reading

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On Reading Six Books at a Time

It didn’t seem like a bad idea at the time.  It was so damn easy to let it happen. When you teach, you are constantly having to read books for class.  Oh, occasionally a teacher will try to wing it; … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat? Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh-OH-oh.

Of course we all feel essentially the same about Egypt’s Wonderful Revolution.  I’m sure no words of mine can express our joy better than can a static camera in Tahrir Square. However, completely coincidentally, I came across the following YouTube … Continue reading

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Watching “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”

I tell stories about my family.  Dysfunctional, or perhaps Malfunctional would be a better word.  Sometimes I forget that I’m not exaggerating. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a documentary about a family named White, who, suffice … Continue reading

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Watching the movie “Protagonist”

Just finished streaming a little-known movie called Protagonist. This documentary features four men who found meaning in extreme activities, then backed off after meeting their real selves coming around a corner.  A gay man who, raised a Christian, fought his … Continue reading

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