2009

 

 

December 2009 – More Happy Snaps
Some more photos to share this month from events in Australia. It’s always great to get out and meet readers and other writers. Read more…

 

November 2009 – Happy Snaps
Being a complete Luddite, I don’t own a digital camera. Well, there’s the one on my phone but everybody comes out looking fuzzy. So it’s taken me a while to get my latest lots of films developed. Read more…

 

October 2009 – A Big Country Needs a Big Story
I’m back to talking about a favorite movie. This month it’s The Big Country, directed by William Wyler in 1958… Read more…

 

September 2009 – Horsies!
Like a lot of writers (as I’ve discovered over the years), I’m inclined to be slightly obsessive about my enthusiasms.  Read more…

 

August 2009 -The National Gallery of Art Rocks!
This column is overloaded with pictures but they are worth a thousand words! There are thousands of magnificent items in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. but I’ve picked out a few pieces that really spoke to me. Read more…

 

July 2009 – All Roads Lead To Rome
And isn’t that the corniest headline ever? After a rash of movie reviews, I thought it might be nice to talk about something other than celluloid. Read more…

 

June 2009 – I Wanna Dance in the Pan Pacifics with Fran!
Strictly Ballroom (1992) is my favorite Aussie film EVAH! Read more…

 

May 2009 – A River that Never Runs Dry
When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of old movies and spent many a Sunday afternoon on the couch in the lounge room watching black and white films. Read more…

 

April 2009 – The Lust of the Mohicans
I know that’s a tacky headline but honestly, Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans always sets my heart to pitter-pattering. Read more…

 

March 2009 – Big Easy To Love
One of my favorite films from the 1980s is The Big Easy. I watched it again this week so I could write this review and it’s still great! Read more…

 

February 2009 – My Heart’s In The Highlands
Do you know that lovely Robert Burns poem? It seems appropriate to quote it as I’m writing this on the 26th January, a day after Burns Night when Scots and Scotophiles all over the world celebrate the birth of Scotland’s most beloved poet. Read more…

 

January 2009 – You Kent Do Better Than This
Apologies for the awful pun. Well, actually, not really! I LIKE awful puns! I picked this month’s Favorite Things topic because it ties in with Tempt The Devil, which is a January release from Avon. Read more…