Friday, January 24, 2014

English Vinglish

We finished watching this last night.  This is one of those
foreign films that will teach everyone a well deserved lesson.

Perhaps, those of us whose "native tongue" is English take it for granted.  This is not the case for those folks who come to our country with little or no knowledge of English.  There is one particularly sad scene towards the beginning of the film, when Shashi enters a "coffee" shop in NYC to get a coffee and a light meal, due to her lack of English she is treated very poorly by the wait staff and several of the other customers in the shop.  She flees in terror and humiliation, when she is gently tapped upon the shoulder by the man who had been in line behind her.
Shashi takes the biggest leap of her life and enrolls in an English course.

We enjoyed this gem, and every time there was food I could smell the curry!

Hope you will consider this one.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Last Dog on the Hill by Steve Duno

Last Dog on the Hill by Steve Duno



Read from October 14 to November 07, 2013

Sometimes you find something along side the highway of life that turns your course in a new direction - "road not taken".... This is what happened to Steve Duno one day driving along Highway 101 in Mendocino County in Northern California.

A pack of dogs and puppies along side the road catches Steve, and his then girl friend Nancy, they stop, wondering what to do, a trucker stops and they discuss the puppies - Steve and Nancy decided to "rescue" Lou, with this little package (at the time) their lives are changed forever.

Eventually Steve and Nancy go their separate ways, Steve and Lou move to the Seattle area and work at a "company" that works with canines with behavorial problems, Lou is the actual teacher in the classroom.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Quote from NPR

On Thanksgiving day on NPR, Lynn Rosetta Kasper had a special "helpful" turkey program.
One of her special guests made this statement about food preparation, however, one could certainly apply this to all walks of life.

"Do not let Perfection become the enemy of Excellence".

Happy New Year to all.