Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"Come and See," anti war film from CCCP (Soviet Union) 1985

This is supposedly the scariest movie ever made, and it is based on fact, not fiction.

The film details a young boy's experience in Belarus during "Operation Barbarossa," the German invasion of Russia.

The Criterion Channel has it.  Criterion is $9.99 monthly.  They have great films, including Ingmar Bergman films.



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Testament of Youth

How could I have missed this movie?!!!  Just saw it on Starz and it appeared to be the usual WWI movie, boy goes off to war, sweetheart makes do at home. But then.....it derailed.  It became very intense.  The acting is incredible. Sadness permeates the film.  It is really a testament to peace.

I just ordered the book, first published in 1933.  Ironic, Since another war was just developing in Europe.  Maybe that is why Vera Brittain wrote it.  I just ordered a recent copy from Amazon, about $15 paperback.  First Edition will run you $800 + .  Might be worth it.

The cinematography was perfect. Beautiful scenes. I ordered the book, a must read.  I also noticed that Vera Brittain authored another book, about Britain from 1939-1941.  Here are some scenes.









This the type of plane I want to buy.

I just have to pay down my student loan and then I can buy a plane.  Fly all over the country.  Fly to Iceland via Greenland. The fly to Scotland. Then Europe.  There is no end to where I could go.


Saturday, April 11, 2020

John Prine is going to heaven! We will miss you forever.

Bye John  You raised consciousness for more people than you can imagine.  And when I think of you and feel blue, I will play this video


Monday, March 30, 2020

Marc the Psych RN at work at Mercy Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh 2013, when he was young


I really enjoyed working at Mercy Behavioral Health, great team members, great patients.  If only they had an opening for a nurse practitioner I would apply.  I recommend this team for those interested in working with urban outpatients, some of who have serious psychiatric chronic conditions.  It was rewarding, I felt like I was working with friends, and helping the underserved.  Very spiritual.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

STOP iT ! Dr. Newhart's advice.

I love this skit.  Not very helpful, but there is a message there. If someone has a fear of being buried in a box, I would explore their childhood - were they locked in a closet?  Locked in a outbuilding?  But maybe they should just STOP IT! 

Here it is the skit.


FERNWOOD TONIGHT kept me laughing in the 70's

Martin Mull used to perform with his "furniture" as though he was performing at home and the audience was his guests.  This transformed into Fernwood Tonight, a take off on late night talk shows, this one on public access in Fernwood, Ohio.  I used to howl and cry laughing his episodes were so funny.
Here is one of the best, the police stopped someone for speeding, turns out he is Jewish, and since there are no Jews in Fernwood, the poor guy ends up on Fernwood Tonight.

HERE IT IS.





Here are more episodes.

Rep. Bobby Rush speaks out about racial profiling, gets escorted out of the House. By a white Rep. from Mississippi.

I think Bobby Rush made his point about racial profiling.