The Beauty of Mature Love

An unknown author wrote: ‘The question is asked Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love? And the answer is given. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing, It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their jounrey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. … Continue reading

Introduction to Disney Addiction

“The fairy tale of film — created with the magic of animation — is the modern equivalent of the great parables of the Middle Ages.”—Walt Disney Hi, my name is Angela and I’m a Disney-holic. I got hooked when I was small and I still go see the studio’s movies in the theaters, by myself if need be. For my formal introduction on this blog, I wanted to share a little bit about the role Disney’s had in my life. Disney means a lot of things to a lot of people—production company, ultimate theme park, greedy global conglomerate—and while I’m … Continue reading

Bob Hope Auction a Success

Over the years, Bob Hope worked tirelessly for the United Service Organization (USO), showing support for our troops from World War II through the Gulf War. Although the benevolent entertainer passed away five years ago at the age of 100, Bob Hope is still giving. This past weekend, approximately 800 of his personal items were placed up for auction. The entire sale brought in a total of $601,000 for the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation, which helps U.S. veterans. (This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made during the course … Continue reading

Movies Week in Review – February 18th – 23rd

It’s been a little quiet here in Movies this week, but every movie I reviewed was a winner–you can’t go wrong with any of my selections this time around. First, I really enjoyed “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Starring Will Smith as a man who can’t seem to support his family, try though he may, you’ll be inspired by our main character’s determination and drive. He rose above his poverty-stricken life to become one of the most successful stock brokers in our nation’s history. “I Could Never Be Your Woman” stars Michelle Pfeiffer as a mature television writer who gets tangled … Continue reading

Pretties – Scott Westerfeld

“Pretties” is the sequel to the futuristic sci-fi novel “Uglies,” reviewed by me previously. As I stated in that review, I’m not really a sci-fi fan, but these books are fascinating to me. Tally Youngblood lives in a society where beauty is the ultimate goal. When the people in her town reach the age of sixteen, they are given surgery to make them incredibly beautiful, but at the same time, their brains are altered to make them less aware of what’s going on around them. They are being controlled and kept from uprising. Only a few have escaped the surgery, … Continue reading

Your Husband Needs …

Your husband needs you. That may sound simplified, but it’s what it is. Your husband needs respect from you. He needs caring from you. He needs love, compassion, and understanding and yes, sometimes he needs a kick in the pants. Your husband needs you and it’s not just about wanting and passion because they certainly have their place in a relationship. Your Husband Needs Respect We all need respect. Men and women alike look for it in their workplace. They look for it in their families. They look for it from their friends and from their children. We all need … Continue reading

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)

“Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” is the movie I watch when I just want to sit, sigh, and let my heart get melted into a big squishy puddle. Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar) is an orphan girl who lives with her sister in her aunt’s house. It’s the Great Depression, and there’s hardly enough food to go around. Sonora’s aunt makes her feel unwelcome, and Sonora has a dream: she’s going to run away and become a diving girl in a sideshow in Atlantic City. Diving girls leap onto the backs of moving horses and hang on tight while the horse … Continue reading

Don’t Call Your Wife Fat & Other No Brainers

Do you need an article on the things you shouldn’t say or call your spouse? After all, when it comes to looking at your wife or your husband and declaring in all seriousness – wow, you’re fat! It’s a running joke in our family that my husband is terrible at being supportive (he’s not, but he likes to joke that he is.) Part of the way he motivates is to tweak you – or me in this case. For example, when I got curious about quilting and interested in doing it, my husband saw it as a sinkhole for money … Continue reading

Creating House Rules for Your Boomerang Child

It’s far too easy when a child boomerangs to let them move back in and resume old roles. You’ll start to look after them, your spouse will ask them to kick around the ball or give them some handy cash if they need it. In the worst case of scenarios, your boomerang will start sleeping late, forgetting to pick up after his or herself and make demands on the menu and much more. Create House Rules We discussed some house rules you need to set up with your child in Are Your Boomerang Children at Home? but there are other … Continue reading

Is the Honeymoon Over?

There comes a point in most relationships that forces us to take pause. It is the moment when one comes to the realization that their relationship is not perfect. No, most do not enter into a marriage expecting perfection but let’s face it, the beginning of a relationship is full of excitement and passion and butterflies in your stomach. Once you and your partner begin to settle in to your daily routines and life begins to present challenges or obstacles each partner begins to see the other in a different light. In most cases one would hope that through these … Continue reading