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Review: The Lone Ranger

Picture a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but instead of swashbuckling pirates hijacking ships on the high seas, substitute swashbuckling cowboys hijacking trains in the vast open range of the … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another museum review? Not exactly…

I wasn’t going to post anything more about world war museums or sites. I figured people aren’t too interested in hearing about them, so the two reviews I’ve already written … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Traveling via airbnb

We looked into renting an RV for this vacation. And we looked into hotels and bed & breakfasts. Given that we recently bought a house, those options were all too … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Review: the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Since I reviewed a museum last week – the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres – it only makes sense for me to review the museum I visited yesterday. Even … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Flanders Field Museum

An effective museum doesn’t just display items drily in glass cases; an effective museum gives those items meaning to the people viewing them. It entertains, but it also makes visitors … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Flying Ryanair … again

Years ago, I wrote an admiring post about Ryanair. Please read it before continuing with this post. I’ll wait… Finished? Okay. Last week I flew Ryanair again, and it struck … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The not-so-Great Gatsby

  I saw The Great Gatsby a couple of weeks ago, and since then I’ve been pondering why I didn’t like it. I think I’ve got it figured out now.First … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

A reluctant confession

I admit it: I enjoyed it. I liked Iron Man 3. I type this a bit sheepishly. After all, this is not an intellectual film by any measure. It’s not … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Film Review: The Big Wedding

My husband and I didn’t read any reviews before going to see The Big Wedding. We chose it because of the cast: accomplished actors like Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

I is for immigration

Three of my four grandparents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the US around the turn of the last century. The other one was born in the US, but her … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 3 Comments