WHAT IS THAT PHOTO, IS IT CLIP ART?
Some of you have asked about the large photo at the top of this blog page. It is not clip art. I took the photo at 5:57 AM, March 31 on the Sand Dunes in Death Valley. The companion photo immediately above is a shot from when we began our long trek, before sun rise. A chill prevailed over the desolate but beautifully silent landscape. Our hiking boots on the sand gave up a small, grainy squish, the only sound to fill the vastness, until our breathing became a bit labored. The dunes are massive. If you look closely at the "cover photo" you can see the tracks that betray our human presence in the pristine setting. Now you know. Thanks for asking. It was a remarkable moment.
REEL THOUGHTS FROM A FILM FAN
From time to time my love for cinema will find its way here by way of thoughts, I am reluctant to call them reviews.
The Kings Speech is brilliant and deserving of the "buzz" it has generated. Lana said it is probably the best film she has ever seen. It is on my all time favorite list. Rush and Firth are extraordinary. The acting skill, displayed by them is as good as it gets. The story is powerful, emotional and stirring. Dare I say, I suggest you make a point to see this great work by the actors and Director Tom Hooper. It is also a marvelous telling of history though I suspect friends of the Duke and Duchess (the abdicating King and his love) may quibble, but, go see it and join the conversation.