TURNING POINTS—Mare Demands More Time!

This post about a script is a postscript to last week’s homage to the HBO series Mare of Easttown. When I saw this Philadelphia Magazine interview with Brad Inglesby, I had to share it here. https://www.phillymag.com/news/2021/04/03/mare-of-easttown-brad-ingelsby/?fbclid=IwAR1L_1krBuNBYfntALkeXIgk373PC3p9lHkneQwGiVuh4XtKrh95mCfOexQ Victor Fiorillo did a great job with this interview, and I’ll let him take it from here. Buzz is … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Mare Demands More Time!

TURNING POINTS—Making Me Want To Watch Television Again

Even if you’re not from the Philadelphia area, I recommend the HBO series Mare of Easttown. Filmed in the Philly area, there was no way I could ignore this series. The production staff went local in a hardcore way, with everything from shirts and caps representing the local sports teams, schools, and favorite spots “down-a-shore,” … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Making Me Want To Watch Television Again

TURNING POINTS—Everybody Loves Eating

Eating, laughing, and hugging. That’s what Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil is all about. Those activities, either separately or together, enhance our lives. One or more of them likely play a role in your happiest recollections of life. They’re important, and they make us smile. Producer/writer Phil Rosenthal knows a thing or two about what makes … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Everybody Loves Eating

TURNING POINTS—That Resource We Underestimate

Great to see the Washington Post run an opinion piece about the vital role played by community colleges in America. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/02/community-college-saved-my-life/?fbclid=IwAR1jNRdLk9ZJR0-TflrbMLPSsjwGOgPGfOt8xqUVhOvMYHrDajfRPxVb6ck Writer Jen Balderama speaks from personal experience in this powerful article (for days it’s been one of the WaPo’s most popular opinion pieces). This one-time cc student’s career speaks for itself. At the top … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—That Resource We Underestimate

TURNING POINTS—Location, Location, Location

Pictured above is the restored cliff-side village of Cill Rialaig on the west coast of Ireland. Recently, Irish TV ran this beautifully produced piece https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH000400597about the amazing artist center that has benefited thousands of painters, musicians, writers, and artists from various fields in the last 30 years. The inside of one of the cottages Watch … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Location, Location, Location

TURNING POINTS—A Man Who Changed Himself

Susan Eisenhower’s book about her grandfather, General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower altered my understanding of who Ike was. Her well written book shines light on a number of turning points in the life of the man who led Allied forces to defeat Hitler then served two terms as president. I recommend the book to … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—A Man Who Changed Himself

TURNING POINTS—A Half-Century of Belonging—and Learning

On Saturday, March 20, 1971, Blackthorn Rugby Football Club played its first match (in Hatboro, PA, USA). It also was my first rugby game as a player. Caught up with the excitement, I knew immediately that I’d begun something I would want to continue, but I had no idea just how much rugby would influence … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—A Half-Century of Belonging—and Learning