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Nothing But The Truth – Movie Reviews by Karel Murray

I’ve been an avid movie watcher since I was a small child.В  I distinctly remember my first movie in a local Iowa theater on a cold winter night.В  During “The Battle of the Bulge”, I huddled in the large adult theatre seat beside my father who had served in World…

STRESS RELIEF from ENERGY VAMPIRES

By Anna Maria Prezio, Ph.D. Exercise, hot baths, deep breathing, walks in the park, fresh air, walks on the beach, eating healthy, no sugar, no caffeine, etc.В  They all make sense.В  They’re all good suggestions.В  There is one more thing to consider. It’s another remedy that could help your stress…

We Are The World

So many times we only remember important lessons near Christmas time. During the year we forget others, we are not so nice to people, and we seem to forget others throughout the world are in need of our help and prayers or even just a smile to strangers we pass…

Affluent Parents Having Their Say

By Dr. Taffy Wagner I read this article earlier last week that shared how affluent parents demand prenups for their engaged children. I must admit as a personal finances educator and wife of thirteen years this article was screaming at me. It was saying, “Since I have already decided I…

A Fifties Family Christmas

previously published in Reminisce EXTRA Magazine by Denise Cassino In the fifties during December, my little sister and I often sat cross-legged inside the tent formed by the long drapes that covered our picture window, our flannel nightgowns billowing outward from the heat registers upon which we nestled.В  As Christmas…

Wall-E Movie Review

Trash and Treasure by Betty Jo Tucker One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so the old saying goes. InВ WALL•E, the same holds true for robots. This Pixar animated movie depicts a dismal time in the future ofВ our home planet. But it does so with humor and heart. After being…

Twilight Movie Review

Taking a Chance on Love by Betty Jo Tucker Fascinated even more by fan reactions than by what was happening on screen in Twilight, I now realize why so many teens have been looking forward to this movie. Combining the appeal of forbidden love with a seductive vampire theme, this…

Australia Movie Review

HIghs and Lows Down Under by Betty Jo Tucker How can I complain about a beautifully filmed movie like Australia? Baz Luhrmann’s sprawling epic boasts gorgeous cinematography, a passionate romance, more than a few thrilling sequences —В plus the magnificent Hugh Jackman in another exciting performance. And yet, burdened by too…

Wendy and Lucy-Realistic and Heartbreaking

Realistic and Heartbreaking by Betty Jo Tucker Wendy and Lucy is the best feel-bad movie of 2008. Starring Michelle Williams as a young woman facing poverty and the possible loss of her beloved pet, this poignant indie film stretched my heartstrings to the breaking point. And, because of her riveting…