Monday, September 21, 2015

67th Emmy Awards -- Best Actress Viola Davis

How to Get Away with Crossing the Line:

When I saw Ms. Davis acceptance speech for the 67th Emmy Awards I was awed.  The roles of the world as we know it are changing.  One of my mentors told me that when you write at a higher scholastic level you must say what you are going to write about; then outline it in a way that is simple and brief; then say what you said you were going to say; and say it; and then repeat what you said.  I think for the first time I disagree with my mentor.  I think one just needs to listen to Ms. Davis narrative.  She allows you to flow into her imagination and then brings you into her world while still allowing you to have your own imagination.  If you saw the speech at the awards ceremony you might notice that her speech started off whimsically

Monday, May 11, 2015

An ICONIC Glen Campbell puts a new face to Alzheimers

I'm Not Gonna Miss You

Random:  Or not.  I was walking out of the West Hollywood library today and noticed that the City of West Hollywood is celebrating Senior Month with a Senior Health Fair on May 19, 2015.

As luck would have it, the city was showing I'll Be Me tonight and I was fortunate to get in despite a full reservation.  I had been wanting to see this documentary film for a long time but never got a chance.  I think many of us are becoming directly or indirectly affected by Dementia or Alzheimer's.  And the timing for me to see the film was; well, personally, timely.  Usually, this is where I give some statistics from CDC and information on Baby Boomers driving the research because people are living longer.  But I watched this documentary about this ICONIC country music legend who had the powerful Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Clinton, and music superstars talking about his significance in a documentary?