Category Archives: classics

Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks

After watching Emma Thompson’s portrayal of author P.L. Travers in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” I researched the truth of the story in articles by the New Yorker – Becoming Mary Poppins - and in the New York Times.  Satisfied that Hollywood had … Continue reading

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Writing Letters

One of the best effects of electronic communication is the gift of staying in touch with friends who are far away. Yet, receiving a letter that has my name hand written on the envelope still gives me a thrill. When … Continue reading

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Émile Zola’s “Paradise” – The Ladies’ Delight

The new cover of  Émile Zola’s classic – Au Bonheur Des Dames (The Ladies’ Delight) has a familiar face from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) series – “The Paradise.”  The televised series focuses on the melodrama, with cliffhangers at the end of each … Continue reading

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