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Flying Circus

We made a discovery last Sunday, when Mark and I went out for a drive in our little convertible. In the Virginia countryside north of the town of Orange, Virginia is an old-fashioned barnstorming air show– The Flying Circus in Bealeton, Virginia. Not Monty Python’s, but the real deal with biplanes and stunt planes, sky diving and wing walking demonstrations. . . . → Read More: Flying Circus

For All Mankind

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface. The astronauts left a plaque on the leg of the lunar landar that remains on the surface of the moon: HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND. No-one has been back to the moon since 1971 with the final mission to the moon of Apollo 17. Only ten men have ever set foot on another planetary body, and at this time there‚Äôs little indication that any others will do so in my lifetime. . . . → Read More: For All Mankind


I was up way too late last night watching a film I haven’t seen for ages. “Bedazzled,” starring Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. Peter Cook is the Devil, who persuades nebbishy fry cook Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore) to sell him his soul for seven wishes. Of course, none of the wishes turn out the way Stanley intends. . . . → Read More: Bedazzled

Deadliest Catch

Should I admit this? I’m really looking forward to a television show. There are very few programs I watch regularly, and most of the ones I do watch seem to be on the Food network. In a complete departure from my usual pattern, last year my husband got me sucked into the show Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel. The first episode of the new season airs tomorrow, Tuesday April 15. This program gives a whole new meaning to the idea of reality tv. It’s nothing like the “reality” of shows like Survivor or The Bachelor. Deadliest Catch is true documentary, and it doesn’t get more real than this. . . . → Read More: Deadliest Catch