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The lady who organizes, manages, and dominates my opera and movie life called this morning and said:  “I am not working today.  There is a ballet at the Coquitlam movie house.  I have never seen it, but it might be fun.”  Reluctantly, for the sun was shining and my bike beckoned, I took myself off to the ballet. (more…)

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With Mitt Romney well on his way to being the next president, I thought it time to examine their attitudes to mining.  OK, I know there are a few more pesky elections and attacks on Romney’s for his capitalistic sins (firing excess workers at unprofitable companies) to get through, but still the news snippets are fun.  Here are a few.  (more…)

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This afternoon, the six-year old grandson and I went to the movie, Hugo.  If I had not read him the book before we went, I would still be wondering if this is a European fairy tale, an American dream, a morality tale, a warning to old men not to loose their dreams, or an inspiration to young boys to be brave and young girls to be literary.  (more…)

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I collect Disney villians.  On the collection shelf are plastic characters including that nasty lion uncle from the Lion King, the fat lady from the Mermaid, the cruel one who stole the puppies, and many more.  Now there is another, a thin fellow from The Princess and the Frog.  He is into vodoo in New Orleans, and seeks to get his hands on the fortune of the richest man in town by a devious plot that includes the marriage of a servant of the Prince to the ditsy, rapcious daughter of the rich man.  Blood-filled vials and black-magic abound until, in a scene lifted straight from Don Giovanni, the villian is dragged into the jaws of hell by a troop of scary creatures.  (more…)

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