I am in PA right now, hanging with Dad. I hope our country can find its way.
Dare I say, God Bless America?
Dare I say, God Bless America?
Bosch is now very independent. Renee Ballard is on the "outs", so can run a bit rogue. The two together are dynamite in research, perseverance, and investigation.
Lots of twists and turns in this book. Quick paced. Masterful suspense. Cold case that suddenly heats up....
Oh yeah! Trust me. Start reading and you won't stop.
Harriet Westaway, one step away from eviction, gets a letter in the mail indicating she's come into some money. But wait, she reviews her folders - hmm, do they have the wrong granddaughter? Her paperwork does not add up, but what the heck? Maybe she can pull this off?
Hal hopes that her "career" as a tarot card reader can help her pull off a claim to money. She feels guilty, but she has some bad guys threatening her life.
At Trespassen, the family estate, she meets her uncles, hears about her dead mother/aunt, and is pulled into quite the mystery mess. Soon, she's quite threatened and scared for her life.
whoa! Keep those pages turning and hang in until the end. Great read!
The effects are very cool. The fight scenes (and there's a lot of them) are well choreographed. Keeping track of time and space is tricky and that's the point of the multiverse. I can't give you a coherent plot line.
Dr. Strange does encounter a young teenager who does not know her own powers. She does know she zips through time, but can't seem to control it, but she's being chased by a higher being who wishes to capture and harness her strengths. Of course, only Dr. Strange and his whole group of mystical spirit beings could be the folks to save her. So we zoom through portals. We ponder difficulties. We try to understand how Wanda/Scarlett Witch can be conquered.
The two hour movie goes by quick enough and Ray and I were entertained. There is a teaser trailer during final credits - hint , there's Charlize Theron....say what? We do come out and say WTF? But it's fun and for five dollars, I'm happy.
It's Madness, I tell you.....Madness.
Concepts of beauty are created in art and the word utotombo means beautiful and good.
The art in this exhibit explores Western appreciations and appropriations. The skill and beauty are different to my eyes, but intriguing. I wanted to touch the art - so many intricately carved pieces. So many pieces pay homage to the female figure and to male strengths. Religion plays a big part in much of the art. There is also ugliness meant for humor.
So much of the art on display was from the 1800s and early 1900s. I had to reflect on the history. How much was pillaged and plundered, and thus preserved? That's a sad and yet worthy question. There were pictures from various African villages. Were these pieces taken from in front of villagers homes?
Alas, that issue was not discussed. Nonetheless, the pieces are nicely displayed and now cared for as a part of African history. We must respect the ART!
Without order there can be no society, and without society there can be no human perfection - Matthew Arnold. (P.S. I think we are falling way short on decent society....just sayin')
Okay, I dare you. Let's see what we all achieve this summer.....
Anyway - I hope to see of my PA crew - I've known these ladies since junior high, high school, and college. What a crew
If anyone sees him doing anything too crazy....well, let me know if I need to file an insurance claim.
I'm prepping some posts. I hope you folks have a good summer month - mid June to mid July. I plan on eating a cheesesteak or two, some really good pizza, heading to the shore, and enjoying time with my dad, family, old friends, etc.
Stay cool, stay safe, and use sunscreen!