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Fifty-two years ago today I did not go into the U.S. Navy leaving my bride of nine days in front of the federal building in Cleveland, Ohio. I knew exactly where I was going and for how long. BJ knew … more
I’ve been reviewing films for The Leader for coming up on three years now, yet somehow I’ve never submitted a review of director John Frankenheimer’s 1998 spy caper … more
Yep, we are in the thick of it now. Self-quarantining, social distancing, stay at home, dude! Of course the situation has also provided ample opportunities for innovative activities and delayed … more
“The thousand natural shocks flesh is heir to.” — Hamlet I’ve been joking lately that I’ve been in training for the current quarantine by being a shut-in for years. … more
My plans for a little road trip to the eastern part of the state for a low-stress spring turkey hunt have evaporated. I’ve got plenty of time, since I’m on a “vacation of … more
With both independent theaters and cinema chains temporarily closing their doors, it’s time for my reviews to shift from big-screen films to movies and TV shows you can binge while sheltering … more
At this point, there must be as many “reimaginings” of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan stories as there have been relatively faithful retellings of the source materials themselves. In … more
This whole shutdown of almost everything has led me to consider things to do while we shuffle through the next several weeks of quarantining here in Port Ludlow/Jefferson County. Here are a few … more
I’m taking a detour to review a neat little film that came and went with hardly anyone noticing not too long ago, but is still available to stream online. Gille Klabin’s “The … more
As the final week of Key City Public Theatre’s 24th annual PlayFest approaches, the breadth of subject matter and sheer quality of its four one-act productions and two one-act staged readings … more
Last week BJ and I each had a small cold. BJ took a dose of NyQuil or the Kroger generic and was fine the next day. It is amazing what a long sleep will do to a cold.  By the end of last … more
Road trip! We’re just back from our obligatory winter trip south, the annual pilgrimage many here call “Getting Outta Dodge.” There are other places in more southern latitudes … more
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