The PBS Documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – My Review

Recently dear hubby and I sat down to watch the PBS documentary – Ken Burns Presents, Cancer:  The Emperor of All Maladies, a film by Barak Goodman, based on the 2010 Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies:  A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I read the book a couple of years ago and thought it was very good, though I did have to take many breaks and read and re-read sections at times. It took me a really long time to get through it. I’ve become a very slow reader and yes, I do attribute this in part to my cancer treatment. (more…)

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Wrapping Up Another Pinktober with a Giveaway!

Another Pinktober is almost behind us. Many, maybe even most, in the blogosphere are breathing a collective sigh of relief as November appears on the horizon. I guess I’m sort of a misfit because I have never minded Pinktober. As I’ve said before, I look at it as another opportunity to be a little louder. But I must say, it’s not like I’m sad to see the month of breast awareness, I mean breast cancer awareness, come to a close either. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination, but I don’t think I saw as much pink crap in the stores this year. Did you? Or maybe I just haven’t been shopping much lately. Yeah, that’s probably it.  (more…)

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“The Fault in Our Stars” – Why It’s Not Just Another Cancer Movie

Recently I went to see the new (well, not so new anymore) movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.” Generally, I drag dear hubby along to movies I really want to see and I really wanted to see this one. Luckily, he likes just about any kind of movie and doesn’t seem to mind even when I want to see a cancer movie. Due to busy summer schedules, it didn’t work for both of us to go this time, so I decided to just go by myself. (more…)

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82nd Annual Academy Awards - "Meet The Oscars" New York

And the Oscar Goes to…

I’m sticking with the award theme this week it seems…

Do you watch any of the various award shows on TV? There are quite a few these days aren’t there? Do you plan to watch the upcoming Oscars? I’ll be watching.

I love movies. Hubby loves movies. My whole family loves movies.


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