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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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NYT reviews Vicky Christina Barcelona. This wonderful new movie by Woody Allen is set in the gorgeous town of Barcelona that is littered with art and sculptures. The light in this movie is honey toned and summery and it follows the adventures of Vicky and Christina and the dilemmas they deal with while trying to understand love and its many complicated facets. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are excellent and light up the screen.

The Portrait of Two Ladies
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Published: August 15, 2008

Bathed in light so lusciously golden and honeyed that you might be tempted to lick the screen, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is a rueful comedy about two young American women who, during a summertime European idyll, savor many of the Continental delicacies that such travelers often take pleasure in: art, music, culture, yes, but also strange bodies and unexpected dreams. These bodies and dreams open possibilities for the women, intimating freer, somehow different lives, despite the persistent tu…

On Michelle Obama

Farah Griffin of NPR analyzes Michelle Obama and her speech at the Democratic Convention.

By the time Michelle Obama -- the woman who many hope will be America's next First Lady -- took center stage, the Pepsi Stadium was electric with anticipation. We'd just watched a well-produced video, South Side Girl, documenting her "American" story.


It was followed by her brother's loving introduction. Watching her, resplendent in teal, perfectly made up and coifed, I wondered, "What will it take for Americans to love this woman?" Surrounded by tall placards with her name in bold white print, I thought "What will the pundits make of her performance?" I had no doubt she would be elegant, beautiful, intelligent and graceful. She always is. I wasn't concerned that she might slip up and speak a basic truth about our deeply flawed nation. She has learned her lesson and there are now handlers to assure that she makes no such slips.

It is Michelle's bla…

thought for today

It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who perseveres is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results.



- The Mother [CWMCE, 14:173]

Happy Birthday Papa

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Happy Birthday to the best dad anyone can ever have..i Love you and thankyou for everything....

Barack Barack Barack Obama You Rock

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What a strong speech. It will be so amazing if he wins, he will change the direction this country is going in and give us all hope again. Michelle his wife is such a wonderful role model for working women and her main issue is balancing work and family. Gail Collins wrote in the NYT, that Michelle Obama feels that America expects mothers to work but does not provide any services for taking care of their children. Health insurance is also a big issue, so many Americans are uninsured. To be uninsured is OK until you fall sick.
His family history is so interesting. A single white mom, a Kenyan absent father and white grandparents bringing up an African looking child. A Harvard graduate who goes into public service instead of a corporate job.

a new home

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toddlerville

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running free

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mili and lili

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spiders webs

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demak leaves

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a chair with a view

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life aint bad on a hammock

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green glass

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keep your temper

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welcome to the Lake

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water baby

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mamu and mami, bhaiya and lili

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tube

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water

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bhaiya and mila

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canoeing

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Nana

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canoeing

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gone fishin

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a table in a field

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a lake

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tea warmer

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