I love cats. I love books. Now I can enjoy both in one instance by reading The Cat Who Wouldn’t Come Inside by author and artist Cynthia von Buhler.
This is an exhibit everyone in Texas should see (Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth). Actually, I think everyone in the world should see Ron Mueck’s work, but those of us in Texas have no excuse not to. What’s so great about Mueck? YOU MUST LOOK at The Washington Post link and THEN view the video below. After you’ve had a look at both, you tell me what’s great about Ron Mueck. He blows me away!
I just watched the most wonderful movie about love, friendship, and family – Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. It’s a terrible shame that such a heartwarming film has remained under the radar. I hope by telling you a little about it, you’ll feel compelled to rent or buy it.
Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves to London to begin a new life. She takes up residence at the Claremont, a hotel that has seen better days. She attempts repeatedly to make contact with her grandson, Desmond, with no success. One day, as she makes her way back to the hotel from the post office, she stumbles and falls. A chivalrous, young man (Rupert Friend-pictured. Can you say hottie?!) with exceedingly good looks rescues her. This chance encounter is the beginning of one of film’s most tender relationships. Ludovic Meyer (Rupert) becomes Mrs. Palfrey’s adopted grandson, and she becomes the grandmother he never had.
I’m sure you’re not as sentimental as me; I cried through 85% of the movie. I didn’t cry because the film was terribly sad; I cried because it was very moving. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is a profound love story. It illustrates that family is often not blood, but those of kindred spirit.
Please add this film to your “must watch” list. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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Many books have made the transition to film, but not always is the transition well done. 84, Charing Cross Road is one of the exceptions. Take a moment to read the film review.
This guy is amazing. Watch the video and then check out his site.
I’m so happy that Hemingway’s cats get to stay at Hemingway’s former home in Key West City.
The City Commission finds that family of polydactyl Hemingway cats are indeed animals of historic, social and tourism significance. [source]
Most of the cats are descendant’s of a six-toed cat Ernest Hemingway was given by a ship’s captain. You can see pictures and learn more about the cats here.