Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

The 100 Foot Journey

The film is a truly great mixture of drama, resistance to the forces of politics, the adroit combination comedy, and love story, in a culinary battle for the utmost Michilin Star rating for an established French fine dining enterprise that is a mere 100 feet apart from a brand new (to the village) Indian restaraunt.

The Weekend Music Thread-Mini-Threads

Hey peeps! It's time, once again for the weekend music thread. We had a weekend thread several weeks ago where people would post mini-themes, on whatever subject they wanted. There were some really good ones, let's do it again!

The Weekend Music Thread-Whatever Floats Your Boat

Whatever the genre or theme, if it floats your boat, post it.

The Weekend Music Thread – Animals Are People Too!

Post songs that feature animals of all sorts in the titles and/or lyrics. There are many to choose from. So, think of some of your favorites and have some fun!

The Weekend Music Thread-Personal Favorites

I am stunned, gobsmacked, flabbergasted and annoyed! I think this weekend's thread should be open to anything that comes to mind that may help soothe the savage (and dejected) breast! Post your favorites that help you express your feelings best. Post your favorites that may lighten the darkness a bit, or just rage at the machine!

The Weekend Music Thread – Body and Soul

This week's thread is dedicated to that uniquely American music, Soul!

The Weekend Music Thread-Happy Halloween

BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the "spirit," (ha-ha) this weekend's thread is dedicated to all things spooky!

The Weekend Music Thread – Love Songs

This weekend's theme is an old one, but a great one. Without the "love song," the world would be devoid of over half of it's treasured music. There must be thousands of songs written about that most difficult to define emotion.

The Weekend Music Thread – That’s Life

Pick the songs you favor most, songs about life and all it encompasses.

The Weekend Music Thread – Mini Themes

Create your own mini theme by choosing a number of songs that deal with the same subject or meaning, all within one comment box.