CHRISTMAS 1951

With Christmas almost upon us, what better time is there for delving into that perennial holiday favorite, Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?  While nothing quite compares to reading the original, there have been any number of film-makers that have attempted to capture the spirit of Christmas with film adaptations.  There are many viewers that maintain the …

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THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING WORKERS

After nearly two years of pandemic Kanadoodle is now experiencing a labor shortage.  The first indication was news from thousands of restaurants, closed because of COVID and unable to find sufficient staff when they re-opened.  Well, if there’s a choice between slaving away in the service industry or staying safer at home, who is rushing …

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THE ‘LYMPIC CHAMPIONS FOR SILLY WALKS

There's nothing like the ‘lympics to bring out the competitive spirit. Sure, there's a few medals to be won by athletes, but the real games are in the political sphere. Jobe Bidinghistime, current Prez of ‘Murica announced recently that his government is boycotting the upcoming winter ‘lympics in Porcelain.  This is in retaliation for the …

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INSPECTOR GAMACHE RIDES AGAIN

Louise Penny – All the Devils are Here – St. Martin’s Press, 2020 (An Inspector Gamache story) It used to be that movies and television shows relied on books for their inspiration.  These days I’m beginning to suspect that crime/mystery novels are borrowing the techniques of popular television series.   There is the first novel where …

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