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Dispatches From the Deep Woods: Furry Farmers

Posted by Leah on 7/20/2020 12:31:03 AM

The more I pay attention, the more Nature amazes me.

Chipmunks plant sunflower seeds, only to return for the harvest a few weeks later. The sprouts dug out of the flower pot they’d been lovingly shoved in. As far as I’ve seen, they either eat oat seed immediately, or take it back to the den for the clan. They munch garden snails and slugs as they find them, these live protein sources a rare live delicacy for the folk. I need to pay them more attention, but I think they like watching us about as much as we like watching them. In a way we are their tenants, as they will be here...

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I'm Back!

Posted by Leah on 5/4/2020 7:55:03 PM

Hi!

Hope you’ve been well since last time I posted here, which was forever ago. A lot’s happened in my life between my last post and now, just as I’m sure a lot has happened in yours. Let’s not get too far into all that. No sense rummaging around in the past when so much is happening right now. I will say though that I’m not going to post about movies here much anymore, unless it’s by happenstance. It’s not that I’ve given up enjoying film, (that will never happen!), it’s that my Post Concussion Syndrome symptoms are still such that I can’t enjoy most of the new films coming out today; ...

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I Swear I Have a Good Excuse!

Posted by Leah on 3/11/2019 12:48:27 AM

Dear Everyone, I’m sorry it’s been so long. To say I’ve missed you and writing here, is an understatement. I feel as though I’ve neglected a little piece of myself. But it’s all been for good reason. Over the past year I’ve had one health issue after another,and none of them are connected (except they’ve all happened to me, so I guess they ARE connected). I got a concussion in early 2018. Usually someone with this type of minor head trauma would be long healed by now; I have not. I’ve had too many concussions in my life (I’m accident prone), and at last count, this one was my sixth or seve...

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Endzeit or Ever After

        It can be hard to stand out in a field as overcrowded as that of the zombie apocalypse genre. Any quick internet search for a count of zombie films brings back hundreds of entries, and no list is ever truly complete, depending on ...

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A Christmas Story

Dear A Christmas Story,

In a world far over-saturated with everything Christmas, (especially movies about Christmas) you stand out. Not an easy feat, to be sure. But you can’t help it, can you? You’re just so delightful, witty, and cute. No ...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

        From the first seconds of the first trailer I knew this film was one I had to see. The three main cast members alone were enough to hook me: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell? What’s not to like with a cast like that? Not...

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Pentimento


        Pentimento is a word heaped with meaning. It is the Italian word for repentance, or penitence. It also has meaning in the art world, as “a visible trace of earlier painting beneath layers of paint on a canvas.” (Definition from Google...

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Life After Ex

        After what can only be described as an extensive and lengthy fight, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This victory was hard fought, and had more back and forth than the world reco...

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The Animation Show of Shows

        Anyone who spends any amount of time on my website will quickly realize what a fan of animation I am. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s hand drawn, computer done, puppets, stop motion or any other form, I feel that animation as a story telli...

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