Did you hear about the 77-year old Chinese woman that had a bullet removed from her head? Ouch! Doctor’s say the surgery went well and she’s okay. So now you must be wondering how a 77-year old woman got shot.

She didn’t. Nope, she was shot as a 13-year old girl and the bullet has been [...]

Around the World in Bullets

From the U.K.: £3,995.00 / $6,629.00 for Elizabeth Bennett!

Well, not really Elizabeth herself you understand. Not even a piece of her fictional pride or prejudice. Instead, for a mere £3,995.00 / $6,629.00 you can purchase one of the dresses Keira Knightley wore in her movie mis-adaptation of Ms. Bennett. If the dress fit Keira, I’m [...]

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 is probably a better movie than Spider-Man, but oddly, I didn’t enjoy it as much. It’s a good movie and I did like it, just not as much as Spider-Man. I think there are several reasons for this:

My expectations for Spider-Man, noted here, were so low, I was easily able to enjoy the [...]

Memorial Day 2007

Happy Memorial Day, everyone.

Especially to the men and women who have served this country and to their families. We won’t forget.

Image copyright Kathleen T. Rhem

Hillary’s Theme Song

Those of you that live in the U.S. have probably heard or seen on the news that Hillary Clinton has posted some videos on YouTube asking for America’s help. What does she want our help with? Not policy issues. Not campaign reform. Not health plan concerns. Nope. Hillary wants your help deciding on her all-important [...]

Star Wars: The First Time

It seems that everywhere I look on the blogosphere everyone is commenting on the first time they saw Star Wars…so I thought I’d join in…or not.

When Star Wars was first released we were in Jackson, Tennessee visiting my grandmother; the same grandmother I’ve mention twice earlier this week. I had a blast at Grandma’s house [...]

Wii and Mii

I’m not a video game player, but Wii has been tempting me. I like the activity aspect of it and have heard that people actually lose weight playing it…both good things. So I decided to give it a try. Oops…they are still very, very difficult to find in stores. Shame on Nintendo! The thing has [...]

Spidey Insurance

After watching the movie Spider-Man, I thought I should take in Spider-Man 2…unfortunately things have been busy so I’ve watched it in pieces over the last few nights.

I must say there is an awful lot of property damage in these movies. Cars, trucks, streetlights, buildings, houses, streets, Chicago L trains, mopeds, Aunt May’s home, [...]


I’m not a huge audiobook listener because the only place I can concentrate on them is a car, train, plane, etc., and since I work in my home I’m not traveling enough to get through a book quickly. But I do enjoy them occasionally and my library is trying a few new audiobook ventures.

Remember the [...]

Aunt Who?

I don’t know why, but today I was thinking about a story from my past. I was fifteen at the time and we were at a luncheon following my maternal grandmother’s funeral…you don’t need me to tell you it was a sad event.

I was talking to a woman that I knew was one of [...]