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Monthly Archives: July 2014

What Happened to Funny Action Heroes?

July 7, 2014, 2:21 pm

When the Minister of Silly Walks talks, attention must be paid. Recently, John Cleese told Radio Times: “I did two James Bond movies, and then I believe that they decided that the tone they needed was that of the Bourne action movies, which are very gritty and humourless…Also the big money was coming from Asia, from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, where the audiences go to watch the action sequences, and that’s why in my opinion the action sequences go on […]

My diary from Asia from August 1979, when I was 8 (part 2 of 2)

July 4, 2014, 1:18 am

…continued from last week. Below, Mom leaves 8-year-old me alone in a hotel in Nepal. Anyone imagine doing anything like that today? Day 15 Sun We ate breakfast and got on the plane to Bombay. We went to another Holiday Inn at 2:55am India time. When we got up we went down to a coffee shop and had breakfast (again). It was real windy and rainy. We looked at the swimming pool and at the kids playing on the beach. We went […]

Daily reports from Dar’s therapists

July 2, 2014, 1:12 am

Today, a glimpse into Dar’s world of therapy. Through our insurance, we work with an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) provider who arrange for therapists to come to our house and work with Dar. While he’s in school we get 10 hours a week; during a recent week when he was out of school, he got more. We mostly see the same person and she’s GREAT! Her initials are “SE” as written below. There’s a whole spreadsheet of targets, goals, progress…I’m not going […]