Experience Life As A “Sea Gypsy!” Can you imagine living your entire life on the water? As in “24 /7?” Well, for a number of nomadic tribes, that is their entire world! Look at this “small town”: First of all,… Read More ›
The Engrossing New Film “Nomadland!” Frances McDormand Is Riveting! Filmed In “Empire”, An American Ghost Town!
Take A Journey Through “Nomadland!” This brilliant new film has just begun streaming on HULU, and also available in theaters where open and to rent online as well. Frances McDormand gives another career-making performance – completely fearless and totally exposed… Read More ›
The Gorgeous Sri Lanka Has An “Elephant Complex!” Fascinating Book Is A Cautionary Tale For America!
“One day I went to the Vijitha Yapa store for a book on the conflict. ‘I’m sorry’, said the salesman, ‘but they’re still being written.’” Those words sum up the story of Sri Lanka, a proud country recovering from a… Read More ›
“Eat. Pray. Hike!” Three Great Empowered Female Memoirs! Hiking Scotland! Restoring France! Surviving Hollywood!
“Who goes to Scotland for two weeks with a stranger they met over the internet? I did.” With that setup, it’s time for the “Wednesday Bookmobile” to head to Scotland – and a journey of self-discovery, thanks to a terrific… Read More ›
Palau’s Pandemic Crisis! This Slice Of Paradise Is Under Siege – Not From The Virus, But The Quarantine!
Want To Visit Paradise? As we get 2021 underway, we are all hopeful that we can overcome our current worldwide medical catastrophe and open the world up again to travel and explore. As the picture above shows, it’s an incredible… Read More ›
A Ghostly “Empire”! Nevada’s Mining Ghost Town! “Cult Movie Monday” Has The New Film “Nomadland” Captures A Desolate America!
Welcome To Nowhere! This edition of “Cult Movie Monday” begins with a trip back in time before highlighting an acclaimed new film that is already getting Oscar buzz! Some of you know by previous posts that I am fascinated by… Read More ›
Exploring Patagonia – By Train And Motorcycle! My “Wednesday Bookmobile” Has Paul Theroux – And Ewan McGregor!
Who’s Up For A Train Trip Like This? As always, legendary Travel Writer Paul Theroux was, and the trip was one of his greatest ever. Here’s how they set it up: “Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station… Read More ›
“Just stay alive for the first 120 hours and then you’ve got it made…” Imagine if those were the first words you heard when you landed in a foreign country. But that’s the setup for a riveting look at the… Read More ›
Roger Ebert’s Cannes Film Festival Memoir! My “Wednesday Bookmobile” Has My Cannes Memories With Schwarzenegger! Prince Albert Too!
Welcome To The Cannes Film Festival! It’s the most glamorous film festival in the world – and in this #quarantinelife, it was cancelled this year for the first time since 1968, when the student protests in France that year shut… Read More ›
“Mucho Mucho Amor!” Netflix Has The Incredible Story Of Walter Mercado! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Incredible Appearance On “Cult Movie Monday!!
Meet Walter Mercado! The Fascinating Story Of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Performer / Astrologist! Do you know Walter Mercado? If you are Puerto Rican, you most certainly do – and if you were a fan of Astrology and “1-900” numbers and… Read More ›