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Angel of Death

We’re traveling today, so I’m going to write a short post. Last night, Dan and I finished watching After the Truth, a 1999 German film about Dr. Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” responsible for killing and experimenting on vast numbers of people headed to Auschwitz’s gas chambers. As you may know, in 1979 Mengele […]

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So.  My husband and I watched Religulous, Bill Maher’s controversial documentary blasting organized religion. Here’s my humble hypothesis.  You will emerge during the credits with one of two attitudes: indignant rage or well-yeah-that’s-kind-of-how-it-is. Dan and I felt the latter, and Dan and I consider ourselves Christians (or Jesus followers, because that says who we really […]

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Feeling the Music

The other day, after Liliana finishes breakfast, I ask her if she wants to sit next to the kitchen island and watch the first part of The Little Mermaid, knowing that she’s spellbound by the music.  I leave the room briefly, calling out, “I’m going to check my e-mail,” but soon hear gasping sobs coming […]

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Oscar Nominees

This will be the first year that Dan and I will not have seen most, if not all, of the Oscar-nominated films before Oscar night.  In the past, we have found that throwing our own votes into the mix spices things up. This afternoon Dan and I saw Revolutionary Road, based on Richard Yates’s 1962 […]

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It makes me sad that studios like Fox have had to design specific divisions for the evangelical Christian (Fox Faith and Provident Film).  Clean, cozy stories for the cleanest people?  What?  I don’t get it. If you’ve read the Bible through and through, it’s a pretty harrowing read in some places, and from it, we’ve […]

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