• Animals,  Fiction,  Friday Fun,  Thinking

    Queens Put the ‘Fun’ Into Fundraising

    Some of us first encountered drag queens at the movies. (Remember when we used to *go* to the movies?) I think you’ll agree that lovely, loving movies like To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Tootsie and even Hairspray left us hoping that everything the queens wanted would come true! I have a fond memory of watching The Birdcage with my former mother-in-law and her homophobic son. (FORMER is a very key word in that previous sentence as homophobia was the least of his many…

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    Friday Fun,  Thinking

    Movie Monday: 6 True Stories for Lovers of Legal Thrillers

    One of the side effects of pandemic life is that lots of us are consuming much more media than we did during other times in our lives. Lots of phone and Zoom calls now include a little bit of time to let our inner film critics come out and play together. Questions like “Who has a good series to suggest?” and “Any movie recommendations to share?” are a much more common part of conversations with others. I’m someone who writes mostly creative non-fiction and, for the…