REVIEWED: Unqualified

Unqualified by Anna Faris, with Chris Pratt and Rachel Bertsche (Humorous Memoir/Advice Book, 2017). This lighthearted, yet sincere book is a blend of good-natured humor, personal memoir and relationship-focused advice from actress Anna Faris. The title (and the book itself) is a spinoff from one of her current projects, a call-in podcast she co-hosts entitled Anna Faris […]

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January 19 at the midway, part 2

The last movie of the coffeehouse night… Great rock n roll/coming of age movie! Meanwhile, I had a long heart-to-heart chat with a friend. Then a bunch of us got into Netflix (‘crack for TV/movie fans’)-especially including shows like The Magician. There was also talk of binging on various foods, Stephen King’s great book On Writing and the […]

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January 19 at the Grand Midway Coffeehouse

A special, onetime mid-winter coffeehouse tonight at the fabulous Grand Midway Hotel of Windber! First up in DVD movies: GROUNDHOG DAY. Sandy Anderson dropped by, but didn’t have time to stay or do tarot readings (had to get home to feed her sweet-tempered 3-legged dog. Did say she enjoyed one of my book reviews (and […]

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17 November at the Grand Midway, Part 2

The night’s 3rd DVD film was the 2nd Men in Black feature: Not quite up to the original, but still much fun. A couple folks debating favorite brands of rifles and cars. Later: some impassioned dialogue about people snooping on others on Facebook, etc. And as  a final change of pace, the nights’ 4th movie […]

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REVIEWED: Razor Girl

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen. (Humorous/Satirical Mystery Novel, 2016) Carl Hiaasen is quite possibly the funniest writer in the US today. His fractured fairy tales paint a vivid and often laugh-out-loud portrait of modern life and crime in America as a whole, with a particular focus on his home ground of southern Florida. His latest, […]

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Nov. 10, 2016 at the Grand Midway

Tonight’s first DVD movie at the Coffeehouse was the original Slap Shot, filmed on location in and around Johnstown, PA (about 8 miles west of where I sit this minute). Way back when, my Mom and I sat the stands of the War Memorial ice rink as they filmed a couple scenes (Paul Newman, skating around, […]

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October 13 at the Grand Midway, Part 2

Just before 8:00, Blair went in a whole new direction with the night’s 3rd movie…. Which sparked much talk of redneck humor, among other things. More chess was played. I used the Wi-Fi to listen to the 1st penguin game of the season on the X via I Heart Radio. a few more costumed folks […]

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