Author Archives: Kari Wagner-Peck

About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a writer & storyteller who home schools with her son. She is the author of the memoir Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at CNN, Psychology Today online, The New York Times Well Family blog, The Huffington Post, The The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald Daily Life blog, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Author page: Twitter @KariWagnerPeck and Facebook: Email:

It’s a Wonderful Life is better than you think it is – by guest Dan Gillotte

It’s a Wonderful Life is better than you think it is #1: George HATES Bedford Falls (Fucking HATES it.) Mr. Potter is a horrific, cruel and cold villain, one of screen’s best, if you ask me, BUT in a particularly … Continue reading

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Lovely Intangibles –

 “Yeah, there’s a lot of bad ‘isms’ floatin’ around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. Make a buck, make a buck.” – Alfred, a janitor at Macy’s in Miracle on 34th Street. Miracle on 34th Street – … Continue reading

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Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas = Gateway to Metal – a guest post by Dan Gillotte

There are many many things I LOVE about Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas including, Emmet, his mom, the jugband, his friends, the sets and the music. BUT, when I’m really honest. I mean REALLY honest, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving –

My most favorite Thanksgiving film is not an obvious one. It’s The Last Waltz (1978, dir. Martin Scorsese). The Last Waltz was a concert by, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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