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Anna Wintour Isn’t That Bad –

The documentary The September Issue, which focuses on Vogue magazine’s yearly four-pound-Bible-of-the-fashion-world September issue, was released in 2009. Why am I writing about it now? I am the director of a film festival and mother to a five year-old who … 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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Male Bonding –

This weekend we went with most of my husband’s family to a resort in the Poconos paid for generously by my mother-in-law on her 75th birthday. Saturday night was ‘Hoedown Night’. Cowboy hats and kerchiefs provided by the lodge. My … Continue reading

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The Scariest Movies I Ever Saw –

But, first the scariest movie I never saw. In our little city, before there was Netflix and about a million other in-home film viewing choices there was (and is) Videoport on Middle Street. It seemed everyone who was cool, awesome … Continue reading

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Scared Straight –

At a Halloween party in the early 1990’s I dressed in what I thought was a genius costume. I wore a black dress with pearls and an old lady haggy mask with long silver hair pulled into a tight bun … Continue reading

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The Last of the Mohicans – by notatypicalmom

One of my brushes with fame is when I met Gregory Peck. Several years ago he came to Portland to present his one man show called something like An Evening with Gregory Peck. I had to see him. More than … Continue reading

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Where Freaks Ruled –

When I was fourteen or fifteen I had an Afro perm similar to Barbra Steisand’s in A Star Is Born. I looked about as ridiculous as she did. One memory of that bad hair time stands  out. Gina and I … Continue reading

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