Monday, November 26, 2007

Little Lulu

Marge and Charlie Schultz kept me busy and happy during my childhood and youth. Later I understood how much truth and human knowledge they conveyed.

Does they have the same appeal to new generations?

I hope so. I enjoy superheroes, but they are not the same. Lulu, Lucy, Linus and Charlie Brown are real.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Wind that Shakes the Barley





At home, nobody, but me, wanted to see "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" again. So, "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" was chosen. So much beauty and violence! Barry Ackroyd did a wonderful job as director of photography. And Ken Loach punched my heart!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cats and Dog

John Fitzgerald Kennedy


22 november 1963 - we were all so sad. John Kennedy's death was such a great loss for all! JFK and Martin Luther King are examples America gave the world.
With Gandhi, Madre Teresa and Pope John Paul II, they are blessings for mankind.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!




We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, in Brasil. All our attention is already at the Christmas Season. But I think it's good to count our blessings, to think we didn't did anything to deserve them and that they are truely gifts from God. And it's always time to remember those who doens't have the same.

Tomorrow, we won't eat any turkey, corn or gravy. We will see "Trains, Planes & Automobiles". Laughing and valueing family reunion, is a good way to celebrate.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Babette by Gabriel Axel

Do you have a favorite movie? One that touches your heart, lightens your imagination?

Babette's Feast inspires me to do my best, trying over and over again, to be simple and kind.

The director Gabriel Axel isn't a chef or a gourmet. Cooking is just a pretext to serve moral values and virtues.

As Achille Papin said: "Throughout the world sounds one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me the chance to do my very best."

I'm no artist or cook, but, next year, I will try to make my family happier with our simple food, just improving the seasoning "à la Babette".

Christmas Time


Norman Rockwell opens this Christmas Season.
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