One Hundred Years Ago Today…

…the great Ella Fitzgerald was born. She overcame adversity (including the deaths of both parents when she was young) after discovering her talent and putting it to use. Today many people are remembering her and celebrating her life (here and here, for instance). I think I will just share some of her talent here and maybe others will also become fans of hers:

 

More College Silliness

Here we go again, with a major university that gets millions of dollars from parents of college students who simply want a good education wasting kids’ time by pushing indoctrination instead. And this school is just up the road from me :0

UW-Madison is offering “men-identified students” (sheesh!) the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a man. Oh, brother, we can see where this is going.

A Lovely TV Series to Enjoy

Although I haven’t watched live television in many years, I do enjoy a good series on DVD, and am blessed with an awesome public library that offers many shows in their entirety.

Recently I stumbled onto a lovely British television series that my husband and I really like. “As Time Goes By” features a couple who were once young and madly in love, but separated by a war and then a lost letter. Years later, after she has been married and widowed, and he’s been married and divorced, they run into each other again.

The humor is often subtle, and the relationships among the characters quite realistic. Unlike many American comedies, the humor doesn’t hit you over the head. You have to pay attention. I also appreciate that each episode doesn’t end up neatly tied with a bow.

If you’re looking for something light and fun to watch, give it a try!