Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Here in a America we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving.
So for my brothers and sisters here in the USA, I wish you all a blessed and happy gathering. And for my brothers and sisters on the rest of our blue-green planet, pull up a chair, there's always room at the table.
For most of us the joy of present loved ones will be mixed with the honey-dipped pain of those absent.
So let's join hands and ask for gratitude for what we have, grace for those we've lost and grit for the road ahead.
Now please pass me a drumstick.

Paul Parducci

PS: The picture is from the Margaret Fuller House collection.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don Siegel's "The Shootist"

As far as I'm concerned John Wayne's best movie (which also turned out to be his last.) Directed by American Auteur Don Siegel. With excellent performances by Ron Howard, Richard Boone and Lauren Bacall. This one is a must see. And you can catch it this month on American Movie Classics.
Paul Parducci

Friday, November 07, 2008

Recession Economics: Keep Your Chin Up.

Like most of us on planet Earth right now I'm feeling the pinch.
Consumer Reports has aggregated a nice batch of info regarding the saving of the green stuff.
I have a bottle cap with a simple message inside: "Keep Your Chin Up." I affixed a magnet to the back and mounted it on my refrigerator door to remind me of all I have to be grateful for and that this too shall pass.
Paul Parducci