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Season 12– Murdoch Mysteries MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12, Episodes 1-5 (Murdoch Mystery Mansion) (Operation: Murder)(My Big Fat Mimico Wedding) (Murdoch Without Borders)(The Spy Who Loved Murdoch) After eleven seasons, it is hard to keep a detective series fresh. There are … Continue reading

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MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 14.5, 15, & 16 (The Book of Jackson) (Murdoch Schmurdoch)(Game of Kings)  Even though there was a nice tribute to Constable Jackson at the end of the season premiere, it still felt a bit abrupt. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (2015)

Brooklyn (2015) I had mixed emotions about seeing this film. I have not read the book, although my research tells me that the film is fairly true to it. Brooklyn was on my “to watch” list since its release in … Continue reading

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Now What?

copyright 2017 After a long voyage, After losing everything, After risking my life to survive, Now what? After saying yes, After exchanging vows, After pinning my hopes to a stranger, Now what? After the ship sails, After the sun begins … Continue reading

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Loyalties – Part 3

copyright 2016 Click Here for Part 1 & Part 2 Martha had been feeding Annie on the cabin’s front porch, rocking gently back and forth in the warm spring air. Aunt Julietta and Susan had brought the table outside to … Continue reading

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Family Stories – A Meta-History

I first became interested in genealogy when I was a teenager – far younger than most genealogy enthusiasts.  My family history did not fit the usual mold for my region: while I was a European-Canadian, my ancestors had come to … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

There is nothing like a family reunion! After fourteen years, the extended Portokalos clan from My Big Fat Greek Wedding was still as hilarious and relatable as ever. Both films were written by and starring Nia Vardalos, who based the … Continue reading

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