by Sam Juliano
We are five days away from the Trump presidency and many of us are still trying to figure out how and why. But we are there and must come to terms with could well be one of the darkest spans in recent history. Speaking for myself though I am willing to wait, and hope that far more good comes out of this once unfathomable situation than most might think. Friday morning’s inauguration is sure to be quite the event, and one doomed to attract fervent protests all over the map. Stay tuned.
The Caldecott Medal Contender series has reached the last leg of its long and prolific journey, with six more days including today left to “spread the word.” My projection is for it to end with fifty-eight essays completed. As of this morning we have had fifty-two. Thank you many times over to Jim Clark, Laurie Buchanan, Frank Gallo, John Grant, Peter M., Tony d’Ambra, Celeste Fenster, Duane Porter, Tim McCoy, Karen, Wendy Wahmann, Nancy Armo, Ricky C., Kimbra Power, Book Barn Steve, Alia Jones, David Noack, Jarie Waterfall, Sharon Lovejoy, and others for their remarkable support in the comment threads. And to all those who have registered ‘likes’ I am deeply appreciative. The Facebook ‘likes’ that are on the linked reviews too are much appreciated.
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to my friend and colleague on his family loss. He is going through the worst time of his life, and I grieve with him at this unspeakable time.
Lucille and I saw two movies in theaters this past week, one a new release and the other one of the cinema’s greatest masterworks brought out in a magnificent new print.
Hidden Figures **** (Saturday night) Chelsea Cinemas
Singin’ in the Rain ***** (Sunday afternoon) Edgewater multiplex