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Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

The battle of words continues.  In my January 29, 2011 post, Christopher announced that The King’s Speech was a “good movie” but “very bad history.”    Not surprising, Christopher received a rebuttal which he eagerly embraced with his latest volley. Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: Youre a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. In other quarters, the battle is  deeply personal.  Sometimes words do not come easily. “Once in a while a movie comes around that really speaks to you. For Joe Moglia,… Read more Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg

Reading produces extraordinary moments that trigger interesting ideas. I am reading Three Cups of Tea and Hitch22 at the same time.  Last week, my reading brought me to a precise convergence: September 11, 2001.  I read Dr. Greg’s and Christopher’s personal accounts of that historic day.  On 9/11 both men were separated from their families: Dr Greg was in Pakistan, his family in Montana; Christopher was in California, his family in Washington, D.C.  Uncertainty and fear touched their lives at the same time as it did for all of us.… Read more Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg

Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’s thoughts.  Last week, I was at my favourite haunt – Indigos – checking out the $2.00 “last book” clearance shelves. There are treasures to be found!  And I did find a jewel:  Catching Life by The Throat! … Read more Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” — Christopher Hitchens For the last week, I have been walking with Christopher Hitchens.  Every morning, rain, snow or shine, I grab my iPod and head out the door for work.  The time frame between home and work is approximately 25 minutes so I have 50 minutes/day with the voice that comes through the stereo headphones.   I accomplish two important tasks: 1) Exercising the body and 2) Exercising the mind.  For over two years, I have… Read more Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22