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23 September 2005

A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman

THIS is the hour, O soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best:
Night, sleep, death, and the stars.

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22 September 2005

Hurricane Rita

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those on the gulf who may be affected by Hurricane Rita.

Carole Orr, who lives in Houston, e-mailed yesterday to say that she was leaving for Austin.

More movies I'm looking forward to: In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine and Toni Collette, one of those mother-daughter-sister movies that feels as though it may have significance in my own life. In Her Shoes will release nationwide October 7. But watch for sneak previews in your town over this weekend.

The Family Stone presents a great sampling of raw talent, past, present and future. Starring Diane Keaton, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams and the lovely Evan Rachel Wood; and the unforgotten dreamboat Dermot Mulroney. It's a story of boy meets girl, boy brings girl home to meet the family and they hate her on sight. Or something like that.

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20 September 2005

Nobody Panic, We're Professionals

Okay, so at first I was panicking. But the plans for our auction are ticking over just like clockwork. We have a number of artists who are offering their works for sale in the auction.
We've finally hit on the name for the event, it will be called; Artists In Action: Katrina Aid and will begin on eBay on September 30th. Please keep checking back for information.
Well, we've survived, or rather are surviving our first minor catastrophe. Or as I like to call it, the Case of Milady's Computers (see, The Sting) I've managed to find a shovel and though it will take a few months, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Think good thoughts everyone.
In a rare outing by Jodie Foster Flightplan comes out this weekend. Yay. A movie based on the Tony award-winning play Proof, with a powerhouse cast of Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhal and Hope Davis goes into limited release this weekend and wide release on the 30th. Double Yay.
And speaking of movie news, the glorious Annie Hathaway is taking on Lauren Weisberger's heroine from her novel, The Devil Wears Prada. The book about a the long-suffering personal assistant to the boss from hell is currently filming. The great Meryl Streep is playing the Devil of the title, magazine editor Miranda Priestly.
Personally, I would have loved to see Glenn Close playing Miranda, in fact, misread and thought Glenn close had the role and told about half a dozen people how excited I was. But, you know, that Streep girl...she's good too.
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