Movie Review: “Land of Mine”

Watched the movie “Land of Mine” last night.
It’s a grim story about a group of young German POWs in post-World War II Denmark, who are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines.
It’s a grim story and hard to watch.
Still, I recommend this movie, because it’s a part of history that’s not well known.
3 stars out of 5.

 

 

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Salisbury Steak

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/swiss-steak/39af7c1e-5aac-425c-97c7-d9b2466644bf

 

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I read the news today, oh boy!

I read in the news today that:

1. If I drink too much coffee, I could get cancer.

2. If I eat at restaurants too often, I could get cancer.

3. If i wear a sports bra too often, I could get cancer.

You know what? I don’t care.

Too much of anything, even water, can kill me.

However, to be safe, I will not wear a sports bra.

 

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Why I’ve gone back to buying DVD’s

Since 2013, I’ve been buying digital copies of my favorite movies and storing them in “The Cloud.”

The advantage was that I could store hundreds of movies in the cloud and not use physical storage space at home.

However, starting this week I’ve gone back to buying Blu-Ray DVD’s.

Why?

I’ve found that the image and sound qualities are still superior on the Blu-Ray disks than on the digital additions.

Also, I found that DVD’s often can be found on sale for less than the digital copies.

In fact, lately I’ve found my favorite movies also come in combo packs that include the Blue-Ray, standard DVD, and digital copy of in one package.

This is a big plus for me, because now I can lend out the standard DVD of my favorite movie to friends and not worry about losing the Blu-Ray Disk.

Yes, there still is the problem of where to store my DVD’s. Working on that solution.

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Beautiful Cards from Nushrat

I received these cards from my artist friend, Nushrat Sayeed-Hussain.
Aren’t they beautiful?

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“To God Belongs the East and the West” Quran 2:115 (This is my favorite quote from the Quran.)

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“So which of these favours of your Lord do you deny?” Quran 55:13

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“So which of these favours of your Lord do you deny?” Quran 55:13

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The Gun that Killed Lincoln

This is the gun that killed President Lincoln.
I always thought that John Wilkes Booth was the only person involved in the assassination, but my visit to the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. changed my mind.
Booth was part of a larger conspiracy to kill the President. Other cabinet members were also targeted.
Many people were tried and hanged as a result of this conspiracy, including the first woman to be tried and convicted by a U.S. military court.

Gun that killed Lincoln

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West Cliff Lodge

This is the West Cliff hotel (formerly the Vagabond Lodge) next to the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.
It’s a fun place to go.
As soon as you walk in the office, you need to maneuver around a big old friendly dog who refuses to move from the front of the registration desk.
You can’t sit down, because a big old friendly cat is sitting in the chair by the registration desk.
However, the rooms are huge, have splendid views and reasonable rates.
In the morning, we walked next door to the Columbia Gorge Hotel and had a most excellent breakfast, also at very reasonable prices.

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