Review: A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder


We recently saw this play. We found the first act to be rather boring. The second act was better. Yet, the plot is belabored and maybe if there were fewer kin involved it would not be so repetitive.  Jefferson Mays plays several roles. He is superb, yet we were relieved when the play was over. We give it 5/10(*)


No Frills Rigoletto


Rigoletto in NYC by the Metropolitan Opera is a no frills Broadway Musical (Director Mayer’s, “Spring Awakening”)  meets Opera. The usual splendid costumes are absent. The jester/joker can easily be mistaken for your average Joe, even with great singing. The pageantry and mood afforded by appropriate costumes that lend recognition and expression to the original Verdi rendition is missing.

Three Life After Life Stories: “Do You Believe in Angels or God?”



It was January 14, 1999, and Mary Neal, an orthopedic surgeon from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, had surprised her husband, Bill, with a week-long kayaking trip with friends in the Los Rios Region of Chile.

It had been a good trip. The couple spent the week enjoying people, the food and the culture.

But that morning, Neal’s husband wasn’t feeling well. So he stayed behind while she joined their friends on a section of river well known for its waterfalls and drops of 10 to 15 feet.

“When I first put (afloat) on the river, I didn’t feel quite right,” she said.

Neal crested at the top of the first big drop in the river. She looked down into what she later described as a bottomless pit.


On February 2, 2006, Anita Moorjani was in a coma. With her body riddled with cancer, doctors told her husband that her organs were shutting down and she likely would not make it beyond the next 36 hours.

“I was just so tired of fighting to try to stay alive,” she said.

Moorjani knew what cancer could do to the body. She had seen it ravage her best friend, Soni, eventually killing her.

So when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, she was afraid.

In a way, Moorjani had always been afraid — of living and of dying.


It was December 18, 2011, a week before Christmas, and 18-year-old Benjamin Breedlove went to his bedroom.

He had spent the day with his family. They had held church at their home in Austin, Texas, because the teenager was ill. Since childhood he had battled hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death.

In his short life, Benjamin — Ben as he was known to family and friends — had suffered three heart attacks, including an episode the night before.

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Thor and Norse Mythology


The Bifröst plays a role in the 2011 film “Thor” with Chris Hemsworth in the title role.   The character is based on the god ‘Thor’ from Norse or Scandinavian  Mythology and also Germania Mythology.

In Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, numerous tales and information about Thor are provided. In these sources, Thor bears at least fourteen names, is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, is the lover of the jötunn Járnsaxa, and is generally described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded.[1] With Sif, Thor fathered the goddess (and possible valkyrie) Þrúðr; with Járnsaxa, he fathered Magni; with a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Móði, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. The same sources list Thor as the son of the god Odin and the personified earth, Fjörgyn, and by way of Odin, Thor has numerous brothers. Thor has two servants, Þjálfi and Röskva, rides in a cart or chariot pulled by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (that he eats and resurrects), and is ascribed three dwellings (Bilskirnir, Þrúðheimr, and Þrúðvangr). Thor wields the mountain-crushing hammer, Mjölnir, wears the belt Megingjörð and the iron gloves Járngreipr, and owns the staff Gríðarvölr. Thor’s exploits, including his relentless slaughter of his foes and fierce battles with the monstrous serpent Jörmungandr—and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarök—are recorded throughout sources for Norse mythology.

Thor – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fast and Furious Star Paul Walker Dead in Fiery Car Crash


He was in a car that lost control, a Porsche on November 30, 2013. He was driving in a 2005 Porsche GT. Walker was a passenger
in the car driven by Mr. Rodas, was a friend and adviser to Walker. Mr. Rodas’ eight year old witnessed the high speed crash into a tree.



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Cars Paul Walker Pirelli World Challenge Porsche Roger Rodas

From left to right: Drivers Jeff Westphal, Paul Walker, Roger Rodas and Carl Rydquist. (Photo: Facebook – Always Evolving)
Roger Rodas, a competitor in Pirelli World Challenge, has been identified as the second victim in the fiery car crash that also claimed the life of “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker.

Rodas, 38, was driving a Porsche Carrera GT in Santa Clarita, California Saturday when the sports car slammed into a light pole and tree before bursting into flames, authorities and witnesses said. Rodas and the passenger, Walker, 40, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an article in “Wealth Management,” the two first met at a race event in California when Walker noticed Rodas driving a Porsche GT3 he had previously owned. They ended up becoming great friends and even raced side-by-side in a Pro-Am 25-hour endurance race in Thunder Hill, California.

As their friendship developed, Walker occasionally asked Rodas for financial advice before working together formally as client and Financial Advisor in 2007. Rodas helped Walker maintain his passion for cars and racing without having them become a financial burden.

Roger Rodas (R) and teammate Erik Davis (L) sign autographs. (Photo: Pirelli World Challenge)
To do so, the two founded a race shop, Always Evolving, to store their cars and bring in income by doing work for other drivers. Always Evolving ultimately transformed into a full-scale race team, with Rodas taking the role as lead driver.

He scored two wins in the Pirelli Drivers Cup in 2012 before making the move up to the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge. In his rookie season, Rodas finished 13th in the GTS championship standings despite missing the races at Lime Rock and St. Petersburg.

Rodas is survived by a wife and two children. Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter.

Bifröst-Do you believe that Mythology and History Overlap?



The god Heimdallr stands before the rainbow bridge while blowing a horn (1905) by Emil Doepler.

In Norse mythology, Bifröst  pronunciation  or sometimes Bilröst, is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. The bridge is attested as Bilröst in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and as Bifröst in the Prose Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. Both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda alternately refer to the bridge as Asbrú (Old Norse “Æsir’s bridge”).[1]

According to the Prose Edda, the bridge ends in heaven at Himinbjörg, the residence of the god Heimdallr, who guards it from the jötnar. The bridge’s destruction at Ragnarök by the forces of Muspell is foretold. Scholars have proposed that the bridge may have originally represented the Milky Way and have noted parallels between the bridge and another bridge in Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú.

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Space Grade M2M Tech in the Palm of Your Hand


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