2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

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The Sound of Music


The hills are alive with the sound of music. One of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. And how could it not be? Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Rogers and Hammerstein. It delivers every time. It’s an epic story with incredible music set in a pivotal time in our recent history. “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Maria”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “My Favorite Things”, “Something Good”, “So Long, Farewell”. What’s not to love, high on a hill.





And recently The Sound of Music Live was watched by millions and met with mixed reviews. Live musical theatre is still proving to be as relevant and entertaining as ever.  They are already planning for a live musical for 2014.

“Sing Out, Louisa!”

Prep and Landing


Prep and Landing is an animated special that originally aired in 2009. Created by the Walt Disney Animation Studios. It tells the story of 2 elves, Wayne and Lanny, as they discover and rediscover their purpose. Clever and action filled. A sequel, Operation: Secret Santa was created in 2010 as well as Prep and Landing: Naughty vs Nice in 2011. These short films are incredibly original, smart and heartwarming.




Prep and Landing Website

Short Term 12


Short Term 12 is one of my favorite films of the year. It tells the story of a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. It’s showing up on some critic’s top 10 lists. I found it to be moving, funny, heartbreaking, honest.photo_350x350



Long Island Medium


Think what you will, but there are many mysteries in life. I happen to think that Long Island Medium is one of them. Theresa Caputo is an entertaining and compassionate women who is a medium. She has a show on TLC where she communicates to spirits. And often what happens is healing for those involved. It’s moving and seems completely sincere and honest. But the debate continues. What do you think?


Long Island Medium – TLC