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Tuesday, July 01, 2008


As some of you have already mentioned, my friend and business partner, Clint, has just re-invented his wildly popular entertainment website,

If you were a fan of the previous Moviehole, or especially if you've never been to Moviehole, you should definitely pay his site a visit. They seem to know about movies and insider entertainment news there before Hollywood does!

All Things Possible,


  • At 12:24 PM, July 01, 2008 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi Everyone,

    thanks for the link, Chris.

    Awesome new website, Clint. Being a webmaster myself I know just how much work goes into it. I liked your article about Don Davis passing away. I read the sad news this morning on GateWorld and was quite shocked to hear it. Don was such a sweetheart and great actor and he will be missed! I was fortunate to meet him at a few Stargate conventions a few years back and will cherish these memories.

    Hope you are all having a good week so far! It's gotten really hot over here, which is nice for the kids as the summer break just began.

    Big hugs to you all!


  • At 1:58 PM, July 02, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave, thanks for the kind thoughts on the last post. I did get to see it before topic changed. Thinking of you with all these storms brewing again. Guess we're both weary of it...Tim as well, I'm sure. Yesterday was ATB, so have to enjoy them when we can.

    Thinking of everyone in CA also, with fires and heat emergencies. Heard today that temps are high this summer. Hope all is well Chris and friends.

    Ute, your website is fabulous and hope everyone goes there to visit.
    Glad we have Moviehole to check up on things across the board...

    Have a sparkling Fourth everyone, if my power goes out before I can send a proper greeting! Sue

  • At 9:58 PM, July 03, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    OK, since no new posts, and I do have power, and I'll be gone on vacation next week, and since everyone loves quotes, thought I'd share a couple of Independence Day Greetings that came across my path...

    One is a little four-minute movie that I was actually able to view...about words of great leaders "that have inspired, comforted, persuaded, and motivated us."

    Great Quotes From Great Leaders –

    The other is a an ATP wish for your Independence Day and beyond:

    "Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration. You are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. -- M. Scott Peck

  • At 3:46 PM, July 07, 2008 , Anonymous Angi said...

    HI Chris and Forum Family

    Firstly thanks for the link to Clint's site - it's fantastic and has been added to my list of favourites.

    I'm sorry it's been a while since I've dropped by and I'd like to thank Sue for sending me a stunning 4th July card and reminding me there are people out here that I care about. I hope everyone's well and that the weather in her post above has not affected anyone. Here in England it's been so hot and stuffy, or rainy but still stuffy that i'd welcome a really good thunderstorm to clear the air.

    The reason i've been away so long is a combination of major problems with my computer in which I lost everything stored in the memory - you know all the things you store and plan to back up when you have a free moment, but somehow never find the time? In my case it was the best part of two years of course notes and research for my foundation degree and the 5000 word assignment I'd just written and needed to print and hand in for the previous module. This setback has meant I've to rewrite the whole essay over again during the summer holidays once the final module is out the way (at the end of the month). Still I guess it could be worse.

    Sorry not to have a more exciting reason for being out of touch for a while. Hope everthings well in your corners of the world.

    Lots of Love and Bright Blessings


  • At 8:15 AM, July 10, 2008 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hi Sue and Ute and welcome back Angi!! Hope you are all having an excellent summer so far! Thanks to all for the various holiday wishes. On a personal note, I happened to be at a restraunt on July 1st and sat next to George Stroumboulopoulos, who hosts a show in Canada called The Hour. He gave me a maple leaf pin in honor of Canada Day - what a guy!

    Sorry to hear about your computer problems Angi. What a nightmare! I know I'm probably just as dependent on my computer and vunerable to losing access to thousands of hours of work. I think I'll back up some of it now thanks to you!

    Sue, thanks for the website of Great Movie Quotes - how cool!

    Be sure to make it an excellent day today and do something crazy and out of character to keep those around you on their toes!!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 8:12 PM, July 12, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks Angi for the kind posting, and for the heart-felt story about computers. Can't live with 'em or without em...and I, too, was shocked into action, I hope, soon. Chris is right, thousands of hours of work we pour into them. Sometimes I've lost just one article, or a piece of something I've written, accidentally and even then, you can't retrieve it from your mind the way you "had it" -- let alone "your life" which is basically in our computers now, which should be backed up. Ha. If only we could back up our lives, and retrieve only the parts we want! In any case, it's great to see you on the forum again. And we all are cheering for you for a great outcome for your studies.

    Moviehole's a fun website now, and again congrats to Clint. I was looking at the Toronto Film Festival article, and I see the Secret Life of Bees will be opening. I'd read the book by Sue Monk Kidd (recommended to me by one of our kids' English teachers) a couple of years ago. And knew it would make a great movie. It's nice to be able to look up things the movie reviews!

    I was curious about Wall-E and, while I haven't seen it yet, the review there and another by filmmaker Stephen Simon that I recently read, make it sound like a wonderful movie, and so I hope to follow its journey. Hoping to hear what everyone thinks about it, along with the other summer movies you are seeing. We don't have a lot of time to go to the theater right now, but the Netflix list is always being updated!

    Trusting you are all having fabulous summer vacations. We returned from a great week in PA with our daughter and son-in-law, and one of the surprises on the trip was a tour of the Martin Guitar Factory. Our son-in-law (both were band kids) wanted to see how guitars are manufactured...such history and craftsmanship.Fascinating, and I'd recommend it if you're ever in the vicinity of Nazareth., PA. While he played trumpet in h.s., he's taking guitar lessons and really getting into electric guitar and blues and the 60s artists. He's surely keeping us on our toes! Love that thought, Chris. People are hinting that I've been doing that more since my weeklong retreat this spring which was along those lines. So watch out, everyone, you never know what to expect now!

    Wait a minute, though, as an actor, are you ever "out of character"?
    ATB/P/WW (wild and wonderful, of course) wishes to all...Sue

  • At 4:22 PM, July 17, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Forum's a little quiet...thought I'd check in to see who's going to Batman this weekend (my son and friends are, so that made me think to ask) Look forward to your thoughts on it...and wish everyone a fantastic mid-summer weekend...Sue

  • At 1:50 AM, July 20, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Normally I would be one of the first in line for the new Batman movie, but I'm too busy enjoying myself in Hawaii right now where I am having an All Things Possible vacation. I say "All Things Possible" because guess which somewhat mature, somewhat overweight, and somewhat not in as good of cardiovascular" and it does look incorrectly spelled to me but I'm too lazy tonight to find the correct spelling).

    I hope all are well - ATP!


    PS - even on vacation though I couldn't resist checking in here at least once!

  • At 6:51 PM, July 20, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    I don't know what time it is in Hawaii or even if you're still there, but sounds like the best place to be...even over the spectacular blockbuster weekend movie of you know what. Heard from our son that it was really good. But Hawaii sounds like the best ATPossible spot to be! Enjoy and safe trip back to Michigan! Where it's ATB HOT. Glad you found time to brighten up the forum! Sue

  • At 12:57 PM, July 22, 2008 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey forum family.
    A quick summerish post from this side of the globe- where weather has been like autumn for the past days but is back to a normal forecast- sunny and 25C- the upcoming days.
    Dave- good to see you checking in here even on holiday. Hope you had or are having a great vacation. Looking forward to hear all about it when you get the chance.

    I haven't gotten around to see any movies lately..or actually in quite a long time. And to think our movie theatre is only a ten minute walk away! Work has been busy, doing extra time to cover for co-workers away on vacation. But I will have a week off in two weeks, right after the big fantasy event of the year here in the Netherlands: Castlefest! I am very much looking forward to it, and I am also looking forward to this upcoming weekend, where I organised a 10k walk in the park/picnic meet with a bunch of fellow Omniots. I have about 25 participants in that.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, wherever you may be, and I am eager to hear all the vacation adventures.
    Summer vibes all, Elvish greetz and Be Inspired!

  • At 8:55 AM, July 25, 2008 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for your comments from Hawaii Dave! What island are you (were you?) on? I've been to Kauai once and was completely enchanted by it. Would have been easy for me to unplug from the rest of the world and live out my days in the majestic natural beauty and solitude. However, ultimately, I'm glad I came back.

    Thanks for all your comments Sue! Hope you are dealing well with the heat.

    Hi Jaschenka! Good luck with Castlefest! I can't believe it's here again! Wow, has it been a year already? Will Ute be visiting you there? I know you have a mountain of preperation involved with that, so good luck!

    If you like superhero movies, Batman, the Dark Knight, is probably the best one ever made. I know that's saying a lot, but I'm going to see it a third time this weekend. The stunts and effects are breathtaking because in many cases, they are filmed practically (yes, they really do blow up a building and they really do flip a semi.) but the best part is Heath Ledger (rip) performance. You can't take your eyes off of him. What a talent! What a loss for Hollywood.

    Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

    All Things Possible,

  • At 8:14 PM, July 26, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Aloha All,
    I'm back from my vacation in Hawaii! I have the good fortune to visit two islands on this trip, Oahu and Hawaii (aka "the Big Island) and had a glorious time. I was able to try new things including surfing, SNUBA (like scuba but the air hose connects to a container on a raft floating above you so you don't carry the supply), as well as seeing all the sights I could! Now I have to readjust to the time back home - a 6 hour time change isn't easy to deal with!

    I'll also endorse the Batman movie - I've only seen it twice, so far, but loved it very much. I also agree with Chris, Heath's death was a loss for Hollywood and for the rest of us as well. What a performance from an outstanding actor.

    Take care everyone, keep making All Things Possible!


    PS - Jaschenka, I hope Castlefest went well!

  • At 8:31 AM, July 27, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    I like the Aloha greeting Dave...glad you're home safely and that you had found that time in your schedule to PLAY! You really had fun over there! Heard NPR program on the science of play just this important it is to our lives, yet our culture traditionally downplays that, and so many of us grow up what I'd call "play deprived"....

    Now I know why we have so much FUN here on this forum, because we all sense the necessity of it for a balanced spirit. It's truly part of ATP thinking, to my mind. (You can listen to Stuart Brown, director of National Institute of Play...I like their definition of play as "pleasurable, purposeless activity" that "prevents violence and promotes trust, empathy and adaptability to life's complications.") I don't know about you, but I need all the "tools" I can get for my life challenges toolbox.

    So Jaschenka and Ute have the idea when they take time for their beloved Castlefest and being with other kindred spirits. Speaking of that, I could use you over here. Congrats on the 10K walk event! Trying to recruit walkers to join my friend Clayton Klein on his fourth annual walk for Michigan Hospice this September. There are plenty of chances to walk a ways with him, as this year's trip is 355 miles..."playfully" dubbed "Come Walk With Me Between Paradise and Hell" -- (Yes those are two Michigan hamlets and people really live there!) I'm sure I'll comment more on this later on the forum as it will be occupying much of my time for the next couple of months. Quickly blogged about it this week on (Sue's Blog) which is turning out to be a kind of virtual playground for me to express my creative spirit and highlight that aspect of others.

    Thanks for the well wishes regarding the heat, Chris. Actually more seasonable this week. But perfect time to enjoy (play - Dr. Brown says play as "a feeling of timelessness") a cruise with my husband on his bright red bass boat with my camera through the channels between the lakes at the park where he works...a bit of nostalgia for you perhaps...along by the Boy Scout Camp where they were having much fun, it looked like, learning the art of kayak canoeing and paddling. all may be nudging me along here to go see the Dark Knight. Even though I'm not sure how I'd feel, knowing about Heath Ledger being gone. Do you need to see the first one first? Our son says we should, and I don't recall seeing it. Batman Begins, right? All Things Batman it seems this summer! Sue

  • At 7:53 PM, July 28, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    IMHO you don't need to see Batman Begins first to enjoy and understand The Dark Knight. You already know who Batman is and why he is and that should be enough to understand what's going on. There are no direct references to the first movie that I recall. You probably just need to know that Bruce Wayne/Batman has been in love with Rachel Dawes since they were kids, and even that is made pretty clear in this film.

    So, consider yourself fully nudged if not pushed!


  • At 12:15 PM, July 29, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave...I was going to make this the shortest "Sue Post" ever and just say, "OK"...and Thanks, nudge/push accepted...but just now heard about the quake in southern CA and hoping all is well for you all there...also the blast in Istanbul the other thoughts out to Ufuk, as well. Keep on thinking ATB...Sue

  • At 5:16 AM, July 30, 2008 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey everyone!
    Thanks for the encouragements on the 10K walk we did last Sunday. It's been great and we still ended up with about 15 people even after some last minute cancellations. Weather has been so kind- the forecasted thunderstorms and heavy rain did not start until early next morning. It was a comfortable 25C with a nice breeze, so perfect for walking. We enjoyed the scenery, picknick stops and of course eachothers company! If you want to see some pictures of this Omniotic bunch you can go here:

    Only two days of work to go before the long awaited Castlefest. Unfortunately Ute and Angi will not join the fun this year. I will miss them both dearly..Still it will be a lot of fun with meeting other friends, great performances and celebrating Lughnasadh. :)
    Ute- I will take this opportunity to wish you (again) an awesome trip! Hope to hear all about it when you get back and I am sure the rest of the forum family agrees.

    Enjoy summer everyone! Strawberry fairy greetz and Be Inspired!

  • At 12:00 PM, July 31, 2008 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi again everyone,

    thought I check back before leaving next Wednesday. Due to that timing I won't be able to make Castlefest this year, unfortunately, but I will be back there next year! Have fun, Jaschenka! I'll be thinking of you and all our CF-friends. Thanks also for sharing your pictures from your Sunday Walk.

    Glad to hear you had a great time in Hawaii, Dave. I've been there in the early ninetes, we visited Ohau, Hawaii, Kauai and Molokai and enjoyed it very much. Also thanks for your good wishes for my vacation. The heat wave is still on here, so I am actually looking forward to the somewhat cooler climate in Alaska!

    Hey there, Angi! Good to hear from you again. Oh my, what a nightmare this must have been for you. Which just reminds us how important it is to create regular back-ups. Hope all is well with you now!

    Thanks to all of you who recommend the new Batman movie. It only opens here at the end of next month, but I already made a movie date with my friends for after my vacation to see it. Can't wait!

    For those of you who like comic heros, Kieren has created a web comic called The Solar Union. It just went online and if you like to check it out, the url is
    I think it's pretty cool and I would like hear other people's opinion.

    Did anyone see Hancock? I thought it was quite interesting, it had some unexpected twists and turns, though I thought a little less bullets and distruction would have been better. But that's just me.

    Take care you all & Big Hugs!


  • At 6:59 PM, August 02, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend everyone! Happy August!

    Topic will probably change soon, but just realized Sunday, August 3 is global "Friendship Day" -- so wishing you all a beautiful day!
    And, if I remember correctly, it's Ufuk's birthday soon, too. And beautiful birthday wishes Ufuk!

    Dave, didn't get to Batman yet. But hope to, along with Mamma Mia. Are you brushing up your Shakespeare this summer?

    Jaschenka...glad you are doing the walking. Lots of fun....either alone with your thoughts or together with a gang of like-minded spirits!
    I'll keep everyone posted on my walking adventures again with Clayton Klein. The picnic stops sound like the most fun! And can't wait to hear about Castlefest...with more pics those Strawberry Greetz!

    Ute...same...lots of pics from Alaska...we'll be thinking about you having all that fun! And the Kieren comic is cool. Truly an example of creative spirit at work for the enjoyment of others. I'll try to follow it along! Boy voyage to you!

    And since it's Friendship Day, here's wishing you all the most fabulous mid-summer nights of frolic ....
    with All Things Family, Friends, Fireflies and Fun! Sue

  • At 10:11 AM, August 03, 2008 , Anonymous Angi said...

    HI all.

    Dave how wonderful to hear about your trip to Hawaii. Sue you are of course right about the importance of play in our lives. It's something that's sadly missing these days for so many people. Even young children don't seem to play like I did as a child - possibly due to the awareness of dangers in society and overprotective carers (not that portecting children is a bad thing), nowhere being safe for them to play - over here any spare green space seems to be bought up for yet another superstore we don't need, or more and more housing (again not necessarily needed where it's being built). Even at school there's so much pressure on children to learn that they've little time allowed to play.

    As adults we have so much pressure from work/society etc to take time to play - or we feel guilty if we do. I know I certainly do! A topical example being on Friday my son went to see Dark Knight with some of his friends, which he's been totally in praise of ever since - saying it's the best one yet. I'd also love to see the film but since I don't have the excuse to take him, I probably won't go since I'd feel bad going alone when there's so many other things i should be doing.

    Ute and Chris etc thanks for your thoughts. I got the final module report done and handed in on time so now all I have to do is reread on the subject and rewrite the essay the computer ate to finish the foundation degree.

    Jaske I know you'll be having a ball at Castlefest and wish i could be there again with you and Ute. However there's been an international market in York this week so first thing I did after handing in the report was to head for the Dutch stall and buy Stoopwaffels, for my family and other lovely Dutch treats. I may not be there in person this year but believe me I am in spirit.

    Wishing everyone a lovely wonderful ATP August, with love and Bright Blessings.

  • At 8:13 PM, August 04, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Quick note Angi and everyone...I've been seeing lots more stuff now about "play"... and you put it in a least here on the forum we can feel comfortable in telling each other to lighten up, right? And remind each other to have fun...and we usually share the fun things we're up to...thanks to Chris for providing this place on the web. -- On a not so fun note, I was prompted to post wondering about Tim and tornadoes in Illinois. Saw some headlines earlier this evening. Hope all is well. -- Also heard about Morgan Freeman and hope he is OK. Incidentally, I've gotten several opinions on Mama Mia...some think it's fantastic, but our daughter says I can wait for Netflix... after dragging her husband to see it...and he hated it, she said. I heard that musicals might be making a comeback. Hope so...hope our Hollywood experts can say what they think. That's a hint. And also about this Ten Minute Musical that was under the radar it seems.

    All things beautiful and postively playful to you all...Sue

  • At 6:49 PM, August 06, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi Chris, forum family and Moviehole fans....

    Since things are still quiet here, I thought you would enjoy this link to a very beautiful story about friendship

    II just heard about it today, but chances are you may have seen it, since it's been on You Tube for awhile.and about ten million people have viewed it

    Write back what you think!

    To me, it's ATB/P and a wonderful message for this time of year when we usually reunite with family and friends at all the summer gatherings.
    Plus, it's positively playful, too. ...

    Enjoy! Sue

  • At 8:16 PM, August 06, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for the link - that was a tear jerker! It also brought me back memories of "Born Free" does anyone else remember that true story of Elsie the lion and her family (I think it was Elsie). I wonder what it is about the British and lions?

    May all your reunions be joyful out there in ATP land!


  • At 9:44 PM, August 06, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave, glad you liked it. Yes, it does seem reminiscent of Born Free. Luckily, even on dial-up I was able to view it.

    Since you just posted, I was in the middle of working on a blog about a young singer whose family I got to know while staying at their house in Virginia this spring. I became entranced with the sound of Elizabeth LaPrelle and her authentic Appalachian mountain voice, singing all the old ballads as they were sung a hundred years ago. She'll be at the Great Lakes Folk Festival this weekend Aug. 8-10 and we hope to get up there Friday night in East Lansing.
    I've never been to one of those festivals...thousands of people attend I guess. So hope we can find her and her mom. Elizabeth will be singing a cappella and along with the Crooked Road Revue. They were on Prairie Home Companion a couple of years ago. She's just a college student, but has learned to sing these songs, I understand, in a way that few young singers can duplicate. So it's very fascinating. That's her website. There's a place to listen to a clip on there. The picture of her in the mountains was taken where I stayed....just beautiful.

    Back to the You Tube video...I loved the emphasis on friendship. It's amazing. I was thinking about the forum family...and while writing my blog, I was thinking about all the new friends I met down I've sent it on down. Been pretty busy on the web tonight! didn't say if you were doing any theatre stuff this summer...I saw two productions in Williamston that were excellent..really enjoying that little theater...just started up a couple of years ago. And, I love your "ATP Land"... may all be well in yours! Sue


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