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Chadwick Boseman: The Bronze Man (1976-2020)

Movie Corner By HOWARD McQUITTER II  “The worst is Death, and death will have his day.” --William Shakespeare  The day I heard Chadwick Boseman died, his death shocked my system. What’s more he was only 43 years old, dying of colon cancer. ( I’m all too familiar with colon cancer, thanks be to God I’m still here to talk [...]

“Walkabout” (1971) ***** 5 out of 5 stars 20th Century Fox

Movie Corner  By HOWARD McQUITTER II A riveting film by Nicholas Roeg in which  a teenage girl, (Jenny Agutter), and her younger brother, Lucien John, (Luc Roeg), find themselves in unforeseen circumstances in the Australian Outback. The two youngsters and their father are supposedly on their way to a picnic.  Without warning, [...]

HOW DO YOU TREAT THE STRANGER AT YOUR DOOR

By Barb Tilsen How do you treat the stranger at your door The one who comes in need of comfort with no place to sleep Little food Just the few possessions they can carry in one move This question is before us all around the world People displaced, on the move from the dangerous and intolerable The refugee, the [...]

“Returning”

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL Author’s note: this story picks up years after the saga of “Searching,” serialized in 34 issues of “the alley” from March 2009 through June 2012. In that story, we met Luz and Angel, two 19 year olds running from their past and searching for their future, along with a score of beautiful and strange [...]

Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

By CHRISTINE LEEHEY, BART BUCH, SANDY SPIELER, SUE HUNTER WEIR Pastors Luisa and Patrick Cabello Hansel. Photo: Lowell Hanson, 2014 Poetic Art & Artful PoetryBy CHRISTINE LEEHEY“Pastors Patrick and Luisa Cabello Hansel have served St Paul’s Lutheran Faith Community for 15 years. Their art and poetry talents were gifts, to us and the [...]

Movie Corner: “Lord of the Flies” (1990)

Movie Corner: “Lord of the Flies” (1990)

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Did you ever wonder what you would do if you had to fend for yourself after a holocaust and the survivors around you, whether you know them or not, are strangers? Similar to that question is what’s going on today with the pandemic coronavirus where “normal” human encounters are truncated as if in clouds of [...]

Movie Corner: Covid-19 Stay-at-Home Movie Recommendations

Movie Corner: Covid-19 Stay-at-Home Movie Recommendations

By HOWARD McQUITTER IIoldschoolmovies.wordpress.comhowardmcquitter68@gmail.com During Covid-19, the lights went out in movie theaters across the country along with countless restaurants, bars, sporting event, churches, and schools. At first, crowds of 500 were prohibited, then 100, then 50, and, finally 10. Physical distancing is in order, [...]

Dave’s Dumpster

Dave’s Dumpster

TODAY: A virtual, safe and deeply celebratory Chrysalis MayDay experience on Sunday, May 3rd!

TODAY: A virtual, safe and deeply celebratory Chrysalis MayDay experience on Sunday, May 3rd!

By CLAIRE CURRAN, HOBT HOBT and the MayDay Council have been in a chrysalis year working to design a more equitable and accessible MayDay Celebration. Now, collectively, we find ourselves in a moment of Chrysalis in Quarantine. In this time of physical distancing, we know now more than ever that MayDay lives IN the community. We, all of us, [...]

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre Executive Leadership Transition

Lisa Marie Brimmer & Claire Curran begin as Interim Co-Executive Directors of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre on May 1st as Corrie Zoll ends his five tenure as Executive Director By CLAIRE CURRAN Lisa and Claire bring creative, equitable, community-centered skills from their past work and artistic experience. We’re very excited to [...]

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