Reader Request Friday 31 January AND HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

First off, to all my fellow Aussies: HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!  Today marks the 232nd anniversary of when the First Fleet established the Colony of New South Wales in what is now Sydney (if I'm not mistaken), marking the beginning of what would become modern Australia. It's a day to reflect on our history - both … Continue reading Reader Request Friday 31 January AND HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 15

Well, at long last, I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of the final chapter of the Megillat Ester (aka Book of Esther) - chapter 15.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end. (NOTE: to clarify, this is my own translation of the Bible, largely based on … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 15

Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 14

At LONG last, here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Ester (Esther) chapter 14.  (So sorry at how sporadic my RET posts have become!)  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterward.  At the end is a list of where the Aleph Tavs occur, as they are no longer included … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 14

Home Alone 2 & 3

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 25th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight, I reviewed Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), rated PG for low level violence
  • Home Alone 3 (1997), rated  PG for low level violence

Those of course are the Australian ratings; in the United States, the ratings are:

  • Home Alone 2 – PG for comic action and mild language
  • Home Alone 3 – PG for slapstick violence, language and mild sensuality

As usual, I’ll give the trailers and a clip each at the end.  And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer JUST to be safe:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.  PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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Chris Columbus’ blockbuster sequel to his beloved 1990 classic was panned by critics (although they weren’t all that fond of…

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