Bryce Harper Hits 17th Home Run Against the Cubs and Leads NL All-Star Voting

In the first voting update for the 88th All-Star Game, the two-time Washington Nationals All-Star Bryce Harper is leading all NL players with 1,116,582 votes.  Harper hit his 17th home run of the year last night against the Chicago Cubs and leads the National League with 17 home runs, 40 walks and 40 runs scored…

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Still Alice Movie Review

My quest to watch all of the 2014 Academy Award nominees was interrupted by NCAA March Madness, NHL Playoffs and Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals, but I finally had an opportunity to watch the riveting performance of Julianne Moore, the Academy Award Winner for Best Actress, in the heartbreaking film Still Alice.  After viewing…

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Musings about a Movie and Book Review Crossroad

I hit a crossroad this week in my decision to blog about books and movies I enjoy because I experienced two weeks of disappointments in watching and reading recent releases of TV shows, books and a movie from actors and authors I have read and watched for years.  The crossroad is the feeling of disloyalty…

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Bryce Harper Captures NL Player of the Week Honors for Second Straight Week

For the second straight week, Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Week and it continues to be a fantastic month for Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals.  The Nationals (22-17) are within a 1/2 game of the New York Mets and so far in the month of May they are 12-4.…

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St. Vincent Movie Review

I usually choose movies based on the story or actors and not by the genre, but the other day I really thought a comedy was what I needed to watch.  After looking through my backlog of DVDs to watch, I decided on St. Vincent, which I assumed would be a very funny comedy because it starred Bill…

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Bryce Harper’s Record Setting Home Run Highlights

What an exciting week to be a Bryce Harper and Washington Nationals fan.  The Nationals have won nine of their last eleven games, are finally a game over .500 (16-15), and Bryce Harper is tying and setting records on a daily basis.  Today’s game between the Nationals and Atlanta Braves was won on a 2-run…

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

I realized after I was walking out of the theater after seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron, that between Major League Baseball and hockey and basketball playoffs, I have not been to the theater to see a movie since seeing Furious 7 last month.  While I was ready to tell everyone you have to go see…

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Bryce Harper Powers Nationals to Win with 3 Home Runs

After a slow start for the Washington Nationals (14-15), maybe today is a turning point for my dream World Series match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers as the Nationals have won four of their last five games.  My favorite player, the 22-year old Bryce Harper, had an unbelievable game and became the…

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Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa and the Blues

Last week I added two great CDs by Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa to my music collection.  Forever Man by Eric Clapton was released on April 28 and is a 3-CD collection of studio, live and blues recordings that “represents some of the finest recordings from Clapton’s ongoing solo sessions.  Both in the studio and…

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