my face speaks – a video blog

I’ve decided to expand this blog beyond writings to video musings. Why?  Well, in the era of Trump there’s going to be a lot to talk about and I am a little tired of writing (plus I’m not a great writer).

First up is the Dakota Pipeline and the recent decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to stop construction on the pipeline – a victory for the Sioux nation.   But there is a huge caveat I talk about in the video below.


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Doctor Strange: A Movie Opinion

In a new, perhaps, recurring segment I am going to do, not a movie review, but a movie opinion.

It will contain just my opinion and not a lot of plot points, unless i deem it necessary.

There will surely be spoilers so take appropriate caution.

First up, Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

via Ride Vine

via Ride Vine

I just watched the newest Marvel feature Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role with Mads Mikkelsen as the villainous Kaecilius, Tilda Swenton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as ally cum arch nemesis Mordo.

I saw at the Imax 3D theatre at Kips Bay.   Overall the movie was very OK.

I had problems with it.

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman – DC has been on a huge loosing streak in the cinema world (in my view).

They’re dominating in television, but with movies like Superman v Batman, things are not looking good for fans.

The only bright spot in the movie was not Ben Affleck’s all too violent Batman, but Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

Gadot, an unknown actress (at least in the US),  had a lot riding on her soldiers  taking on the icon role that is 75 years old today.

Fortunately BvS did little to tell us who this new iteration of the character was.




Baby’s first sounds.

This is just too adorable.

A deaf baby named Xander hears for the first time using a hearing aid.  His expression is priceless.


Thanks USAToday.


Is this believable: Christopher Marlowe edition

Christopher Marlowe

In this edition of “Is this believable”, we tackle a question 400 years in the making.  It is a literary bombshell.  An earthquake.  Much like the death of Glenn but much much much more disturbing.     What if Shakespeare, the most famous writer of his (or any) generation, did not write the plays attributed to him?

For years there has been a raging debate as to whether William Shakespeare is properly credited with authoring some of the most popular plays ever to have been written, such as Henry VI.   But If not the Bard then who?

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