Les Miserables

I went to the movies yesterday and saw Les Miserables, or as I prefer to say it, Less Miserables. I don’t particularly enjoy movies that are all the way though musicals, but I have to admit that this was very good.  Anne Hathaway was el primo superbo and should win the Oscar just for her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream.


Amanda Seyfried seems to amaze me every time I see her in something.  She plays the part of Cosette and takes her first soprano voice to new and amazing heights.  She was wonderful!


Russell Crow and Hugh Jackman were very good too, just as we would expect them to be.  They all did their own vocals however, I have to wonder if Russell and Hugh didn’t have a little help with a few of those notes that I am pretty sure were a little out of their range.  Help or not, it was very good and it you haven’t seen it yet, then go.  It is two and a half hours of pure entertainment.  The only way you would not enjoy it is if you have no couth.


My wife and I have a favorite movie theater that we frequent in Denver.  We see a movie at the theater at least once a week.  The theater has promotions to entice you to frequent them and we take advantage.  If I buy one of their refilable cups (in this case two) and bring them back each time I can get a large refill of it for only a buck fifty (three bucks for two cups).  Going as often as we do, that saves us $338 a year!  That pays for half of the movies we see during the year.


Another promotion they offer is a T-shirt that, if you wear to the movies, will get you a FREE medium popcorn.  By my calcuolations, this would save us another $260 a year!  So, let’s see……$338 + $260 = $598 each year.  Divide that by $13 (the old people price), and that means that forty six of those movies are paid for!  Wow!


So, yesterday I bought one of the T-shirts.  It comes in a bundled package that I would have to wear the next time I go to the movies.  It was an investment.  I held onto it throughout the movie.  When the movie ended I took our cups into the restroom to rinse them out.  I laid the bundled T-shirt beside me on the sink counter.  I dried out my cups and left.  I sat down on a bench just outside the restroom and it hit me.  I’d left the T-shirt on the counter.  I went back in immediately and it was gone.  I felt miserables.  I know it was just a T-shirt but I couldn’t believe that in a mater of a few seconds, I had totally forgotten it, especially since I was looking straight at it the entire time I was in there.


It wasn’t one of my better days anyway.  I had been feeling a little light-headed and wobbly from the MS.  One of the problems I deal with is forgetfulness.  It upset me that I thought that I was so focused and in a matter of a few seconds, I had completely forgotten what I was so focused on.  


Ah, such is MS.  Such is life.  Les Miserables.

Our Prayers Go Out to the Victims and Their Families

To those of you who might be concerned,  My wife and I are alright.  Thank God that we are getting old.  We are both only in our 50’s but we are old enough to know to go to bed at night rather than go to a midnight showing of any movie.  


It is an awful, terrible and tragic event that took place in a theater that is across town from us.  My heart and prayers go out to those who were affected by this stupid act of cowardice.  In a case such as this, it is too bad that Colorado does not have a death penalty.  Life without parole will be like a reward for this……. I can think of no words that are low enough to adequately describe this asshole.  He is not a man.


I’m saddened by this and all such tragedies that happen in this country and around the world.  How do such people slip through the cracks and go unnoticed until something like this happens?  It is indeed a sad, sunken world that we live in.  Lord Jesus, please come.


As I said, we so far only know one person that was there , but thank God she is alright.  My wife and I are thankful that she is okay.  


We have viewed several movies in that theater and I like it.  But several years ago a new theater was built in Denver that we now go to almost religiously.  Still, we are too old to be going to midnight showings of any movie.  


I want to thank all of you who took advantage of the free ebook offering on this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  I found it very exciting keeping up with the number of you who downloaded it.  Don’t worry, I don’t know who got it by name or address.  I only know the number of downloads.


I am proud to say that over the 2 days,  I reached as high as number 20 on Kindle free ebooks.  The number of you who took advantage of this is 558!  WOO HOO!!  Thank you so much.  I hope you all read it and I hope you like it.  If you do, I would appreciate a nice review posted on the books landing page at @


Thank you so much for making this giveaway a huge success!  Currently, I am working on my next novel which will be in the genre of espionage.  Keep checking back and I will keep you informed as to its progress.


Again, please pray for all who were affected by this most heinous crime in Denver last night.


Thank you also, for giving me your support.