Mr. Popper's Penguins - Movie Review

Do you have kids? The summer can be that magical time where you are able to spend more special moments with them - swimming, taking vacations, and day trips around your town. Good quality time. The summer can also be filled with a dozen movies geared towards kids - some good - some not so good. Well, I just came back from one that surprised me and I am putting it in the "good" category: Mr. Popper's Penguins.Directed by Mark Waters, Davis Entertainment, 2011. Starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, and Angela Lansbury.Genre: Comedy, Family....more

I was delightfuly surprised with how popperific it was...It had a little of something for the ...more

Did Autism Cleave Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy?

Gleeful tweets and DMs starting rolling onto my computer screen shortly after Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey announced their separation via Twitter. People wanted to know how I felt about the implosion of the Generation Rescue-fronting Hollywood couple's five-year relationship. Didn't I hate them? Wasn't I happy?...more

My son doesn't have autism, he has cerebral palsy. So I hope you don't mind my commenting on ...more

Gram's Coffin - the Backstory

When Gram was in her early eighties, she took to saying "If I die" quite a lot. I think she was using it for attention, but it cracked me up. Me: "Grammie, when you say that, it sounds like you have all of these options, and haven't quite decided which one you're going to choose." Gram: "Oh." We're an eloquent bunch. ...more