• Film & Television,  Writing

    Baby Peggy Turns 100 Years Old!

    Happy Birthday, Baby Peggy! Baby Peggy, the last of the silent film stars, turns 100 years old today! She was born Peggy-Jean Montgomery on October 29, 1918. She became one of the biggest child stars of the silent movie era. Peggy was a millionaire by the time she was six. Soon her career crashed and the Depression hit. She was broke and working as an extra by the time she was a teenager. One Of The First Child Stars in Films As Refinery 29 reported: At the age of 5, Diana Serra Cary, better known as child superstar Baby Peggy, was a self-made multimillionaire, the star of nearly 150 shorts…

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    Journalism,  Politics,  Publishing,  Writing

    #FreePress

    #FreePress Is Trending Today The Boston Globe and over 300 newspapers and other media outlets have written editorials today about a #FreePress. We are fighting to have a Free Press to protect our cherished Democracy. The current President of the United States has been attacking the press because they won’t always cater to his extreme narcissism and insane agenda. Below are some top editorials and quotes from them: The Boston Globe: Journalists Are Not the Enemy Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country. Today in the United States we have a president who…

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    Writing,  Journalism,  Politics,  Publishing

    World Press Freedom Day 2018

    It Is World Press Freedom Day 2018 In this troubled time in history, where journalists are attacked and even killed by politicians and terrorists from around the world, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2018. We live in very dangerous times when autocratic rulers want to destroy anyone who opposes them. There are some fascinating videos in this blog post from NFB: Mark World Press Freedom Day Around the world, politicians like Vladimir Putin are having journalists who oppose him killed: Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways Just the other day journalists were killed in Afghanistan: Journalist killings in Afghanistan: ‘An attack…

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    Writing,  Blogging

    Difficult Times

    I am sorry that I have not been posting on this blog but I have been going through some very difficult times lately. This Year Has Been Difficult My mother died. We were very close. In the last few years, she did suffer from dementia, so I did have some time to prepare for her death, but it is still very hard. Dementia is a truly terrible thing. It is very difficult watching someone’s mind deteriorate. My mother loved to read, and she passed her joy of reading unto me. We loved discussing books together. The day I realized that she was unable to read anymore was a shocking day.…

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    Writing,  Blogging

    WordPress or Blogger?

    WordPress or Blogger? I want to apologize to anyone from a WordPress blog who commented on Sunday’s post. For some reason, I can’t seem to make comments on blogs hosted by them anymore. One of the blogs offered the option to comment through Google+. Google+ refused to accept “Literary Lioness” as a real name, even though I used “Literary” as the first name and “Lioness” as the last name. Gee, I wonder why that didn’t work. Hmmm. Right now I don’t want my real name associated with the blog, although I probably will in the future. When will Google learn that forcing Google+ on people won’t work? Twitter and Facebook…