I know. This is not a movie review blog and I’m certainly no movie reviewer, but I have to tell you about Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy, “Midnight in Paris,” which opens this week. Get a babysitter and go see it. Even if you’re not an English major, you can enjoy the fun. I’ll admit, though, as an English major, I loved Woody Allen’s entertaining take on the artistic icons who gathered in Paris in the 1920s. Owen Wilson plays Gil, a hack Hollywood screenwriter who is revising a serious novel. Wilson is perfect as the guileless, literary star-struck protagonist. Gil is in Paris with his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) and her boorish parents, who are stereotypical materialistic, ugly Americans. To them, Paris is a place to see historic landmarks and to buy things. To Gil,...
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Today is the last day of school for many kids in Tulsa and the surrounding area. With all the teacher bashing that’s been going on lately, I thought I would take a moment to thank teachers. I find it ironic that we’re so quick to blame teachers for everything that’s wrong with education. We’re all so much smarter than those dumb teachers, but aren’t they the same ones who made us so smart? Sure, there are a few bad apples, but does that mean we blame the whole bushel? Most of the teachers I’ve known over the years don’t go into teaching because they’re too stupid to do anything else; they go into education because they care. They actually choose to get up every day and attempt to teach our kids something. I, for one, appreciate that. Try this experiment. When...
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