Movie Review of Gone Girl

  The psychological thriller, “Gone Girl”, gives us two narrators to look forward to, and we constantly ask which story is true. Amy Elliott-Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) are a married couple that are about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. But then Amy goes missing and everyone goes on a nationwide […]

Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, the first woman medical doctor in Italy, was one of the great pioneers in the study development. In 1906, Dr. Montessori began her innovative approach with a group of children who lived in the slum area of San Lorenzo in Rome. Within a year, her accomplishments with these children earned worldwide acclaim and […]

Movie Review of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

“Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer” is a black comedy/horror movie straight out of Canada. Directed by Jon Knautz and starring Trevor Matthews (who is also a producer of the movie), Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer goes back to the time when horror movie making was fun and low-budget horror films were turned into cult classics. Jack Brooks: […]

IHSAN : Moral conduct flows from Divine guidance..

Moral structure of Islam derived from the Qur’an (Text II, pg. 310/312) Standards of morality based upon the relationship: Between God and humans Amongst the believers themselves Spirituality and social responsibility inseparable from the perspective of the believers. IBADAT : Religious Duty or the “Five Pillars of Islam” Creed or Shahda Prayer or Salat Almsgiving […]

Me, a high wine apologist? Part 3

A more recent study that reduced the alcohol in a wine via a fermentation treatment I won’t get into also demonstrated that reducing the alcohol by almost 4% created no difference in the intensity of alcohol perception. Now granted, the alcohols in this study were below what is typically seen in wine (the highest was […]

Me, a high wine apologist? Part 2

Of course we all have stories of thinking a wine is higher (>15%), looking at the label, and being vindicated by seeing 16.2% on the label. And of course we rarely admit or remember the times when we have the same feeling about a wine and look at the label and see 13.8%. Additionally, labels […]

Me, a high wine apologist?

Much has been made of the plethora of high alcohol wines currently available to us wine imbibers. Recently Eric Asimov of the NYT and The Pour contends with James Laube of Wine Spectator in a trenchant cyber exchange of a high alcohol apologist (Laube) and well a less than high alcohol apologist? Now I could […]