Category Archives: World events

Earlier Uncle Vanya 2020 play preview review is a real gem, July 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1309)

  I’m not sure how I missed coming across this wonderful gem of an Uncle Vanya in 2020 play preview review by mrmonstagigz from  January 15, 2020, but I’m glad that it was recommended in the Richard Armitage  in Uncle … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings:  Home but not alone amid Covid 19 Pandemic,  March 24, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1290)

  Like many of you—most of you, I hope—I have been staying home for over a week now, with doggies at my side.  I am fortunate to be able to work from home.  And they are long days, not stopping … Continue reading

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IWD 2020:  Women who changed our world in the last 100 years, March 08, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1286)

As we annually celebrate International Women’s Day this year on March, 08, 2020, I wish to also highlight some of the many women who have made a difference in our lives around the world in the past 100 years. Speaking … Continue reading

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In Memoriam for the individuals killed in the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, March 16, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1220)

In memoriam for the individuals killed and injured at the mosque in Christ Church, New Zealand yesterday. My thoughts are with their grieving families and friends, and their community reeling from this heinous act of violence.

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Thriller Thursday—Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer Intrigues,   September 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1185)

Thanks to TeresaA for sharing the link on FB to the new Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer from EPIX!   Well, I’m intrigued.  I’m glad to see Richard Armitage (below, Leland Orser , Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes,  Mina Tander, and … Continue reading

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The U.S. immigrant family separation policy needs to cease, June 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1170)

The U.S. needs to immediately reunite the seized immigrant children with their families.  Anything less is inhumane and disgraceful.   Three of our former First Ladies weigh in on the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their families and … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Celebrations focus on women past, present, and future, March 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1150)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is officially March 8th, today.  But its celebrations often occur the previous weekend, as they did in my home town. 180 women, young and old, U.S. and Foreign Nat’ls–and all were full to bursting with enthusiasm–came together … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday!  Richard Armitage teasingly flirting during a Fall 2016 Berlin Station promo interview, January 30, 2018 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1139)

Love the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s teasingly flirty and jaunty head tilt with his come hither smile and devilish eyebrows– Sighhh! –in this Fall 2016 Berlin Station promo interview gif, as he looks to  his co-star Michelle Forbes (sitting to … Continue reading

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Our “National Treasure” is the Declaration of Independence,    January 07, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1134)

I love when films like “National Treasure” (2004)—that are designed for pure puzzle solving fun, but also subliminally evoke a greater appreciation for our national history and provide a civics lesson—thus hitting one out of the ball park, with regard … Continue reading

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Christmas Reminiscences,  December 24-25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1128)

I have many fond memories of Christmas times when I was a child: 1) Snow falling fluffy and magical, snow angels, snowmen (below via DinnysChild), snow block igloos that we made on the front lawn (that fit 3 kids in … Continue reading

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Reblogging Guylty’s Review of “Berlin Station 2×06: Rich in Cliches?  [Review/Silliness/Spoilers],November 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1116)

I/Grati have been ruminating about the latest episode of EPIX produced Berlin Station (series 2, epi 6) that aired last Sundat night.  But with little free time to devote to getting in onto paper, I was delighted to find an incisive … Continue reading

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Berlin Station Series 2 On Set Richard Armitage Interview Snippet about Geopolitical Themes–and Grati’s etc., August 02, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1083)

Well, when Berlin Station series 1 ended at the end of 2016, we all wondered where the plots and characters from series 1 (below) would go from there. With Hector de Jean (portrayed by Rhys Ifans) exposed as the Thomas … Continue reading

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Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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We are Women, Hear us Roar:  The Women’s Marches Saturday January 21, 2017,  January 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1032)

Oh how I wish that I could have participated in one of The Women’s Marches yesterday, Saturday, January 21, 2017.   I know several ladies from our community who went to the DC Women’s March.   I can’t wait to hear their … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect!  He gently highlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama says Farewell video,January 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1027)

Michelle Obama, poised, graceful, intelligent, compassionate, civic minded, a role model, dignified, and the First Lady of our nation, says farewell as her husband prepares to step down as President. We will miss her greatly!   I had seen this … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day Remembrances and a Musical Tribute,  November 11, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #998)

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 the Great War—later to be known as World War I—the armistice was signed to end the fighting amongst the various nations.  It was a solemn date … Continue reading

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Soothing Slumbering Sunday:  Catching up on my sleep …, October 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #980)

Catching up on my sleep after a hectic university Homecoming week where I coordinated our annual alumni speakers panel of four alumni for an all day Friday itinerary of events around campus, culminating in their presentations and Q & A—followed by … Continue reading

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Spy Day Friday:  Richard Armitage tweeted links for viewing Berlin Station, Episodes 1 & 2, September 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #966)

To begin with, I will give no spoilers from my having watched Berlin Station Episodes 1 & 2– courtesy of producers EPIX releasing them ahead of schedule.  And thanks to Richard Armitage for tweeting—in character as Daniel Miller, left (via … Continue reading

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The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies WOWED! August 06, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #949)

Like many of you, I was riveted to my computer screen watching the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics (below) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–in my case, via an NBC stream through my cable provider.      Earlier, I had read an Olympics … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Taking a Stand, by Sitting Down December 1st, 1955, December 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #839)

This day has gone by too fast–and time got away from me–but I wanted to honor a lady whose courage and conviction helped change society for the better: Rosa Parks. She was ordered to give up her seat on the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: For the Nine Murder Victims in the Charleston, SC Church Shooting, June 21, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #771)

Thou shalt not kill. It is the sixth commandment of the Judeo-Christian God’s law. Yet nine people were murdered last week on June 17, 2015 in a Charleston, SC in the Emanuel A.M.E Church. It was a Wednesday night. And … Continue reading

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Honoring President Nelson Mandela’s Passing as the World Mourns, December 5, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #479)

This man of peace healed his nation of South Africa–and he was an example of courage, conviction, and conscience to us all. Peoples around the world mourn his passing today. Rest in peace, President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). (Image … Continue reading

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