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by wilson08
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

April Love Sometimes a squeaky clean, non-complicated, feel good movie with no profanity, nice scenery, and familiar actors (in their younger days) is what the doctor ordered. Such was the case with a recent viewing of April Love (1957) with Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Delores Michaels, and some high...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Starting Over by Robin Pilcher

A family in Scotland has a farm stretching back generations but a
debt burden and an offer to turn part of the land into a modern
golf course call for some difficult decisions.
by wilson08
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Zookeeper's Wife A husband and wife run a zoo in 1939 Warsaw, Poland. Their love of animals goes beyond displaying them to the public for profit but the German invasion of September 1, 1939 changes everything. The zoo is damaged and taken over by Hitler's Chief Zoologist who has an agenda of hi...
by wilson08
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Marie Curie (2017) The premise of this movie, about the renowned scientist Marie Curie, could be roughly divided into thirds: one third about her work and accomplishments in chemistry and physics with husband Pierre and continued after his death, one third about roadblocks and difficulty facing wom...
by wilson08
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau made three excursions to the Maine wilderness between 1846 and 1857. He does have his philosophical observations as in Walden but more prevalent are his descriptive observations of his of his surroundings, arduous travelling, and continual flora/fauna ...
by wilson08
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Menashe A widower in the Hasidic community(subgroup of ultra orthodox Judaism) of Brooklyn struggles to raise his son. By Hasidic custom he cannot raise his son unless he remarries. The son is shuffled between his father's home and the home of his deceased mother's family while a resolution of this...
by wilson08
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-fiction bucket list
Replies: 110
Views: 10026

Re: Non-fiction bucket list

The Holy Bible
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James
A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
by wilson08
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Man Who Owned New York
by John Jay Osborn, Jr.

A junior partner in a prestigious New York law firm
is on the trail of missing millions while trying to
settle an estate. Intriguing look at the inner workings
of a New York Law office.
By the author of The Paper Chase.
by wilson08
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Maudie Maud, a physically challenged woman with few prospects, becomes a housekeeper for a rough, ill-tempered fish peddler and handyman in a one room shack in Nova Scotia. Initially she is mistreated but finds painting (in the folk art style) gives her joy in an otherwise dismal life. Over time th...
by wilson08
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 275
Views: 25348

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

CB Radio
Peach Colored Suit
Membership in AARP
by wilson08
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 17916

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

To answer the original question:
No!
The forum is getting better as time goes on.
by wilson08
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just read in one sitting Ethan Frome. I noticed today that it was listed twice in the thread ... Books not to read . The main character is a depressed person and novel has a depressing ending. We recently visited The Mount.. the home built by the author Edith Wharton and previously I had only rea...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Norman Richard Gere plays the part of Norman Oppenheimer, a sometimes likable, but often annoying hustler who incessantly tries to make connections and deals yet continually overestimates his influence. He has a passion to give people what they need but often cannot deliver. Always with cell phone ...
by wilson08
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Ghost Story Quirky, off-beat, and fascinating. A ghost observes the present, the future, then goes back to the distant past and to the present again. Do not try to figure out everything, you will get the gist, just enjoy the journey. Slow at the beginning the story evolves and draws you in. No sp...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Excellent novel set in England during the time frame of 1914 - 1924. A woman in her late nineties, circa 1990s, recounts her life (beginning at age 14) as a servant in an aristocratic household and provides a portrait of the family and the servants and the disti...
by wilson08
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Two books I tried but could not get through: The Children by Edith Wharton I am an admirer of the works of Edith Wharton and enjoyed Age of Innocence , House of Mirth , Edith Frome , and The Buccaneers, but this book was a no-go for me. Story is about a bachelor who runs into a band of children and ...
by wilson08
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Chuck This movie is based on a true story. Boxer Chuck Wepner had opportunities to get in the ring with some high profile fighters, his biggest claim to fame was staying in the ring through(but not finishing) the 15th round with Mohammed Ali in 1975. Even though he took a pounding and lost the figh...
by wilson08
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Portrait of a Marriage by Pearl S. Buck An aspiring young artist from a wealthy New York family is on a sketching tour of rural Pennsylvania looking for inspiration and suitable landscapes to paint. He meets a charming farm girl and two totally dissimilar people begin a lifetime together that is be...
by wilson08
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Trip to Italy In the 2010 movie The Trip , Steve and Rob(real names used: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) take a trip together across the UK with the purpose of dining at renowned restaurants for a review. It was a nice movie but the sequel, A Trip to Italy , came up short, very short. Not much of a...
by wilson08
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Their Finest In the days after Dunkirk London is bombed relentlessly and the spirit of the British people is at a low ebb. The film division of the Ministry of Information endeavors to encourage and inspire the public with some rousing and patriotic films. A young female screen writer, who is new t...
by wilson08
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Salesman A man comes home and discovers his wife has been attacked by an intruder. Although she is not seriously injured the husband is determined to find the perpetrator. As a curious backdrop the husband and wife are involved in the rehearsal and production of Death of a Salesman in which the...
by wilson08
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Intern A young female entrepreneur(Anne Hathaway) is overwhelmed by the fast-paced success of her internet based fashion business when in steps a 70-year-old retired businessman(Robert De Niro) to add a little diversity to the business. He becomes an invaluable counselor and savvy business guy ...
by wilson08
Wed May 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Song of the Sea - animated movie, same people who did The Secret of Kells . Enjoyable with a great soundtrack mostly by Bruno Coulais who created the amazing Coraline soundtrack. If you like Miyazaki movies, you'll notice bits of inspiration from his films in this one. I also enjoyed this movie
by wilson08
Tue May 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Julieta After the death of her husband at sea Julieta raises her daughter alone. The daughter decides to disappear when she becomes of age much to her mother's dismay and bewilderment. The mother looks back and begins a journal starting at her daughter's birth trying to piece the puzzle together. E...
by wilson08
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Sense of an Ending

A British man pushing 70 revisits the 1960s and a long ago
love after someone bequeaths him a diary in their will.
Jim Broadbent is excellent in the lead. Nice film.
8/10
by wilson08
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why would anyone want to buy bond funds?
Replies: 92
Views: 10439

Re: Why would anyone want to buy bond funds?

When I first started investing in the 1990s I asked the same
question "why would anyone want bond funds ?"----- after
going through 2000-2002 and especially 2008 I had my answer.
by wilson08
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Neruda

A hedonistic Chilean communist/poet/politician plays cat and mouse
with a police detective who is on his trail after communism was outlawed
in 1948 Chile. Billed as a drama/biography it seems more of a satire/comedy
than a historical treatise. Ok but not exceptional.
5/10
by wilson08
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I don't understand how commercial real estate making money
Replies: 41
Views: 4587

Re: I don't understand how commercial real estate making money

You guys are only seeing a small part of the market. Retail may continue to decline but people need places to eat, recreate, work and live... always. I bet there are some smart investors out there converting that cheap retail space into apartments/offices/restaurants. I am also seeing a lot of rest...
by wilson08
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Paterson Paterson is a good-hearted, low key bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey and has a very predictable, unswerving routine. He does have one passion: in snippets of free time he writes poetry. Paterson meets some intriguing characters during his prescribed days that add charm to this subtle and...
by wilson08
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Not really a movie, per se, but we've been watching The Crown (2016) on Netflix streaming, and felt I had to say something. It's so good! I don't remember the last time I felt this way about entertainment. You must see it. I saw the final Episode 10 a couple of days ago and I am really looking forw...
by wilson08
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Toni Erdmann A father who is a couple of notches past middle age(and sporting a Captain Kangaroo hairstyle) is obsessed with pranks and elaborate jokes sometimes to the chagrin of his ambitious daughter seeking an upward path in the corporate world. His pranks were his unconventional way of trying ...
by wilson08
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

20th Century Women A collection of 1979 characters trying to find their niche and the meaning of life. The central character is a middle age woman (who smokes incessantly) dealing with her teenage son who is becoming more alienated from her. There are some occasional gems of humor but crude dialog ...
by wilson08
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Founder Ambitious, success-driven Ray Kroc attempted several unsuccessful business ventures before coming across McDonalds in San Bernardino in 1955. The business model used by the McDonald brothers created a fast, efficient, and focused popular restaurant but the brothers were basically conten...
by wilson08
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Man Called Ove A curmudgeon senior citizen in Sweden fails on several occasions to commit suicide because someone is always interrupting him with a need. Flashbacks of his past show his deceased wife was the only bright spot in his adult life but he reluctantly learns there can be meaning in his ...
by wilson08
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Crown"- an excellent 10 part series on Netflix streaming about the reign of the current Queen Elizabeth. Great acting, interesting details never known before to the public, very rich photography. It's great all around. There are five more seasons (each 10 episodes) to follow over the...
by wilson08
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Jackie A penetrating and moving account of the life of Jackie Kennedy during the days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Flashbacks are designed brilliantly to capture the personal and historical essence of this somber time. The camera work is superb putting the viewer realistica...
by wilson08
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Manchester by the Sea This movie is receiving a lot of accolades, attention, and awards but I found it somewhat gloomy and dispiriting. Casey Affleck plays his role well as a brooding, guilt-laden, blue collar building custodian just trying to get through life. The real theme is not an uncle becomi...
by wilson08
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Moonlight An amenable, nonviolent young man grows up in a brutal, drug infested neighborhood contending with an addicted, verbally abusive mother and bullies at school. He does encounter a few people who give him an inkling of compassion and encouragement in his preteen and later years. He finally ...
by wilson08
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott The 1st novel by Louisa May Alcott written in 1849 when she was just seventeen. Some may view it as a little sentimental and corny but it is a nice story about the nobility of character. The novel has the usual plethora of improbable ironies that were popular in...
by wilson08
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Denial

2016 film based on the libel suit brought against American historian
Deborah Lipstadt by British Holocaust denier David Irving. A real
education in the differences between the American and British
legal systems. Excellent movie and great cast.
by wilson08
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Certain Women Set in the somber vastness of Montana in late autumn this is a slow paced, subtle, and beautiful movie that follows the lives of three woman in the same area but with totally different circumstances. The director does not rely on cliches or jarring drama to keep the viewer's attention...
by wilson08
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I am a fan of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and multiple movies have been made of this classic going back to the silent movie era. Several animated and puppet versions have also been produced. Many use the title Scrooge and A Christmas Carol interchangeably. My favorites are: 1.) Scrooge 1951...
by wilson08
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Girl Asleep Surreal and sometimes bizarre Australian film about an awkward but likable teenage girl coming of age. Set in the 1970s the movie is replete with the music, culture, and gaudy clothes of that decade. Lots of fantasy characters and scenarios that go in and out of reality. A touch of the ...
by wilson08
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your favorite consumer product?
Replies: 309
Views: 46151

Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Fragrances
Dior Fahrenheit 32
Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
Creed Aventus
Oud Satin Mood by MFK
Battito d' Ali by Profumum Roma
by wilson08
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bonds suck
Replies: 46
Views: 7706

Re: Bonds suck

After I started investing in 1992 I wondered between the booming stock market years of 1995-2000 why would anyone invest in bonds they are worthless (At the time I had never experienced a bear market). In 2001-2002 and 2008 reality came crashing in I loved bonds, those times could come again. It pay...
by wilson08
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Florence Foster Jenkins A wealthy and generous patron of music longs to sing publicly but unfortunately her singing ability is atrocious. Her husband and close cadre of friends try to protect her from ridicule. Set in New York City during the World War II era this is a great movie with excellent pe...
by wilson08
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah The wife of a successful Southern California lawyer lives a mundane linear life putting everyone's interest ahead of her own. She is stunned by an unexpected demand for a divorce and returns to her roots in rural Washington state where she undergoes a transformation...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3055
Views: 902658

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hope Springs Note : This is Hope Springs (2003) not Hope Springs (2012) Two completely different stories. A heartbroken artist from England travels to a small Vermont town seeking some solace over his lost love and meets a lovely but "wacko" woman who helps him cope but alas the love inte...
by wilson08
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which state to move for milder weather
Replies: 118
Views: 15193

Re: Which state to move for milder weather

I am looking to relocate somewhere else but for the opposite reason--- to find cooler weather but not extreme cold. I live in the deep south and summers are brutal. This year September and October were just extensions of the summer. I do like the cost of living, tax friendliness, and great food of m...
by wilson08
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2648
Views: 849726

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Last Tycoon
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Behind the scenes look at Hollywood in the pre Word War II
era. Fitzgerald died before completing the manuscript but
notes and outlines he left behind gave an indication of how
the novel was to end.