Downton Vs. 165 Eaton Place

I knew the minute the bickering started, we were in for quite a show. Last spring, both the BBC and ITV announced their intention to air independent productions based on the social class systems in the early part of the 1900's -- ITV premiered its seven hour Downton Abbey in the autumn and the BBC... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who, A Christmas Carol

I don't mind saying that one of the lovely little Christmas traditions I have picked up over the last few years is waiting around for Doctor Who to turn up. I was particularly intrigued to see what Moffat would do with his chance to write a special and even more intrigued when I learned he... Continue Reading →

A Bishop Family Christmas

I had all sorts of things planned for this blog over December but the holidays caught me by surprise. Between being sick for a fortnight and putting out two issues of our business publication in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I was doing good just to update Charity's Place every weekend. I actually finished my last gift... Continue Reading →

Editorial: Christmas Ghosts

Without a doubt, the most famous Christmas story is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Adapted into numerous films, plays, and radio presentations, it is cemented in our minds as “the” definitive wintry tale. It is the story of a wealthy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who through the intervention of three ghosts comes to comprehend the true... Continue Reading →

Final Season: Smallville & Lionel

I consider myself supremely fortunate in spite of slogging through my second head cold of the season. (It is determined to get me down, but I refuse to surrender!) Last night, I watched two superb episodes of my two favorite sci-fi shows. In Sanctuary, we were given Victorian flashbacks and the return of John Druitt,... Continue Reading →

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