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Nov. 20th, 2009

Clan Kerr

Sgt. Howie

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English stage and screen actor and singer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Woodward began his career on stage, and through his career he appeared in productions in both the West End in London and on Broadway in New York. He came to wider attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama Callan, earning him the 1970 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Among his film credits, Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the noted 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.

He made occasional appearances until taking the role of Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the thriller The Wicker Man in 1973. Many critics have cited the final scene in The Wicker Man as one of the greatest visual shots in cinema history. Woodward was offered a cameo role in the 2005 remake but declined. He also appeared in the 1982 film Who Dares Wins, also known as The Final Option,[10] as Commander Powell.
Woodward played the title role in the 1980 Australian biographical film drama Breaker Morant, which was highly acclaimed and his presence brought the film worldwide attention. Woodward also had a supporting role in the 2007 action comedy Hot Fuzz. His last lead film role was that of the Reverend Frederick Densham in A Congregation of Ghosts; the story of an eccentric vicar who is said to have alienated his congregation and preached to cardboard cut-outs
Robin Hardy, who directed The Wicker Man said, "He was one of the greatest actors of his generation, without a doubt, with a broad career on American television as well as on British film." Sir Noel Coward once said of him, "He was one of the nicest and most co-operative actors I've ever met or worked with."
The late 1970s were spent on both stage and film, but it was not until he took the lead role in the American television series The Equalizer (1985-89) as a British former intelligence operative that he found recognition and popularity exceeding that of Callan. After filming a few episodes of the third season, Woodward suffered a massive coronary. For several episodes, additional actors were brought in to reduce the workload on Woodward as he recovered from the condition. The first episode filmed following Woodward's heart attack involved his character being severely injured by a KGB bullet, providing Woodward with a chance to rest over several episodes. Later in the season, Woodward resumed his full duties and carried the show through an additional, fourth season during the 1988-1989 season

In 1999 Woodward appeared alongside his son Peter in The Long Road, an episode of the Babylon 5 spin off, Crusade, on which Peter was a regular cast member.[14] While both actors were playing the part of unrelated Technomages, the on-screen chemistry between them was clear.

Aug. 13th, 2009

Clan Kerr

Stressed

Mom and I both stressed waiting for the court date next Tuesday.  We're hoping the other side comes out with a fair settlement offer.

Doesn't help that there's all kinds of stress in my veteran's group and I'm a nano-second away from resigning my position and going back to being just one of the regular types.

Jackie's been extended by two weeks. So we have her cats for another 2 1/2 weeks.  And her car (that's a nice thing!)

Aug. 7th, 2009

Clan Kerr

Books

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

(from Mamapduck)


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149)
Anna Karenina (132)
Crime and punishment (121)
Catch-22 (117)
One hundred years of solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110)
The Silmarillion (104)
Life of Pi : a novel (94)
The name of the rose (91)
Don Quixote (91)
Moby Dick (86)
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (83)
Pride and prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A tale of two cities (80)

The brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79)
War and peace (78)
Vanity fair (74)
The time traveler's wife (73)
The Iliad (73)
Emma (73)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The kite runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
Great expectations (70)
American gods (68)
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (67)
Atlas shrugged (67)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (65)
The Canterbury tales (64)

The historian : a novel (63)
A portrait of the artist as a young man (63)
Love in the time of cholera (62)
Brave new world (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Foucault's pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61)
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)

Dracula (59)
A clockwork orange (59)
Anansi boys (58)
The once and future king (57)
The grapes of wrath (57)
The poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & demons (56)
The inferno (56)
The satanic verses (55)
Sense and sensibility (55)
The picture of Dorian Gray (55)
Mansfield Park (55)
One flew over the cuckoo's nest (54)
To the lighthouse (54)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (54)
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's travels (53)
Les misérables (53)
The corrections (53)
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (52)
Dune (51)
The prince (51)
The sound and the fury (51)
Angela's ashes : a memoir (51)
The god of small things (51)
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50)
Neverwhere (50)
A confederacy of dunces (50)
A short history of nearly everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The unbearable lightness of being (49)
Beloved (49)
Slaughterhouse-five (49)
The scarlet letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48)
The mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
Cloud atlas (47)
The confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger abbey (46)
The catcher in the rye (46)
On the road (46)
The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (45)
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values (45)
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44)
Gravity's rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44)
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (44)
White teeth (44)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield (44)
The Three Musketeers (44)

Clan Kerr

Workman Comp Date

Mom received notice she has a court date this month. Crossed fingers everyone. I'm not sure she could snap out of a depression if we don't get a positive settlement and a good sum. She's been suicidal before, this would really snap her over.

Jul. 22nd, 2009

Clan Kerr

Tired

Didn't go to Mariposa today to get Mom's license renewed - too tired and Mom is hurting too bad. We'll go Monday.

I've got a few chapters of a 2nd Awakenings series done. Now if my depression doesn't drive my muse off again.....

Jul. 20th, 2009

Clan Kerr

Hot, hot, hot

Supposed to be 105F here today and the week isn't going to get much better. Too hot to do much anything.

Fortunately we were in the shade, on a knoll with a slight breeze. Otherwise, standing around with a bugle and rifles would have been VERY hard on disabled and old bodies. Drank a lot of water yesterday, trying to keep it up today.

Money-wise, we'll get through the month, I think. Mom got on the phone and threatened the lawyer's office today, that everyone has advised us to get a new lawyer. We now have an appt with the lawyer. LOL

Jul. 18th, 2009

Clan Kerr

Bah

Decided to start writing in here again.

Mom's Workman's Comp check has run out. Those b*stards have delayed and delayed until the money has run out. Just as they planned.

And the state is going to issue IOUs instead of checks for home health care.

That means $700 less a month - leaving between $400-600 to live on with all bills (except rent)
Clan Kerr

Writer's Block: Childish Pleasures

RPG and comic books - I don

Sep. 17th, 2008

Clan Kerr

fighting against discrimination

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_en_ce/people_brad_pitt

Sep. 11th, 2008

Clan Kerr

New Writing Website

http://www.freewebs.com/frau-hunter/

Another free website - a little easier to work with.

Both will work for picking up my work.

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