Season 2 of The Crown

Bemoaning the absence of Downtown Abby from our lives, one of my friends mentioned she found an “almost as good” replacement to satisfy our itch for something British in our lives. Enter “The Crown”, a historically accurate (I’m told) biography of the current Queen Elizabeth, beginning in her childhood in Season 1. The locations are amazing, costumes just as splendid as Downtown Abby’s, and lessons in history if you are a visual person who enjoys being immersed in the reality of the time.

For me, Winston Churchill came to life. Claire Foy is remarkable as Elizabeth and the rest of the cast are amazing as well.

If you subscribe to Netflix, you have time to catch up on Season 1 before Season 2 arrives in December, 2017. Here’s the trailer for Season 2 to pique your interest:

What Do Optimists Have That Pessimists Don’t?

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

How maStepping stones by Anne (2010)ny pessimists do your know that live exactly that way?  Those of us optimists shake our heads in wonder! If you are a pessimist, no offense here, really.  But, I would like to know, do you really enjoy life? Do you find beauty, joy and satisfaction in life?  No, I am not a pessismist hater, not by a long shot.  I have gone to school with, worked with and known many.  They see life in such a way that it is predictable and sometimes humorous. [Read more…]

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