Jul 7 2014
I have been taking a social media break due to my surgery last week, but I have of course been following the news and have also seen a lot of the negative and anti-Israel comments on my page over the last weeks. I have decided to use my voice dictation program to dictate a brief post regarding the goings on in Israel.
In light of the discovery of the bodies of the three teenagers kidnapped on June 12, I posted here on Kveller about the unimaginable reality that the mothers of these teenagers must be experiencing. I expressed a desire for peace and I expressed sympathy for the plight of the Palestinian people. I do not believe that there is any excuse for kidnapping and murdering innocent teenagers under the guise of a political movement or any recognized government organization.
The news over the weekend that Jewish extremists burned a Palestinian teenager alive in retribution for the Israeli teens deaths makes me sick to my stomach. There is no excuse. Read the rest of this entry →
May 31 2013
I am officially on summer hiatus from The Big Bang Theory. After a month of travel (I traveled every week for at least three days for the past month, including a trip to Paris, two trips to Denver, a trip to San Jose, St.Louis, and New York), I am home.
I am happy to be home. I am organizing my house, spending time alone, and spending time with my kids. I also have seen two movies in one week! That’s a lot for me, since I’ve seen maybe one a year for the past eight years.
I saw Iron Man III yesterday. I love comic books and comic book movies, and I loved the first two Iron Man movies and was very excited to see this one. Truth be told, it was not my favorite: too many plot lines, too much similarity of the lead character to Osama Bin Laden and I sort of felt like it was “too soon” for a movie about the War on Terror showing a lot of graphic stuff about terrorism. But I’m sensitive about terrorism stuff; I don’t know.
I should say that I don’t tend to be bothered by violence in movies in general and some of my favorite movies are very violent and graphic. Django, for example, and movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels for example are terrific for me. So I don’t mind violence per se.
However. Read the rest of this entry →
Dec 17 2012
I found out about the massacre in Sandy Hook Friday midday. A friend of mine mentioned in an email, “Hug your boys tight given the horrendous news that came out.” Huh?
I went to NPR.org and my knees weakened. Any shooting tragedy is, well, tragic. But the headline mentioning that dozens of the victims were children–young children gunned down in their classroom–was too much to even process. And the school principal and psychologist shot as they rushed to try and stop the killer… unspeakably miserably profoundly deeply sickening. Read the rest of this entry →