13/12 – 19/12/21 Hidden Treasures, Amadeus Making & Christmas

news on the march

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

Hidden Treasures
Short Story at Weave a Web

Bruce Goodman is not only a good friend in virtual world, but my favourite story-teller or cuentero. I am perplexed how his best-of haven’t been published in an actual book. I imagined they would make excellent coffee-table books for their peculiarity and flamboyance. So the left page would be his story and the right a drawn image associated with the theme. Today’s featured story from Bruce is in my top 100 by him. It left me google-eyed by the end:

Lynette thought fortune cookies we sort of fun but she didn’t believe a word of what they said of course. She was eating Asian with her boyfriend one afternoon, and when she broke open the fortune cookie there was a tiny map inside. Clearly it was a section of the town she lived in; at least the three named streets on the map were the same. There was a little cross marked on the map….(Read entire story here)

The Making of Amadeus
Movie documentary at Director’s Cut

Tomorrow’s article features one of my favourite pieces of music, a Piano Concerto (lips are sealed about which) by Mozart which my Grandmother played frequently. As I researched the article I stumbled across this gem of how Amadeus the movie was made. I have watched my fair share of ‘Making-of’ movie docos, but this captivated me more than any other. You want to see about how movies used to be made.. especially the legendary ones, then look no further my fellow movie aficionados. (View entire documentary here)

The Top 5 Observation Blogger Posts celebrating Christmas

Article by Observation Blogger on December 21, 2020

Forgive my self-promoting, but as XMAS rapidly approaches I felt it only fitting to relay this post about my favourite posts relating to Navidad. Last XMAS I did in fact do away with my Scrooge costume and had a wondrous festive few days with family.

Let’s be honest, it has been a wretched year for most. I admit I am ordinarily a Scrooge come XMAS, but this year more than any other I truly, madly deeply want to celebrate this Christmas in all its glory. To bring back some semblance of normality and tradition to this crazy life of 2020, this is my attempt to focus on what Christmas really means, and by sharing it I hope I can undo the parts of Scrooge in me and foster in others the aspiration to do the same. Merry XMAS everyone! (Read whole article here)

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “13/12 – 19/12/21 Hidden Treasures, Amadeus Making & Christmas
  1. Matthew – thank you for your kindly words, and for the linkage and compliment. I wish you (and yours) the most wonderful Christmas. I’ll get to wishing you a Happy New Year later undoubtedly!

    • You are welcome Bruce. I always look forward to reading your stories. I anticipate them as I know they will raise at least a smile. Thank you for words regarding this Christmas season. It means a lot and I wish you and those special to you the same.

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