The other day, I was watching the surprisingly entertaining, but not as weepy as you’d expect, movie “Me Before You.” In a nutshell, it treads the same territory as the 1991 Julia Roberts–Campbell Scott film “Dying Young.” (Inexperienced, life-loving young woman is hired to be the caretaker of a handsome, brooding young man who has been cut down in his prime.) In this more contemporary retelling, it stars the current It girl — Emilia Clarke, aka Mother of Dragons — and a rather innocuous male lead. (Sam Claflin is fine in the part, but one never really warms up to his character.)
There is much to be said about the royal family, and all the newspaper reporters and gossip columnists the world over certainly say as much as their libel laws allow. This past week, the tabloid columnists, TV anchors (known as presenters in England), and global bloggers were delighted to announce that Duchess Kate and Prince William were expecting a third child. Interestingly, here in the States, rather than just reporting the impending birth in an objective and respectful way, the news items all crowed that Kate was suffering from horrible morning sickness, was ill and retching, and was feeling quite awful on a daily basis. Wow! Welcome to the world, new Royal Baby #3.
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With the change of seasons, many folks are tempted to wax poetically about the tumbling leaves and the falling foliage. I, too, am aware that autumn is just about to envelop us, but I can make that observation due to the lack of falling fur.