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The Rhoades Literary Society “met” on Sunday and discussed the book, Doubt by John Patrick Shanley.

This book is actually a pulitzer-prize winning play and was later turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams.

 The book is a really quick read at only 58 pages.  Set in the sixties, the play touches upon religion, gender roles, race, sexual orientation, and pedophilia

It demonstrates how complicated these situations can be and the difficulty in proving guilt, as well as innocence.  We all know the devastating consequences of letting perpetrators go but how terrible to be innocent and accused of such a horrific crime too. 

Below is a link with a video interview with John Patrick Shanley if you want to take a look at it.

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/1012

There are so many layers to this plot that the consensus of the society is undeniable doubt and 8 thumbs up.

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Hello world!

 

 It’s somewhat daunting, this idea of writing on-line.  Where will I get beautiful photos? What will I write?  Who will read it?  How will I make time? 

Well, the photo on my banner I took with my little digital on a snowy day in Indy in my front yard.  It turns out that beautiful things are right around us; problem solved.  I do love to write and I certainly have been accused of being able to talk to anyone and yes, probably talking too much.  So, maybe the words will come as the picture did and if for no other reason, I’ll get a nice journal with pretty pictures.  As for readers, time will tell.  As for time, aaah…always a problem.

Getting started meant choosing my  blog title.  Wow, how to say what I want in one catchy little phrase.  It turns out that blog know-it-alls have a lot of opinions on how to name your blog.  You mustn’t take naming it too lightly or it could come back to haunt you.    If you want anonymity, which sounds great, don’t use your real name.  I love that idea.  How great to write what you want and not have to claim it.   I could completely change my personality or let secret aspects of it reveal themselves with no repercussions. 

 However, if you want people to find you, it makes it harder if you use a username that isn’t connected to you.    I like to think of myself as creative, so I set out to find “the” name that would encompass all of my passions and endear me to thousands of fans (ha).  I wrote down several fun names…

  • Snickerdoodle- a site with laughter and art
  • Indygobluegirl- referencing my state, my alma mater (University of Michigan) and a youthful name for my gender
  • Hoganart- name and passion
  • TopSpin-tennis and my spin on life
  • Rhoades not taken- my maiden name and a reference to Robert Frost’s poem (which I love)
  • LoveAll-tennis reference, even score and I do love it all 

 It is important to google your prospective names to see what comes up.  For example, it turns out my creativity isn’t so unique.  There are several other women who blog under the  Snickerdoodle name , so I nixed that one.  For a variety of reasons and after some research  I decided to go with…..Love All!  I really like tennis and about a million other things.  I wish there was more time in the day to try it all. I am a lover of art, food, crafts, animals, gardening, reading, travel and of course my family.   I love positive people but I have gripes and things that get my goat.  I will share ideas I garner from my experiences as a student, sister, wife, friend and parent and I look forward to hearing from you.

So hello world…are you out there?

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