Archive for October 13th, 2009

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If he finds out who she is, all bets are off.

Face her ten-year reunion as a lowly traffic manager? No way. Izzy Gordon is going to realize her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Her documentary about an old Wisconsin lodge and its gangster history is sure to be a winner. And she’s got an ace up her sleeve, since her family owns the land.

Too bad this film drops her into a brewing feud. Seems her family wants to sell the property and the lodge owners are fighting to stay open. They’ve drafted Gib Murphy — globe-trotting photojournalist and prodigal grandson — to stack their hand. Wow. Could this get worse?  Apparently it could, because she’s developing a thing for Gib… one he’s returning. So at what point does her bluff get called and she has to confess her real identity?


Did you ever notice how everyone turns into a kid again at Halloween? It’s the one time of the year when adults get to pretend to be someone – or something – other than they are. In my neighborhood, a different block is designated the Haunted Block each year and is closed off at each end by large inflatable “stone” lions and haunted mansion gates. Almost everyone who lives on the block gets into the spirit by decorating their homes with spider webs, lights, spooky music, smoke from dry ice, you get the idea. (more…)

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