A few weeks ago I found that I suffer from a sleep disorder. In finding information on Sleep Apnea I found that
"…Sleep disorders are thought to affect 40 million people in the United States alone. The total cost to the public that result from these disorders are almost impossible to estimate,
as they include not only medical care costs but also accident costs, since accidents often are associated with sleep deprivation. (from Sleep and Breathing by edited by Claude Lenfant, Published by Marcel Dekker Inc, New York 1994)
Last Sunday adaptation of Northanger Abbey aired last Sunday to wide critical acclaim. It's the story of a naive and very young country girl who is taken to the spa town of Bath by family friends and finds happiness, heartache and happiness again. Her addiction to Gothic novels gets her into trouble, but of course, all JA novels have an eventual happy ending. Delicious and funny dialogue, well delivered by a sparking cast, made the 90 minutes fly by.
Michigan has been hosting the Detroit auto show since 1907, when it cost 50 cents admission. Originally there were 17 exhibitors; for 2008 there are more than 60 from all over the world. Continuous since 1907, the show has only closed during the years of World War Two, 1942-1953. This year, tickets are $12 for adults and the dates for the public are Saturday, January 19 through Sunday, January 27.
The opening salvo of Masterpiece Classics (formerly Masterpiece Theatre) missed the target with its new adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion." Vital scenes were played out of order and context, dialogue assigned to the wrong character and an embarrasing marathon by Anne Elliott through the streets of Bath. Really! Young ladies of good character did not hurtle down the streets in pursuit of young gentlemen in Regency times, yet this adaptation shows Anne running to and fro, hither and yon and meeting up with all the major characters in the novel, including her invalid
Masterpiece Theatre is America's longest running dramatic program. Starting this Sunday, they will devote four months to dramatizations of all of Jane Austen's novels, as well as a film biography of the novelist's lost loves. This is an unprecedented presentation of any author's work, but Jane Austen is acknowledged by scholars as the creator of the modern novel. 4 of the six film adaptations will be new to American audiences, and the best-known, "Pride & Prejudice" with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle has never been shown in the U. S.