Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Macbeth

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays, but the play's King actually existed. He was King of Scots from 1040-1057, though it is said he was killed in battle by the future Malcom III. Despite his role in Shakespeare's work, no historic evidence has been found to suggest Macbeth was a tyrant. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland Says Yes To Marriage Equality

Apparently not all the votes are in just yet, but it seems that Irish voters have voted to allow marriage equality in Ireland. About half of my heritage comes from the Emerald Isle, and I'm very proud of Ireland for supporting marriage rights for all Irish citizens. Ireland is also the first country to vote on the matter with a nationwide vote rather than through a congress/parliament or judicial courts. 

Fact of the Day: Swiss Suffrage

While women's suffrage took place for most of the Western World by the 1940's, however Switzerland was very late to give women the right to vote in democratic elections. On a national level, Swiss women finally got suffrage in 1971. 

My Favorite Photos: The Family

This is one of our wedding photos of Daisy and I with all my brothers (all older) and my mother. The only thing I regret is that my father passed away many years ago and could not (obviously) be there with us. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Judge (2014 Film) Review

 I had heard about The Judge very recently and thought it looked promising. Even since the Iron Man/Avengers films, I usually try to see a movie with Robert Downey Jr. in it. I also heard Leighton Meester was also in the movie, as my wife Daisy really liked her as Blair Waldorf in the TV series Gossip Girl. So I figured she'd be excited to see Meester in this film.