The fact that there are now only 500 Tigers left in Far East Russia probably doesn’t get a lot of play around dinner tables in Mahopac, NY. But the distance doesn’t diminish the issue for a Mahopac native who has made a name as an Oscar winning Documentary Filmmaker, and is the subject of his latest film, Tigerland.
“The modern, ambitious woman dares to be different, and isn't afraid to go after her dreams.” So says Sachika’s website in boldly boasting their sophisticated and sexy brand of women’s wear. Of course, a log line is easy enough to come up with. But when the words truly reflect the journey, the goods are much more likely deliver, and To-Tam and To-Nya Sachika’s story definitely lives up.
Long before Jessica Sherr received acclaim for her one woman show on Bette Davis, she learned how easily things can go awry onstage. “I was in Frosty the Snowman, and right before I went on, I sneezed,” Sherr remembered. “My mom didn’t have time to wipe my nose and through the whole dance I was crying.” The attention she got, though, made her realize that, “this was it.” But what the three year old didn’t realize was that not folding in the face of pitfalls would be an ongoing two step that has led to success.
Luke, I am your father... Another movie about an astronaut with daddy issues—at least that’s what I came away with after seeing Ad Astra. But there’s real issues explored here, and the near future panoramic journey to the Moon, Mars and Neptune gives us enough to think about. There is one very pertinent question above all others, though. Is it worth the very introspective 123 minute journey?
Breast cancer obviously emanates fear from the core of any women who’s been diagnosed. But once acceptance allows the patient to gear up and fight the disease, they must pick themselves up again and face down the most troublesome side effects of treatment. The removal of two or three of the lymph nodes under arms and radiation damage of other nearby nodes can bring on a condition known as Lymphedema. The arms, hands, breasts, or torso may swell and cause pain and limit range of motion. But a treatment is available, and the main component involves a process known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).
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