Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Comment About "Spotlight," The Academy Awards Best Picture For 2015

"Patty (my wife) and I watched "Spotlight," the Academy Awards Best Picture for 2015 on Time Warner's "On Demand." I liked it and I thought it's a good movie. It's about the Catholic Church priests sex abuse scandals in Boston where the Boston Globe published over 600 investigative reporting stories on the subject in the early 2000's and they won a Pulitzer Prize. I agree these acts of sex abuse were deplorable by these now defrocked priests. However, it was only four percent of all priests committing these acts from 1950-2002. There's always a few bad apples in every bunch. Also, the Catholic Church is not the only church where sex abuse among its clergy has occurred. It has occurred in all of the other faiths and religions also according to statistics."-Galen A. Smith Sr.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

About The New Willie Morris Biography: "Willie: The Life of Willie Morris By Teresa Nicholas"

"I received from Amazon, the new biography of Willie Morris, the late Mississippi author and our former writer-in-residence at Ole Miss while I was in college there from 82-87. I am looking forward to reading it and I'll probably write a review for my blog regarding the book. I realize after being away from Ole Miss (even though I have returned many times for visits) and Oxford, Miss., for almost 30 years now that I was just simply a fan like a lot of admirers were back then. And sometimes fans go out of their way to do unusual things to try to obtain the admiration of their favorite celebrity, author, sports figure or musicians. Some are not so gracious but Willie was gracious and personable. He remembered your name and treated you like a friend."-Galen A. Smith Sr.