"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Friday, February 3, 2012


Have I told you that I love documentaries?  I do.  9 times out of 10, I will watch them over a TV show or a movie.  They open up worlds that I have never seen, or sometimes ever even heard of.

Some of the favorites I have watched recently are:
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia- a huge and outlaw family allows a glimpse into their lives and crimes.
The Horse Boy- a boy with autism and his amazingly connected father and mother travel to Mongolia, to find the nomad horse tribesman and the shaman, who will attempt to cleanse and cure him.  Touching and (for me, as an ASD mother) difficult to watch, but completely worth it.
Lemmy- watched this last summer, but it was an amazingly honest look inside the life of a rock icon.  In our new world of pampered celebrity and rampant entitlement, Lemmy is refreshingly different.  A must watch, I even bought it for my brother for Christmas.
The Vanishing of the Bees- if you want the sh*t scared out of you, watch this movie.  The impact of colony collapse disorder is potentially devestating and world wide.  If you ever want to eat locally grown and affordable fruits and vegetables again, you need to learn about bees and their importance to our way of life.  If you are anything like me, you will be disgusted by the techniques of factory farmed bees.  I had no idea.  Not that it is a good excuse.  I know now, so I have to decide what to do with that knowledge. 

I grew up watching Wild Kingdom on Sundays, and the animal safari shows with my dad.  I still love them.  Right now, I am watching Blue Planet.  It's amazing.  I get an exciting little thrill to see these creatures that no human had ever seen before.  To understand that it is 2012, and we are still finding new species is the best thing ever. 

It gives me hope that things like BigFoot and other monsters are out there.  Yes I believe.  :)  If you know anything about me, that shouldn't shock you.  And those are favorites of mine as well- Monster Quest, National Geographic Investigates, etc, etc.

Anyway, have to get back to my movie.  Oh, and work too.  Silly me. 

Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "kNowledge comes to those who watch."