Archive for: ‘March 2015’

À bientôt, Bis bald, Zie je snel

March 31, 2015 Posted by suefairview

Going on another VIKING cruise: Rhine Getaway. I expect to be back blogging by April 14th. Meanwhile, please enjoy some photos of Just Some Guys:

ROSEWATER (2014) Reviewed

March 27, 2015 Posted by suefairview

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Recently I watched Jon Stewart‘s new movie, ROSEWATER, which is based on a true story. Gael García Bernal plays Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari who leaves his pregnant wife in London and goes to Iran to cover the 2009 Presidential elections between incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mr. Bahari publishes a satirical piece and is later imprisoned at Evin Prison where he was brutally interrogated.

I very much enjoyed the film. What was most interesting to me was the fatalistic acceptance of the Iranian Nationals on rebellion and the subsequent possibility of imprisonment/torture. It was as if they had been down-trodden for so long that such repercussions did not matter, and/or they were commonplace. Another aspect that I liked was the Kafkaesque and imbecilic features of Evin Prison and Mr. Bahari’s jailers. The scene when Mr. Bahari is interrogated and is asked who is Anton Chekhov, and why Mr. Bahari is a spy after viewing a segment Bahari did with Jason Jones were hysterical. But, they really happened! This is Jon Stewart at his best; bringing irony and satire. I also liked the ending and how Bahari’s previously imprisoned and long dead father and sister guide him through this horrible experience and grant him the epiphany he needs to survive. What a terrific piece of film making!

***** Stars

rosewater_2 Gael García Bernal as Bahari filming a protest. interrogation by Rosewater

454970686-1Gael García Bernal with Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari

Here is the preview:

Jon Stewart interviews John Hargrove

March 27, 2015 Posted by suefairview

RIP Stanley R. Kozak, Jr.

March 25, 2015 Posted by suefairview

Stanley R. Kozak Jr.

AGE: 63 • Sayreville

Stanley R. Kozak Jr., age 63 of Sayreville, passed away on January 22, 2015. Born on April 17, 1951 in New Brunswick, he lived in Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA before returning to Sayreville to live in the home he grew up in.

He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley Sr. and Helen (Lepkowski) Kozak. Dear brother to Thomas Kozak of Jackson, David Kozak of Milltown, and a sister, Marcia Skwira of Parlin. Cherished uncle to five nieces: Melissa Skwira, Megan Skwira, Kate Molinelli, Kristi Keller, Amy Purcelly, and a nephew, Jack Kozak. Stanley was a lover of animals, Stanley’s beloved cat of 16 years passed the day before him.

Calling hours at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home 15 Cherry Lane Parlin will be held Monday from 5pm to 7pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks in honor of Stan’s dedication to animal causes, please consider a memorial donation to Animal Rescue Force: or Sammy’s Hope: of condolence, direction and completed funeral arrangements can be found at – See more at:

I feel very remiss that blogger friend Stan died over 2 months ago without my noticing. Stan was the author behind the popular blog METRO DYSTOPIA. Per his blog, Stan suffered a fall off of a stool in his kitchen and broke his wrist and had a brain contusion. He later had difficulty breathing and was taken to the hospital and rehab. Stan’s cat, Amata died on January 21, at age 16, and Stan died the following day.
Stan was extremely humane and posted support for animal adoption and other humane organizations. He was a sensitive and intellegent human being, whom I had the pleasure of a virtual friendship with. Stan also posted about local issues that bothered him and we agreed on all of them. I wish I had met him in person. He died way too young.
Rest in peace, my friend!

François Sagat: THE FALL

March 20, 2015 Posted by suefairview

Recently, François Sagat posted photos on FB and linked Patrick Mettraux  Lukas Beyeler. Here they are:


For me, what stands out about Sagat’s work as a model is that he keeps moving into original and creative poses, and works so damn hard! Each of these 40 photos is terrific on its own. THAT is talent!