Dona

@dona-mcphillips

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  • So 2009 was the beginning. I didn’t discover the blog until 2015. My first blog ever to read. So I’ve been schlepping back and forth but today finding the beginning was interesting, sort of a full circle feeling. Seeing who were the first readers; the acting was the focus because of the play on Broadway, now Grace & Frankie is winding to a close I…[Read more]

  • Dona posted an update in the group Group logo of Grace and Frankie on NetflixGrace and Frankie on Netflix 1 week ago

    Okay, I’ll try to be the grown-up I’m supposed to be at 74,(almost 75) and just say thank you for this wonderful series and all your hard work. Get me up at 4:30 AM even one day and I’d throttle the person. I can’t imagine doing that day after day, season after season AND doing a spot on excellent performance with such substance intertwining with…[Read more]

  • Dona posted an update in the group Group logo of Grace and Frankie on NetflixGrace and Frankie on Netflix 1 week, 1 day ago

    I hadn’t heard that the seventh season was the last, although, I wondered. Just reading those words makes my stomach tumble over. It’s like losing close friends, which doesn’t make sense, but that’s the honest feeling. I can feel a deep grieving starting. I’m going to be Scarlett O’Hara, “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” I can”t deal with it right…[Read more]

  • Dona posted an update in the group Group logo of JUST FANSJUST FANS 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The other night I re-watched Our Souls At Night for the I’ve-lost-count time. Such a seemingly simply story, but has so much in it to think about. I think Redford would agree it has “meat.” I chose not to have children, but have wonderful friends who have had children. As smart, talented, kind, dedicated to community and a healthy eco-world these…[Read more]

  • Barbara and Profile picture of DonaDona are now friends 2 months ago

  • Dona posted an update in the group Group logo of Grace and Frankie on NetflixGrace and Frankie on Netflix 2 months ago

    Ronie, Since you are head of this group and this is the only group I belong to, I want to ask a question that isn’t for publication or out in the big posts aimed at Jane. It used to be before Jane gave her blog this new face that you could report a problem. I don’t see the way to do that now and thought maybe you had a way of reporting a possible…[Read more]

  • Dona posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Of course, to not be a default choice, Grace would have to choose Frankie over Nick. Hummm.

    • Dona totally according to your comment. Cross your fingers and hopefully the writers also consider this situation.

  • Dona posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Claudia, Here’s my take on that. Grace said she thought her marriage was “good enough”. Even her husband thought that she didn’t really love him and it wouldn’t hurt her to lose him. But she was hurt to find that she wasn’t loved like she assumed she was. She has been looking for passion like she felt for the Sam Elliott character, but she…[Read more]

  • Dear Jane, July 7th has been since 1955 the date to remember the loss of my father, but this 2019 that date has been transformed into one of my most wonderful memories. A transformation made by you. You gave me the precious minutes I dreamed of and they were perfect. I loved your sharing on stage. I am going to write you a long letter about this…[Read more]

  • Jane,
    Just two days until I leave for Madison!!!Five days until we see YOU!!! We are all so excited. Kelly heard you do an interview on radio, I think. She said it was interesting and that what you said, “Helped her.” I’m looking forward to a conversation with her about that. Can you delete the post with their full names? That was just for you…[Read more]

  • Jane,
    As usual, one thing leads to another and here I am still in my bathrobe jumping from one 2009 post to another. I’ve kvelled???, I’ve O’Neilled, been to The Ranch and eaten ice cream designed as a baked potato, learned more about Greer Garson, re-read more closely comments on racism. It’s been a happy two-hour visit, which I can look…[Read more]

  • Jane,
    Well her Mom did cry when I told her. I decided to keep it as a surprise and not tell Kelly or Bob. So here is some background on Kelly. She’s a nurse. For years one of the special jobs she did was help recipients of transplants. You know, the person who helps pick and match , then works with the patient until the organ is available. Then…[Read more]

  • Just an extra note; correction on the part of Kelly working in a neo-natal unit. I was wrong on that. Also, she has recently retired. Bob is like a lay-minister at their church. They had dreamed of joining the Peace Corps after retirement to work in countries like Africa in connection with diseases like Aids, but that dream won’t be realized…[Read more]

  • I just finished listening to a reading on NPR of “The Apology” and an interview with author, Eve. So powerful, deep, filled with truth, revelation and insights into our nation’s deepest wounds. She spoke to Patriarchy, idolization and racism. It provoked thoughts about our/my own idealization of others and also, came together with thoughts I had…[Read more]

  • Greenpeace support Tweet. NICE! Been a supporter, still a supporter, always will be a supporter. Dona

  • Re; Grace and Frankie I want to do a shout out THANK YOU to whoever decided NOT to have a laugh track or music overlay. I absolutely hate having my emotions manipulated in that way. It is such a relief to be treated with respect as a viewer and to see the actors and writers respected. Whoever made that decision, kudos to them or her or him or. It…[Read more]

  • Dear Jane, Seems I missed being online with you by about 20 minutes, ah well. This is a Private message because it’s about someone else and this is a wish that you probably can’t fulfill anyway, so I’m not asking. I’m just sharing. My dear activist friend who I mention often, lost her only son to brain cancer 16 yrs ago. Her only daughter, Kelly,…[Read more]

  • Just to let your sponsors know that you DO have influence over your fans; I now use L’Oreal face moisturizer and quit my use of another; I watched all the episodes of Longmire; I looked but couldn’t find the Vogue magazine article(guess I don’t shop in fancy enough stores), but I would have bought it; I couldn’t get Ray Donovan so I bought a…[Read more]

  • I loath, abhor, and detest the news headlines that mislead to any degree to get people to look at the salacious gossipy crap stories constructed it seems without any moral conscience just to get a reader. The writers of those headlines are the parasites who prey on people’s honest feelings toward their fellow human beings. It is so upsetting to…[Read more]

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