Dona

@dona-mcphillips

active 1 week, 3 days ago
  • Dona commented on the post, Fire Drill Fridays 1 month ago

    Jane, Now in Arizona, caught you on PBS with Judy Woodruff. Excellent interview. Smooth, filled with clarity, honesty and truth. One of the best yet. You are doing what is important, needed. I’m still reading, ON FIRE. I can’t yet do the getting arrested act, but there may come a day. Don’t think I haven’t thought of joining you there, but I’d be…[Read more]

  • Ah Jane, you leave me speechless. I will buy the book and share it. Already have emailed all the book club to see all this on your blog. I so want to join this in some physical strong-like-you way, but wonder how long I would manage in jail without my meds, my CPAP, with my stiff arthritic body. But you did it, do it etc. Oh I wish I had been one…[Read more]

  • I emailed Senator Patty Murray just now. Here’s basically what I said; Dear Senator Murray, As your constituent, I want you to know that while I may not be getting arrested on Fridays in protest on the Capitol steps, I do entirely stand with & support Jane Fonda in her support of the Green New Deal. I am a liberal Democrat who has supported…[Read more]

  • Jane, So I have repeated a version of the above message to both Cantwell and Heck. If you see something that needs revision, I hope you says so.
    Now to the debates. I’m going to throw some money towards Klobuchar. I know she is not saying a strong support for GND with “aspirational” language, but I think she will go there. I want to keep her in…[Read more]

  • Wow. Hear Hear James Keating.

  • Jane, I did not enter the contest, not because I didn’t want to come to meet and see the set of Grace and Frankie etc. I really did. But I thought about how I can afford to fly down to L.A., I own both your books and several movies, I don’t collect autographs, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting you twice and seeing you onstage once and I’ve…[Read more]

  • Dear Jane, I watched your first Teach-In on your blog since I’m not on Facebook. I liked Sam’s comments on HOPE, your comment on moderation being radical and empathy is enlightened self-interest. True. True. I made note of your concern only people with a GOOD wage can be prepared to handle the burden of a carbon budget. And I do understand that…[Read more]

  • I really enjoyed listening to Bryan Stevenson on Firing Line (last night or the night before). So very impressive.

  • 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 2 months 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]

  • 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 3 months, 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 4 months ago

  • Dona posted an update in the group Group logo of Grace and Frankie on NetflixGrace and Frankie on Netflix 4 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 5 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 5 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]

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