Monthly Archives: October 2010

Top 10 Scariest Movies

Well, it’s Halloween, and that can only mean one thing: Tis the season for scary movies! Being a movie fanatic, and one who loves scary movies, I couldn’t help but put make a list of the scariest movies ever made.

If you don’t like my list or you disagree with my choices … well, bummer. Make your own list.

10. Deliverance (R, 1972)

I haven’t traveled all that much, but this movie has made me realize that I should put Georgia on my states-never-to-go-to list.

The plot: Burt Reynolds plays the role of an adventurer who takes a few friends —including one played by John Voight — down Georgia’s Cahulawassee River on canoes. What they find is anything but friendly.

The verdict: This movie is a classic piece of American cinema.  It’s manly, touching (perhaps a little too much so at times) and it gives you every reason you’ll ever need to prefer staying inside to exploring the outdoors.

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Lymphoma survivor takes a leading role in Seattle’s Light the Night Walk

Here’s a feature I wrote for The Issaquah Press that I thought turned out well! It printed in the Oct. 13 issue. Enjoy! Read it here on The Issaquah Press website.

In September 2009, Newcastle resident and Maywood Middle School sixth-grader Sara Flash got sick and just would not get better. Doctors tried a variety of antibiotics to treat what they thought to be an ear infection, and then pneumonia.

Weeks after first becoming sick, Sara was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was at Seattle Children’s for chemotherapy.

After three months of treatment, her cancer was in remission, and last month, she helped spearhead a fundraiser aimed at finding a cure for the very disease she battled.

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