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August 2015 Viewing Diary

Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine (2000; d. Bahman Farmanara). A profound and touching (and very funny) film from Iran, written and directed by and starring Farmanara. It tells the story of a death-obsessed film director who hasn’t made a … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Remorse Season 2 Premiere

… cheers from the O’Malley clan spread out across the country erupted when this credit came up on the screen. Congratulations to my brother Brendan! So proud of you!

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Survivor’s Remorse, Season 2

Season 2 of my cousin Mike’s show Survivor’s Remorse fast approaches. If you haven’t checked the show out yet, I highly recommend it. The first six episodes are available for free if you want to do some catch-up. Here are … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Remorse: Interview with Cousin Mike

Season 2 of Season’s Remorse has started shooting, and here’s a beautiful interview with cousin Mike about his creation of the show. My brother Brendan is a writer on the show, and gets a nice shout-out. Proud and happy and … Continue reading

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It’s His Birthday Today

I love you, Dad.

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My Cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, Raps It Out: “Or was it Lebanon? Let’s move on.”

My cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, has a new video out. It rocks. Any rap that mentions Grey Poupon and Bradley Cooper is okay by me. Listen, I was saying about her when she was a wise-cracking 3-year-old human, “That … Continue reading

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Boys with Pipes and Goggles, On a Road Somewhere

My grandfather, Anthony Vincent O’Malley, on a road trip to Canada with his buddies, 1920. He’s the greaser on the far right. LOOK at those gorgeous goofballs. My grandmother referred to this road trip as “the infamous trip to Canada” … Continue reading

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1938 Selfie

My grandfather and grandmother. The photo is dated October 13, 1938, and is in an album that my grandmother called “Of Ourselves By Ourselves.” (Hm, there’s a certain Sinn Féin ring to that.) My aunt posted the photo to Facebook … Continue reading

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The O’Briens

My cousin Susan posted this amazing photo on Facebook, one I have never seen. It’s been so wonderful to see everyone else’s photos: since my grandmother died on Wednesday, we’ve all been posting photos. It’s been a great way to … Continue reading

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Four generations: My sister, her daughter, our mother, our grandmother My grandmother (we called her Mama) died yesterday morning. She was in her 90s and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for years. It was a snowy day yesterday, and she … Continue reading

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