Dianne Foster

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (397 of 430)
Location: USA
Birthday: May 11
In My Own Words:
An herbalist and bird keeper, I mostly have written reviws about books on the topics of gardening and birds. The photograph shows Dorry, the Redbelly Parrot who lives with me. She is one of two Poicephalus parrots in my home. The other is a Senegal Poicephalus named Baby. Poicephalus parrots come from Africa.

Interests
I have life-long interests in animal husbandry (men, birds, and dogs) and gardening.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,026 - Total Helpful Votes: 397 of 430
The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Ho&hellip by Scott Cunningham
Ever had a bird fly into your house? So you know the significance of that omen? Do you throw salt over your shoulder when you upset the salt cellar? Do you hang dried ears of corn on your front door? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you know how to hang a horse shoe to bring about good luck. Do you have a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign? Scott Cunningham and David Harrington understand the significance of omens and portents, and why we engage in certain behaviors, and they have shared the information in THE MAGICAL HOUSEHOLD. The book includes many spells and rituals concerning how one might generally improve their dwelling and driving experiences.
Where in the past I might have used… Read more
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Bilingual) [Imp&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Ritt
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The world John Lecarré describes is without mercy and forgiveness. The films based on his books are not nearly as terrifying, though they are frightening enough. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD is an early adaptation of one of Lecarré's books by the same name, and in it he introduces albeit briefly, the character George Smiley.
The three main characters in this production Alex (Richard Burton), Nan (Claire Bloom) and Monque (Oskar Werner) were all very fine actors in the 1950s and 1960s. This film was one of the last Burton made (965) and in it he plays a "burnt-out" spy who has been the operations officer in Berlin for 15 years of the Cold War. Alex was recruited… Read more
When God was a Woman by Merlin Stone
When God was a Woman by Merlin Stone
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All About Eve......, July 11 2004
WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN by Merlin Stone explores the controversy surrounding Eve by examining the links between the Old Testament text and archeological and linguistics research conducted in the 20th century. Although you may not agree with Stone's premise, interpretation of the Old Testament text, or conclusions, if you are one of Eve's daughters you owe it to yourself to learn more about her and how she may have been maligned by the ancient Levite priests when they constructed text such as Genesis, Deuteronomy, and other Old Testament books.
Stone's work has been referenced by feminist writers Margaret Starbird, Sue Monk Kidd, and Lynn Picknett, and her chapter "Unraveling the Myth of… Read more