“Cowboys & Aliens” – Way Out West

Ever since we were little, my best friend Bob has loved films where worlds collided…especially those sword and sandal epics intermeshed with dinosaurs and a healthy peppering of mythical monsters. So I figure I’ll call and tell him that he’ll probably like director Jon Favreau’s similarly anachronistic “Cowboys & Aliens.”

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • Aug. 5 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Writer’s Block: Thank You, Mr. Editor

I’m a recorder of events. At the end of the year when the New Year calendars come out, I mark all the dates that are noteworthy, month by month. I note when it’s a birthday for a friend or family member, including the dogs, when it’s an anniversary of one kind or another and, to the dismay of some people, the day someone close to me passed away.