Not Really the Hobbit

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My son and I viewed the 3D version of the final Hobbit installment “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The film offers a spectacle of special effects and amazing artistic skill. The acting has remained consistently good throughout the Hobbit series. However, as others have stated before me, it’s really not about the […]

Be One

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“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one.” Marcus Aurelius Cormac McCarthy wrote the brilliant story The Sunset Limited. HBO brought us an excellent production by the same name http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1510938/ starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones who also directed. The central conflict revolves around the questions “who is […]

Remnants of Irrationality

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Reflections on incidents from my childhood in which I felt my father behaved irrationally blaze into my thoughts at times when my own “perfect day” plan goes awry or is interrupted by the unforeseen incident. My dad seemed to succumb to these behaviors while driving, looking for a parking space, or any time he felt […]