The Most Brutally Honest Three Minutes In Televion History… Courtesy of Aaron Sorkin

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Nov 072014
 

Now, before any of you “super-patriots” out there start damning, insulting, screaming, threatening and yelling watch the damn video and then think about what he says. One statement that stands out is “The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one.” If you look at our nation today and you do not see a problem, then I suggest you are not examining the situation in an honest manner… and that makes you part of the problem.

Thank you, Aaron Sorkin, for saying what no so-called leader in this country has had the courage to say.

Books, Free Speech, Shame and Mental Midgets

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Sep 292014
 

Though ‘Banned Books Week’ – the week to bring attention to the fact that we still have intellectual midgets who insist on trying to ban books in this country – is over, I believe recent events in Denver still make this more than relevant… and it is from one of my favorite people.

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Lord Richard Attenborough

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Aug 242014
 

“The Great Escape,” “The Flight of the Phoenix,” “The Sand Pebbles,” “Jurassic Park,” “Elizabeth,”… I cannot even remember all the roles this great man burned into my memory. As an actor he had the uncanny ability to take even small roles and make them unforgettable. As a director, he gave us one of the greatest films I have ever seen – “Gandhi.” It was a remarkable film about a remarkable man. To this day, I find it to be one of the most inspiring and emotional films I have ever experienced. It was a film that took over two decades of planning and work to finally bring to the screen. Lord Attenborough never gave up. “Young Winston,” “A Bridge Too Far,” “Magic” and “Shadowlands” are among my other favorites directed by Lord Richard Attenborough.

He will be missed.

Actor and Director Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90

The Belgariad by David Eddings

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Jul 232014
 

I had forgotten how much I loved this book and the Belgariad series by David Eddings. I am preparing to lose myself once more in its world. I can recommend this series without hesitation. If you enjoy the worlds of Tolkien or Martin, you will love this series. I feel like I have been reunited with a long, lost friend.


Just a Thought…

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Jun 272014
 

“One of the humbling thingsā€¦is the sense that every time you begin, that new empty page does not know who you are.” – John Irving