The Two Second Lesson

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Remember the movie Cast Away (2000) with Tom Hanks? It was a bit of snoozer because for a large portion of the film Tom’s character, Chuck, is alone on an island. He doesn’t want to be alone, he wants to be rescued but alas, no rescue comes. Probably a message in all that but it drags a bit. The movie has been playing on a couple of television stations recently and I’ve been able to become reacquainted with it. I watch it for a two second lesson hidden in a two hour movie. Continue reading

Recovering

As a writer, or someone who attempts to put thoughts into words that others can relate to, I admit I sometimes get a little jealous when I read or hear other’s works of art. I’m hoping this is a common problem and I’m not the only coveter in the mix seeing how the sin of coveting is so serious it merits a mention in the top 10 Commandments everyone is familiar with. There are just some writers out there that regularly make me take notice and I secretly – or not so secretly – wish I was the one who penned their words. This is an example of one of those times. Continue reading

The Good Stuff in 2016

 

 

madi-and-gpaThis year has been rough.  But I’ve mentioned that several times before.  Even I’m getting tired of hearing about the 1-2 punches this year has thrown at me.  It’s time to move on despite the fact there are still three more months with more tests coming my way I’m sure.  Let’s not talk about that right now.  I don’t want to appear ungrateful so this post is all about the good stuff 2016 has thrown my way.  There’s been plenty. Continue reading