Category Archives: media

On Civil Disobedience and the Respectable Response

In the wake of the Chicago Trump rally shutdown and the traffic stoppage protest in Arizona, I’ve been hearing a lot about civil disobedience and protest.   I also heard the opinions of the people around me at the St. … Continue reading

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In the Trump Bubble

“You’re going to do what? Are you crazy?” “Please, Mom, don’t go!  You’ll do something stupid and get hurt!” “Let me know if you need to be bailed out of jail.” I went because I want to understand. I went … Continue reading

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Movies 2014: The Best and Worst (of what I saw)

I saw 57 movies that were released this year.  Despite my best efforts to keep up, I’ve missed a lot of high profile films, including some that might have made my Top 10 (most notably Boyhood and Whiplash). The list … Continue reading

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5 of My Favorite (Recent) Things

One of my favorite blog friends issued me a challenge after reading my last post:  “…tell/show me five things you stumbled across that left some sort of good taste in your mouth. I find we often need to talk about … Continue reading

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5 Things That I’d Like to Talk About….

….but I’m not sure that’s possible, without starting a ruckus. I’ve seen so many interesting things over the last few weeks, during my blogging break.  So can I just leave a few of them here to share with you? And … Continue reading

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When sadness needs a soundtrack

Riding in the car with Baph, who has all the best music, I requested that he play a particular song.  After listening to it I said, “I love that song so much, but if depression had a soundtrack, that song … Continue reading

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Why this church lady was at a movie about porn (and other “cultural engagement” riddles)

I went to see Don Jon last night.  If you’ve seen the trailer, you may have the same reaction a couple of my children did:  “You’re going to see that movie, Mom?  Seriously?”  Eye roll. There were only four other … Continue reading

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