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I have been struggling the last week with the Zimmerman verdict.  A profound sadness has been over me.  I have constructed posts in my head every day.  And then I saw a link to this fantastically honest and moving blog post.  The bigger issue is how we relate to one another.  How we see each other.  How we see ourselves.  Well said, Brother, well said!


Today, this week, this month, this life, I am practicing patience.  Patience is not something I am very good at.  I have to work to not obsess or worry.  I look for inspirations everywhere all of the time, because, well, I worry - did I say that already?  Working on one's self is always a good thing and I know I will be a better person and a better role model for my son.  It just takes so long and I ain't even done with the night.

Let's Not Let Yesterday

take up too much of today...

The Days After

I made two bum predictions for the Oscars and now that I've had enough whiskey, I see my errors. And that takes work my friends.

I forgot how much the Academy hates Spielberg's financial success, so he really never stood a chance. Oh, and I told you already that it bored me silly (perhaps that should have been my clue). That said, I still would have have gotten the winner wrong just because I would have not chosen Ang Lee. And my reason would have been simple. His movie should not have been called Life of Pi but rather Shipwreck of Pi since it did not cover his life at all. I'd say that is false advertising.

I have been called out for not choosing Christoph Waltz in the Supporting Actor category when, indeed, he was my personal favorite. I was predicting what I thought the Academy would do. In most cases it aligned nicely with my own favorites (4 out of six ain't so bad). So, in the end, I'm quite happy to be wrong. He is an actor I am always interested and usually…

Sunday Thoughts

Sunday mornings is when I roll my eyes, yell at the TV and wonder why people who are so stupid and keep getting asked back to the "Sunday Shows".  I'm looking at you Carly Fiorina.  

I propose I be asked to appear on either Meet the Press or This Week and advance the following:

1.  The deficit is a manufactured worry.  It is not what we should focus on right now.

2.  The Sequester will affect people's buying power, thus affecting the overall economy.

3.  Bengazi is a manufactured outrage.

4.  John McCain is a grumpy old man that we should all thank the stars didn't become POTUS.

5.  Obama does not need to reach out to the GOP and be nice to them.  They hate him and by extension, most of the country.

6.  We are a consumer based economy.  See #2.

7.  Zero Dark Thirty is being hailed as a masterpiece, but it's actually a quite boring film mistaken for a great one due to the subject matter.

8.  There is no reason for a civilian to have an automatic or semi automatic rifle…

Let Them Entertain You

Ah this weekend are the Oscars.  So, here are my picks.  But first, let me say that my favorite movie of the year is not nominated for Best Picture - well, it kinda is - it's up for Best Documentary.  And you know what, it should be up for overall Best Picture, cause honestly, it's now moved into position of my favorite movie of all time.  Heady proclamation?  Yup, but I have to admit, I love it.  I suspect you might too (once you see it)

It's about art, commerce, social justice and love.  I downloaded the soundtrack right after I finished watching the movie and play it all of the time.  You will be amazed that you've not heard it before.  It's that good.  Here's trailer (the only clip I'm gonna give)

So my predictions?  Only for the big six (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress (lead & supporting).  The others (excepting documentary), I don't give too much of a hoot about.
Picture - obviously not my favorite - not even in my top three, but it looks like …