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Day 247: I’m so glad they invented movies!

It’s Sunday night, late. Tonight my wife and I went out and saw an excellent movie: The Best of Enemies. We got to the movie theater about an hour early in order to see something else, but they didn’t have any seats together except in the first two rows. So… we bought tickets to The […]

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Day 221: Ride the Roller-coaster!

I would say that I consider myself a fan of certain catch-phrases, aphorisms, or words of wisdom. There’s a reason some of these sayings get used to the point of practically sounding meaningless. For example, there are many common expressions which try to explain or shed light on the often bitter-sweet nature of life. We’ve […]

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Day 94: The Glorious Possibilities of Personal Fearlessness

Last night my wife and I saw “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the new movie about Freddie Mercury and Queen.  It was an awesome treat, I highly recommend it.  And what was so inspiring about it was that Freddie was such an awesomely confident creator.  He allowed his dreams to come true in a big way, and while […]

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Day 90: At Home with “11/22/63”

So tonight at home I got a bug in me to re-watch the Hulu mini-series “11.22.63,” inspired by the Stephen King novel of the same name.  As I have alluded to in the past, Stephen King is one of my favorite novelists from my childhood, when he already had a rich catalog of novels going […]

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Day 40: The Spirit of Generosity

I just watched the movie “The Same Kind of Different as Me.” Have you seen it?  Great movie.  It is the tale of a woman whose generosity of spirit touches the lives of all around her, including her husband and two children, the homeless mission she and her family serves, and in particular, a homeless […]

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Day 15: The Parable of Andy Dufresne

“The Shawshank Redemption” is one of my favorite movies. Incidentally, it is based on a novella by Stephen King, an author I have read widely since I was a teen.  The movie transcends the book (not always true, especially for Stephen King stories, many of which have become B-movie horror flicks or made-for-TV series) and […]

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What, Like It’s Hard? Getting My Legally Blonde On…

Hello there! ‘Tis Sunday morning just before 9am, and I am here typing away at the keyboard as a bird chirps outside.  The sound of a car passing by.  All is pleasant.  The perfect time for a post on This Here Illustrious Blog (Or “THIB” for those who like to make random acronyms out of […]

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Adventures in Elisabeth Shue: Or What I Learned from My First On-Screen Crush

Hello there!  It’s 10:25pm on a Wednesday night and it’s damn hot here in Sacramento.  I’m still sweating as I sit here in the front room of our flat typing. Tonight I watched “Adventures in Babysitting” on Netflix.  It had been a (hot) productive day, and at the end of it, I was ready to […]