“You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.” – Madeleine, “Collateral Beauty” Movies often entertain, but every so often you will come across a film which really makes you think. If you’re a poetic soul who loves to ponder […]Read more "P – The Philosophical Perspective on Love & Death in “Collateral Beauty”"
“Now and then, for no good reason, life will haul off and knock a man flat.” Jim Coates – Old Yeller (1957) “You crazy, wonderful dog!” Katie Coates – Old Yeller (1957) Okay – confession time. I stand among the ranks of those who were absolutely traumatized by Old Yeller as […]Read more "O: “Old Yeller” – Why It’s Okay to Cry Your Eyes Out"
The community formed a makeshift circle. Eerie silence hammered their hearts as they realized what they had done. Before them lay the body of the man called Jakob, bleeding and broken. Simon, the village elder, dropped a heavy stone and coughed. “For refusing to denounce the Christian heresy – the Council has spoken.” […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Just the Beginning”"
Okay readers, I have had to face my fears today! You all know that I have a deathly fear of clowns (probably because they’re nothing but pure evil)… So imagine my shock when I logged onto the computer this morning and discovered that today’s Flash! Friday competition involved… you got it… CLOWNS! We were given […]Read more "Facing My Fear of Clowns at Flash! Friday"
Stalked by Fear, Part III His broad smile was the first thing I noticed as I stepped into the dimly lit hospital room. The muted beep of his heart monitor refused to hurry, causing time to slow down as I approached the patient’s bed. My hands were trembling as I glanced over at his chart. […]Read more "Stalked by Fear, Part III"
Novels and films across all genres have described man’s quest to find an elusive source of eternal youth. Whether it is the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or an inventive medical procedure, we’ve made it pretty clear that we’d do just about anything to stay forever young. One of the most beautiful and […]Read more "N: Neverland is a Nightmare – The Beauty of Growing Up"