Movie Quote Thursday – End of 2017


  Are you happy that 2017 is coming to an end? What a year it’s been. If you’ve had your head up for even just a minute, you’ve no doubt seen the depth and breadth of the nonsense, and the violence, and the finger-pointing, and the lack of morality, and the absence of altruism, and the […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Hollywood, Lately


  Today’s Topic: Hollywood, Lately Why do we love movies so much? Ever since the magic of live animation was first put on film over a 120 years ago, movies have dramatically shaped popular culture, ushered in an unstoppable era of glamorized superstar actors and filmmakers, given birth to a multitude of associated industries, and […]

Movie Quote Thursday – The Bridge


Today’s Topic: The Bridge What do you see when you look in the mirror? Like you, I’m sure, I see myself and wonder how old everybody else my age looks compared to me. How we age outside doesn’t really matter, but how we age on the inside does. I don’t know if I look my […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Summer Vacation


Today’s Topic: Summer Vacation “Where are you planning to go on your summer vacation?” I’ve asked that question a lot lately; it’s a great conversation opener. To be fair, not everybody has the luxury of possessing both the finances and the time to plan for a summer vacation. After all, the United States is the […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Potential


  Today’s Topic: Potential Can you imagine that we are nearly half way through 2017 already? My inclination is to whine about how time is flying by way too fast, but instead, I’m going to choose a more productive perspective: that of how much time is left this year to begin to accomplish something great. […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Madness


Today’s Topic: Madness If you’re in to this sort of thing, March Madness is here. If you’re a sports nut, there’s almost nothing better because the excitement lasts for a few weeks as 68 teams compete to become the best NCAA basketball team in the country. The tournament is never without drama and surprise. If […]

Movie Quote Thursday – Don’t Look!


  Isn’t it odd how people avert their eyes to strangers? Why do we do this? The answer is two-fold: it depends on both our cultural background and our interpersonal relationship tendencies. For this short discussion, let’s focus on tendencies in Western Culture, where direct eye contact is not seen as particularly aggressive or inappropriate, […]