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Mirror, Mirror

When was the last time you saw something in yourself that needed to change? To live life in a way that is self-implicating is a difficult task. It requires listening. Listening to your community, your relationships, your family, the books you read, the shows you watch, and the films you see. It means holding more … Continue reading

How Do You See the World?

American Beauty, The Wrestler, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Slumdog Millionaire, Precious, and The King’s Speech. Over the last several years, these are some of the films that have either premiered or won awards at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). These are also some of my favorite films; ones that have changed the way I see, … Continue reading

The Beautiful Girls

It was about 1AM a couple nights ago when this image came on my iPad.  I had already been up for two hours and would be up for another two.  Intending to watch one, maybe two episodes of Mad Men before bed, I watched five (oops!), finishing Season 4. This image is from Episode 9, … Continue reading

The Color Blue.

I am addicted to the TV show Mad Men.  I’ve been watching an episode in bed on my iPad every night before I fall asleep. Last night (season 3, episode 10), the following conversation between Don (the main character; he’s the creative director at an ad agency) and Suzanne (the woman he is currently having … Continue reading

It’s not what you look at…

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Two people can look at the same thing, yet see it very differently.  Case in point- It takes different eyes to look at “Dumb and Dumber” and see “Inception.” My take on Thoreau’s observation is that life – at least the most compelling … Continue reading

How do you HEAR music?

Thanks to the guidance of some key people in my life, the last few years have been a continual process of learning not just to look at, but to SEE the things around me differently.  Movies have been the most prominent forum for this, to such an extent that it’s the only way I can … Continue reading

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