I turned off two movies this week before the end. This is a good development for me. It only took forty years. To be able to decide, mid-way into a film, or even after fifteen minutes, I’m not feeling this, I don’t have to see how this ends. Ah, it’s a relief. The first was […]

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I just finished my first aid/CPR refresher training, and man, it was a slog. I first received the training a few years ago. I volunteered for it, in fact. The company needed two people in every department with this training, and with young kids at home, I figured it would be good knowledge to have, […]

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27

Jul

The Prodigy

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You ever watch a movie that you think you’re going to enjoy and it ends up being so bad that you get angry? It’s funny because it doesn’t happen to me often, and then when it does, I step back and think, why am I angry about this, it’s not really something I should get […]

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30

Apr

Loving Vincent

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My first thought within the opening fifteen minutes of Dorota Kobiela’s and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent was that a film this visually sumptuous deserves a better script. Or maybe that was my second thought. The film opens with a title card informing us of just how many artists it took to hand-paint the cells of […]

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21

Feb

The Eagles Make Me Cry

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By Governor Tom Wolf from Harrisburg, PA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

On my way to work this morning, I passed a 7-Eleven with a 2018 Philadelphia Eagles World Champions sweatshirt in its window. When I saw this, I got a knot in my throat and my eyes swelled with tears. This hasn’t been unusual since February 4th. In fact, it’s been happening every few days. I […]

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  In last night’s dream, I was hanging out with Jeff H., a guy I used to skateboard with in my adolescence. We were on Limekiln Pike across from a house where a group of kids were playing hardcore music in a rock band. I don’t know if I was a teen myself or not, […]

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My dream last night kicked off with multiple home invasions, only the home being invaded wasn’t the one I live in now but my childhood home. In the dream, I was the age I am now but I was living there. There were three separate invasion incidents, but I can only recall the specifics of […]

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In my dream last night, I decided to visit my old apartment in West Philly on 49th Street and found my former roommate Matt B. living there, although we didn’t live in that particular apartment together. He was living there with his wife, who’d just had a baby maybe a few hours before, only the […]

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Strange sequence of dreaming: met Kim Gordon at a party in North Philadelphia, flirting with her, her inviting me back to her place to hang out, and then getting lost, trying to find my way to public transportation. The public trans in my dream was operating as a system of ski lifts, both larger enclosed […]

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I stared the morning with a bird hovering at my living room window. Sparrow? Starling? It was hard to tell because of the contrast of low light inside and overcast outside. Plus I don’t know bird breeds, so there’s that. But it just sort of hovered there. This was a little after 5:30 a.m. and […]

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