Tag: Culture + Entertainment

Why I love Han Solo
In a world obsessed with light and darkness, Han Solo lives in the grey.  But what I love most is that when courage was required—he was a loyal friend and let that love guide his choices.  
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It's you I like
“It’s you I like, It’s not the things you wear, It’s not the way you do your hair But it’s you I like The way you are right now, The way down deep inside you Not the things that hide you, Not your toys They’re just beside you. But it’s you I like Every part of you. Your skin, your eyes, your feelings...
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Be careful of each other
The Mower The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had been in the long grass. I had seen it before, and even fed it, once. Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world Unmendably. Burial was no help: Next morning I got up and it did not. The first day...
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The captain of my soul
Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance  My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and...
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The labyrinth is thoroughly known
The Hero Path We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known… we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another...
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Affirmation without action is meaningless
Read: I Don’t Discuss Racism With White People  Profound, convicting, and poignant.  I owe these truths more than mere acknowledgment, agreement, or even shame.  It took me a long time to even arrive here—but affirmation without action is meaningless. The world cannot become a better place...
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Contribute a verse
Oh me! Oh life! Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle...
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My favorite Christmas songs, for the record.
🎄 In no particular order…  Blue Christmas I’ll Be Home for Christmas Silver Bells White Christmas Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Silent Night   The Christmas song     Merry Christmas Baby Please Come Home for Christmas The Christmas Waltz And yes… All I Want for Christmas...
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Team as a way of life
The beauty—and comedy—of Parks & Recreation was in the striving of flawed people that routinely put aside self-interest to invest in each other and fix a broken culture. These people came to recognize the importance of interdependence—that “team” was more than a way of doing business, but a way of...
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Prayer for our beloved who have passed on
Our pain is in the measure of our blessing.  What we have lost is a reflection of how we have loved.  They return to us, ourbeloved, in flashes of memory, in moments of sweet, anguished recollection.  We remember the smile and grieve that it is gone. We will never again touch the hand that guided us,...
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Dallas sports radio
Talk radio has had a place in my life since childhood. Politics, religion, culture and sports all have a forum on the radio waves – and i have always made time to indulge in the conversation. As a child, I recall tucking headphones under my pillow case in order to covertly listen to Sports Byline with...
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Once and again
Friday night Shelley and I enjoyed the company of good music. One of our favorite music groups, Snow Patrol, was in town. It had been a few months since my last concert … and so, too, it had also been a few months since I had an irrational bout with one of my bizarre pet peeves: the purported conclusion...
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See you in Germany
The UPS man made a visit the Boudreausian palatial estate this weekend. And he came bearing gifts. This past weekend Shelley’s and my match tickets to the upcoming World Cup arrived. And with them, even more material evidence that we are about to embark upon a once-in-a-lifetimeexperience. Four years...
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A pirate no more
I’ve been meaning to post this for months now, but… As of this past summer, every piece of software and each and every mp3 in my possession is completely legal and/or paid for. I have to say it feels great to have removed this stain of hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance from my life. When it came right...
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Communication breakdown
“Big Huge”…Where did this term come from? It is everywhere. I’ve seen it on television shows and movies, read it in newspaper columns and websites, heard it from friends, family and it has even been known to emanate from (gasp!) my own mouth! This is more than a new idiom of pop culture jargon — it has...
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