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May 23, 2017

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La La Land Falls Short

There is a wide chasm between trying to be great and actually being great. Unfortunately, despite genuine ambition and no small amount of good intent, La La Land does not bridge this distance.   It starts off wrong right from the opening. A supposed bravura break into song number set on a L.A. freeway traffic

Broken Fences

I’ve always had tremendous respect for Denzel Washington. I can’t think of any actor since Paul Newman who has better combined acting talent with movie star charisma. He was gifted with more handsome, charm, and ability than any person has a right to ask for. One of the more underrated aspects of his career (much

My Day With Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has died. This seems impossible. More than that. 2016 has been something like a serial killer. Bowie, Prince, Ali. I mention these three in particular because they are heroes of mine. The very personal kind that you may never have truly known, but somehow made your life much better anyway. I am running

Not Human, A Dove

I hated high school. Without reservation, I could not stand it. My mom started me in kindergarten when I was only four years old. She wanted me to get socialized with other kids as soon as possible. While the intentions were good and everything would eventually work out fine, being a full year younger than

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