IMAX censorship

When I first saw this article about some Southern theatres rejecting the IMAX movie “Volcanoes” based on concerns about evolution, I could feel a blog coming on. I wasn’t the only one, of course, and some friends beat me to it. Here’s the lowdown, from the CNN.com website: CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — IMAX theaters […]

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death with dignity

I had been putting off writing on this topic. My mother’s sister has begun her own death walk, and while I am a firm supporter of and believer in the right to die, I am only just starting to sort through all of my feelings about facing death with such courage and grace. But the […]

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i wish you enough

I composed this as an e-mail to some friends this morning, and as the response has been overwhelmingly positive, I thought I’d share it with a somewhat broader audience rather than just keeping this to myself. 🙂 You’ve probably all read the story that has been circulating in e-mail, about a parent and adult child […]

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march madness

I have spent the past several day in front of the television, and the next couple of weeks should bring more of the same. The Atlantic Coast Conference began on Thursday, with the championship game played this afternoon (this morning for me, on the West coast). Now begins the NCAA championship, winnowing an exceptional field […]

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alien siege

The SciFi Channel has come out with some real winners lately in its programming, especially the new “Battlestar Galactica” series. While I typically don’t enjoy “menancing aliens invading the Earth” types of movies, I wanted to give SciFi’s original movie, “Alien Siege” a chance. I admit that I watched the first 30-40 minutes before falling […]

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so much stuff

“Simplify, simplify.”— Henry David Thoreau Spring is coming. A Daily OM message this week mentioned The Simplicity Circles Project, a network of small groups that help “people lead lives of high satisfaction and low environmental impact.” Always eager to cut through the crap and get to the core in my own life, I forwarded the […]

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hotel rwanda

I was invited out last week to see “Hotel Rwanda.” Though this was a movie I had wanted to see anyway, I wasn’t sure if I had the guts to go see it in the theatre. My habit with movies is to wait for the DVD release of any movie that might be too much […]

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