Just Watch It: Melancholia

Sometimes when people get depressed and they give into a little drama and hyperbole, they will often say that their world is ending. As it turns out, Lars Von Trier’s spectacularly beautiful 2011 film Melancholia is a remarkable meditation on depression AND the end of the world. Melancholia follows the story of the manic depressive…

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Friday Drabble: Horses of a Different Color

Remember, a drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. Horses of a Different Color “THE END IS NEAR!” the man carrying the sign was back outside their…

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… and I Feel Fine

So, one of the first “real” books I read as a teenager was “The Stand” by Stephen King.  The idea of a de-populated America where good and evil clashed was an amazing world that was both repulsive and alluring simultaneously.  Having grown up in the Cold War Mutually-Assured-Destruction days of the 1970s, a world where…

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Go See WALL-E

I had a whole idea for Me & My Monday, but of course I forgot my camera today.  So, instead of that, I offer a rare movie review.  The Beloved and I realized the other day that we don’t go out to see movies all that often.  Apparently, we prefer staying in our own backyard…

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