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Growth

Spring is upon us. I exalt in the freshness, the light rains, giving way to long warm sunshine days, green and color everywhere. Is it possible to grow as a person? To change as a human being? To become better? I hope so. Has my life been a stagnant cesspool, where I’m just blowing wherever …

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Poetry

Two Poems

incident in the forest down a singingly snowy trail almost lost too straight for my taste hands bitten by frost into a clearing revealed the bird sanctuary tonic harmony forgotten familiarity time despised into nothingness little birds flitting tiny wings land with tinsel feet on hat and hand and fingertip with gentle grip they flap …

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Worst Flight / Best Lyft

I had the worst flight of my life not long ago, coming back to L.A. after a ski trip with my family. I got into my seat, a window seat; so far, so good. I might get lucky and not have anyone sitting next to me. Well, my luck changed when somebody put a red …

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Cinema

Where have the audiences gone?

Where do you see yourself? At the top of the box office? When I asked a friend if she had seen any movies recently, she said, ‘Do people even still go to the movies?’ Is there a place left for the cinema? My colleague looks back with nostalgia at the films of the 1970s. ‘Chinatown’, …

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Photography

Manhattan Beach Pier

This is a long exposure photograph I took from the beach using my new tripod. I shot it during the post-sunset twilight on a fairly cloudless January night. The exposure was around thirty seconds long, and probably ten or fifteen minutes after sunset. I was able to do this because I used a B&W Neutral …

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Cinema

I really love this animation…

…from Cinderella. Just saw the film for the first time the other night, and it was great. Here, the cat, Lucifer, goes mad with joy when he thinks he found the mouse under the teacup. It’s tiny little thing, and doesn’t even need to be there to make the scene work, but this touch makes …

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