Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)

Movie: “Knives Out.” Outstanding. Little faith in director Rian Johnson after horrible “Last Jedi” movie. Yeah. I know. Fashionable to say it’s the best “Star Wars” movie. Highbrows say “Last Jedi” inverts the premise, tries new things. Shows the flaws in characters. Other film school babble. I say nobody goes to a “Star Wars” movieContinue reading “Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)”

Untitled post about swollen legs, angst and ‘Rick and Morty;’ Also probably another Mr. Rogers reference just because

Sunday, swollen Sunday. Woke up. Legs looked like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. Water retention at maximum. WTF? Feet hurt. Short of breath. Struggled. Sigh. Got up. Put on pro football. Lord the Chicago Bears are hard to watch. Even when they win, it feels like they lost. Cowboys at Patriots. Love Tom Brady justContinue reading “Untitled post about swollen legs, angst and ‘Rick and Morty;’ Also probably another Mr. Rogers reference just because”

Go see ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ at once

Mister Rogers movie: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” See it. At once. Stop. Read no further. Go. I promise you whatever burdens you carry will be easier to bear once you see this film. This is not a movie about being kind. This is a movie about the power of kindness. The effort ofContinue reading “Go see ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ at once”

In The Still Of The Man

Stillness. Underrated personality trait. Under-appreciated state of being. I lack it. Nervous energy courses through me. Mind runs. Mind races. Mind slides out of control and crashes. Take pills for that. Dad 2.0 has stillness. Calm. Warm. Present. Listens. Observes. Thinks. Fly fishes. Mr. Rogers has stillness. Watch him watch a kid on YouTube. NoContinue reading “In The Still Of The Man”

The Perils of a Comfy Chair

Sunday, quiet Sunday. Inertia dominates. Text comes in. Pills ready. Drug store closes at 6 p.m. Message hits about 3. I should go. Yet … chair comfy. Football entertains. Naps tempt. Really. Should. Go. Zzz. 4 p.m. Vikings beat Broncos. Comeback win. Patriots at Eagles. Like Patriots. Everybody hates Tom Brady. So I love him.Continue reading “The Perils of a Comfy Chair”

Is this how two old friends are supposed to watch a football game together?

Oklahoma. Never been there. Still. Root for Sooners football. Why? Contrarianism. Lived in Nebraska. Cheered for Hawkeyes and Cyclones. Same when I lived in Missouri. Home to Iowa? Too much Cy-Hawk. That’s me. I am not an evangelist. Like what you like. You don’t need me to like it for you to enjoy it. Sooners.Continue reading “Is this how two old friends are supposed to watch a football game together?”

I hate the ski machine (and other topics)

Head on the floor. Eyes stare up at the LED lights hung from ceiling. Sweat pools beneath body on rubbery gym floor. Workout over. Legs tremble. Breath rapid. Shoulders burn. Back sore. Heels ache. It feels … great. Gym Day 3. Progress. Squatted to the 18-inch box instead of the 20. “See, you haven’t lostContinue reading “I hate the ski machine (and other topics)”

Death by flurries

Natalie and 10,000 Maniacs play in the speakers. Many spins this CD has spun through the years in my collection. Natalie Merchant. Such a beautiful voice. Her lyrics land like lullabies, fall softly on the soul like snowflakes outside my window. Love female voices. Emmylou Harris. Aimee Mann. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Dolly Parton. LocalContinue reading “Death by flurries”

Anger is vomit

So. Recovery. Quiet Friday. Finished a Veterans Day story. Finished a story on Jean Seberg, a favorite topic. Seberg. Tragic story. Never trust the government with unlimited power. Ever. Veterans story is on women who served in three different generations. Proud of it. Got huge assist from Iowa Veterans Perspective. Run by a dynamo namedContinue reading “Anger is vomit”

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