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The Crazy Wisdom of Mr. Rogers

In “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” this summer’s biographical film about Fred Rogers, he says “Love – or its absence, is all that really matters.” The sincerity and quiet strength of the man, an ordained minister who chose to express this … Continue reading

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Mystic Mountain

Tsering Dhondup, born in Lhasa, Tibet, was 10 when he and his father walked over Himalayan passes to exile in India. Recalling the experience, he says, “In order to take my mind off the dangers that lurked beneath each step of … Continue reading

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A Fake World

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allen Poe The world’s spiritual traditions tend to agree with these words Poe wrote in 1849, the year of his death. To Hindus, this world is “maya,” meaning “a … Continue reading

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Notes from 2017 – The Hollow Crown

I invite everyone to look at the magnificent productions of three of Shakespeare’s histories on PBS, on a series entitled, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. I’ll have more of to say on this in days ahead, for … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water: a movie review

Hell or High Water came out last summer. It ran only briefly in one local theater, so I finally caught it on iTunes yesterday.  I’d planed to see it since reading an editorial that claimed Hell or High Water captured … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Professor Snape

We’ve lost another British luminary to cancer at the too-young age of 69. Alan Rickman, whom Harry Potter fans remember as the tortured and acerbic Professor of Potions, is gone.  Tributes have poured into social media sites from those who … Continue reading

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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

It’s like coming home 30 years later. Minor spoilers – nothing you won’t see in other reviews. The Empire is gone, but the First Order has risen to menace those who would live free. A young woman named Rey lives as … Continue reading

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Inside Inside Out, a review of sorts

In a culture that imagines a sharp mind-body split, it isn’t surprising to see images of a smart inner being controlling our physical “machinery.” Inside Out gives us a committee at the helm. Among feature length movies, it is unique in … Continue reading

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