"So many things fight and compete for our attention. If you're not fighting back, you wont have much of a choice in the life you live."
"Belief is difficult these days. It’s much easier to be a skeptic, about everything, than to say anything with certainty. Why is that? Do we have less faith than previous generations, less trust, less willingness to fall in line? Possibly. But surely it’s deeper than that..."
"In watching Pinocchio now, I'm struck by its core message..."
When the air is frozen in time, the birds must move to stay alive, smoke still rises. When sounds travel a little and die, muted by their universal grave, smoke still rises. Mountainous walls send back their rejoinder, of peace, of hard-scrabble-life, fire sustains and heat endures-- Indeed, smoke still rises.
Photo by fotografierende on Pexels.com Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is not Heath Ledger's Joker. The comparison falls short for a couple of reasons. First, Phoenix's Joker, or Arthur Fleck, is set in the late-70s, early 80s. It is true to its narrative as a prequel, and character roots study, of the later Ledger-style Joker. Jared Leto's … Continue reading JOKER, Reviewed [spoilers avoided]
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." This was supposedly said by CS Lewis. You can find the attributions to him all over the internet. Like with many oft-quoted sayings though, the attribution appears false. When I first heard the quote, I liked it somewhat. Good food for thought. But … Continue reading A quick thought on humility
"I'm very much still searching and do not claim to know the answers at all definitively. I'm no expert on any of these topics. But here are my loosely-held beliefs, thus far, at this point in my journey:"
"As abuses of power will cause the people to revolt, so abuses of interpretation will cause the facts to forsake us."
"Stand upright, O man..."
"...not because it was explicitly God-forsaken, but because it led to self-destruction. Perhaps these characteristics are one in the same."