…Risk It All

Please pardon this brief interruption to your Memorial Day. I just wanted to take a moment to send out a reminder of what today is about. (Hint: It’s not barbecues and an extended weekend) Although it may not feel like it at times, we enjoy freedoms here in the U.S. that are unfathomable in other…

…Change Lanes

The Best Picture category is starting to feel like a circus with all the elephants in the room. Our next nominee “Green Book” certainly has its fair share of metaphorical and problematic pachyderms. I won’t presume to know the filmmakers motivations regarding the film’s title, but it is a poor and provocative choice since the…

…Follow Along

There’s something deeply personal about director Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma.” That much is very clear. This semi-autobiographical film takes place in the safe and protected world of Cuarón’s childhood. There’s nothing flashy or sensational about “Roma” or its main character, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a maid for a middle class family in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of…

…Attribute

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” Not Abraham Lincoln Today we celebrate the 210th birthday of our nation’s 16th president — Abraham Lincoln. Known for his wisdom and ability to string words together in a coherent manner, it’s no surprise that he is still one…

…Mix Things Up

Holiday weeks can be a little awkward no matter what. So when the Fourth of July lands on Wednesday, it has the potential to completely disrupt your week. By claiming Wednesday as a day to celebrate it robs the other days of their purpose.

…State a Case

Tonight is President Trump’s first State of the Union address. I realize that may be hard for some to hear, but whether you like it or not, it’s reality. Will some of it make absolutely no sense? Possibly. Will some of it be outright lies? Almost certainly.