Alita: Battle Angel - Movie Review

I went into this film completely blind. No foreknowledge of the subject matter. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure anyone has quite seen a movie like Alita: Battle Angel. A blurred the edge between computer graphics and live action at the atomic level.

Movie Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Fred Rogers knew that not only could children understand the world at emotionally high levels, but that the majority of children didn’t trust the adults around them. The reason being that adults didn’t respect children as individuals and furthermore that they didn’t respect childhood itself.

Movie Review: Bumblebee

I went to see Bumblebee on Christmas Day and it was pretty much the worst decision I could have made that day. Which is saying a lot come holiday time. I can’t believe I’m about to type these words. I liked Aquaman better than Bumblebee.

Movie Review - Mary Poppins Returns

There was a full opening credits sequence which... shocked me. For a second I thought I’d gone narcoleptic and slept through the film. It’s nostalgic in a way that upon retrospect puts you in the mindset for this kind of film…

Bumps in the Road

I haven’t written here in a while, and that wasn’t intentional. For a while there I was on a good clip. I woke up early every morning, ate well, I exercised, I was creative in a variety of ways, I plugged away at my novel. I worked my day job, I paid my rent. Tending my own fire.

I went somewhere - A Poem

I went somewhere, today, in meditation, that I wasn't trying to go. But I got there, I let go, let it happen. It was like the Divine blade came and sliced open the veil. And in the darkness, between myself and the Beloved, there was unimaginable luminance and color beyond description.

There is no spoon. Or why we don't hold our breath in meditation

Meditation is marketed as a way to enlightenment, peace, harmony, etc. That old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions, applies here. Like many people, I often seek answers from an expert, a guru, or more recently, the crowd. I feel that as long as I do, there will be those to sell me snake oil. In the east, it's to teach us to figure it out through lived experience. In the west, it's often capitalistically motivated. Hot yoga anyone?