On Re-Writing & Movie
Solo In The Theater
We were the only people
in the theater when we saw Solo: A Star
recently. It wasn't a promising way for Disney to get back the quarter
of a billion dollars they sunk in the movie (plus marketing and
The movie was OK... not great... not
like Star Wars and Star Trek and Ringo Starr, but I'm not the biggest
fan of any one of them. There's good, and there's bad of each.
main problem with Solo (and Rogue One) is that Disney feels obligated
to connect every single dot
of Han Solo (or Star
Wars: A New Hope
), as if nudging and winking at
us throughout the movie to say “See
what we did there?”
Except Disney wasn't there
with us, nobody was. We were all alone. (See what I did there?!?)
made me want to write the sequel, -Spoiler
which would start out with a different guy looking
like Han Solo and being told “I've heard about you.
This guy would ask what was said about him and would be told the plot
of Solo: A Star Wars
. He would laugh and reply, “I don't know where you heard
that, but that wasn't me.
” And then a completely
different movie -- less formula, less simplified backstory -- would
Music Association: John Lennon -
Starting OverOn Re-Writing
Of Great Dissent
May 28, 2018
are times for acceptance
I remember those times vaguely
to the smartphone era
and its first presiding Twit
are times for activism
when people of all categories
vote, demonstrate, and march
without foreign influencesGod, grant me courage to change
what can change,patience and timing to change
things I cannot change now,serenity to accept what may never
change,and wisdom to know the
Reinhold Niebuhr for 2018
Music Associations: John Waite -
Change & Eric Clapton - Change The WorldLandmine Hopscotch continuesThe
May 19, 2018
yesterday's Texas school shooting, more students and teachers have been
killed by guns in U.S. schools than active duty military deaths this
year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' friends and
families. And it continues to be past time for real courage
and real leadership to stop more school
massacres from ever
Tests should be the worst things that can
happen at schools.
I'll say that again.
are the good news. Not for school shootings... no, Americans like gun
more than school children or teachers. Rats are helpful for sniffing
(HeroRats) have found thousands of unexploded, buried landmines. In
have found 1,500 buried landmines. In Mozambique, rats have found 6,693
landmines, 1,087 bombs, and 26,934 small arms and ammunitions. Gambian
Pouched Rats are also working in Angola, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and
Thailand. They can sniff out tuberculosis and poached animal
Gambian Pouched Rats are giant (up to 3
feet long) but
too light (2-3 lbs.) to set off landmines. Their pouches are in their
cheeks for food storage, like hamsters (or Tupperware).
only takes 9 months and costs $7,300. And yes, all they have to worry
about are the tests.
Music Associations: Ratt - Round
and Round & John Mayer - Waiting On The World To ChangeLandmine
May 8, 2018
are more than 100 million landmines in 68 countries around the world.
Another 100 million are stockpiled and waiting to be planted.
month 2000 innocent people are killed or maimed by landmines. About 30
to 40% of those are children.
Join the campaign to
rid the world of landmines.
Music Association: Edwin Starr -
Music Association: Three Dog
Night - Liar
Gifs of Cats and Kittens Part 1