Altered States (1980)

Writer Paddy Chayefsky’s last film and unfortunately, not his best. Altered States is very entertaining and thought provoking, as well as visually trippy (given special effects in 1980). Chayefsky (Network, The Hospital), one of the top five writers in Hollywood, adapted his novel for the screen. This film was a difficult birth. The first director, … More Altered States (1980)

Same Old Jim Bakker

What’s the saying, a leopard doesn’t change his spots. Neither does a snake oil salesman. I detest spending even a minute writing about this guy. He’s a public figure and a creation of his own warped morality. He’s also a convicted felon. It is sad that anyone believes his crappola and worse than they financially … More Same Old Jim Bakker

What’s Next?

The sidewalk comes to a full stop. The path now says you must walk on unsteady earth, somewhere off the beaten trail. Or it could be the edge of the world, the end of existence, can you risk it? Do you have a choice? Midnight is the lonesome bridge between our past and the future. … More What’s Next?

By the Numbers

This is a true story.  A friend shared it with me. I changed the name. As he related the experience it seemed almost a modern fairy tale. Such a strong connection that was almost permanently severed. Two people with a single thread, can weave a relationship. Who defines what a relationship has to be? Zach would … More By the Numbers

Reducing Abortions

Abortion is a term that immediately stirs a reaction. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I do not believe anyone is truly in favor of abortion. The argument is about legal availability, and is a very complicated, supercharged and divisive issue. Since we want fewer abortions, how do we do it? What is the most … More Reducing Abortions

Never On Sunday

Some of you are old enough to remember when most businesses were closed on Sundays. Particularly in small towns, the sidewalks were still rolled up, and most streets, unless they led to a church.  I know, not everyone in America is a Christian, but these restrictions were originally developed as a result of the Christian … More Never On Sunday

Personal Tune-Up

I think everyone should periodically look in the mirror and evaluate the person they honestly see. Is this the person you want to be? Like a car or a furnace, we should get ourselves the occasional tune-up, pop the hood and look inside. To see the truth, you must be willing and able to be … More Personal Tune-Up

These Simple Truths

The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it.  Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths

The Other Truth

We live in a world where you can pick your truth and whatever “facts” support it.  No longer are we confined to information that we do not agree with or support.  Thankfully, the world now allows each of us to be right. With the help of technology, we can adapt reality.  I do not care … More The Other Truth