The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

The Theory of Felicity Jones

It came down to Unbroken and The Theory of Everything.  Both were playing at a theater within walking distance.  Yes, A Night at the Museum 3 and the Hobbit movie … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nostalgia or quality

Though I grew up in the age of Miami Vice, Sledge Hammer! and The A-Team and Sting, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, Phil Collins, Madonna, Depeche Mode and Peter … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Books I Read This Year

When I was younger I relied on people personally recommending books to me.  This year, out of the near 60 books I read, only ten books fit that characterization:  Wild … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Homicide: Life on These Killing Streets

Homicide: Life on the Street is my favorite TV show ever.  The 1990’s show focused on homicide detectives in Baltimore, based upon actual Baltimore detectives featured in David Simon’s book … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Discussion on Race in America

Non-whites are judged daily by the color of their skin and the sound of their name.   I will never have to experience what non-whites go through.  I can ask questions … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

If you love the theater you will love Birdman

If you love the theater you will love Birdman.  This film follows the movie stars, the strivers, the Broadway successes, the camera operators, key grips, the critics, the agents and … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

The ghosts of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The ghosts of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman hang around.  I just saw A Most Wanted Man starring Hoffman and the episode from Homicide: Life on the Street featuring … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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