Retirement years can be comfortable. With sufficient finances and no longer tied down to a regular work schedule, I have been able to do what I love doing: daily hikes, watching movies and baseball at leisure, performing volunteer docent service at the incredible Musical Instrument Museum, and traveling to numerous exotic and adventurous locations around the…Continue
Based on sleezy stockbroker Jordan Belfort's memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street graphically illustrates American excess. Martin Scorsese crams of over the top sex, drugs, and money scamming into a three hour tour of an American Caligula (Leonardo DiCaprio's comparison). Stylistically similar to the final thirty minutes of…Continue
Ten years have passed since Yossi (Ohad Knoller) kissed his dying lover in Etyan Fox's Yossi and Jagger, and this appropriately named sequel follows up on the surviving protagonist most realistically. Fox's original gay romance stands up as a very good film; this sequel is even stronger. It relies far less on developing a romance than it does…Continue
Back from Nepal now nearly two weeks yet feeling a yearning to return, I was checking some Facebook posts one streaming newsfeed caught my attention. It referenced icons Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Gandhi and their success--referencing how their focus on their personal gifts and using them to advantage.
Unique gifts that profoundly changed the world.