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Film

TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude – YouTube

This is clip is what Pockets of Sunshine is all about. It embodies the idea of living in the moment and appreciating all that life has to offer. I hope to start my days this week watching this to get my head set, open, and awake to possibilities. Continue reading »

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Crucial Film for Young Women and Girls

Something happens to girls when they hit puberty, if not sooner. The day they realize that they are an object and their value is directly tied to their appearance is the day the self loathing and self punishment begins: dieting, over exercise, a hyper focus on altering their veneer. I don’t see this with young … Continue reading »

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‘The Help’ Helped Me Read Fiction Again

I’ve now read the book and I’ve seen the movie. While the film was excellent on it’s own, great acting by all of the leads, it didn’t have the intensity and raw fear expressed in the book. Continue reading »

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Disney Promotes Blond Favoritism

We were out buying a birthday present for one of my toddler’s friends and on the way to our car we got caught in a torrential downpour. In under 30 seconds we were completely soaked. After buckling us both in I headed for home. While stopped at a traffic light I caught Sienna’s face in the rear view mirror and she said, “Mommyyyyyyy! Now I look like you. My hair is BLACK!!” Not at all trying to hide her disdain. Continue reading »

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Surviving Miscarriage: the Hormones

I haven’t posted in nearly a month. When I look for reasons the most obvious is the fact that I’ve been dealing with both the side effects of a miscarriage while simultaneously juggling numerous “life events”. As my mother always said, “When it rains, it pours.” And life is proving that little nugget to be … Continue reading »

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EAT THE SUN – A film about Sun Gazing

Solar Gazing phenomenon. During my last eye exam I discussed this film and the notion that people were purposely gazing at the sun for “health benefits”. I haven’t seen the film yet and I’m not questioning said benefits. However, my eye doctor did caution me that gazing at the sun this way can cause “solar retinopathy”. So, keep that in mind if you’re inclined to try this out. Continue reading »

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Bill Cunningham New York

The Sky Could’ve been Falling. I didn’t care. It’s the weekend before Mother’s day, and I’ve been working crazy hours with some crazy drama. I knew I needed a break before heading into weekend #3 of entertaining and family. The sun was shining, work problems were mostly solved, and, the cherry on top: I was … Continue reading »

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‘September Issue’ Director to Adapt ‘Fabulous Nobodies’ Novel Next « FirstShowing.net

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Exit Through the Gift Shop. Wow.

I’ve been trying to see myself as a filmmaker and really live the life and ingest as many film related things as possible. I do well when I flood my system this way. This has meant working with video, editing, listening to film podcasts like “Film Threat“, reading about films, following news about filmmaking and, … Continue reading »

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Who’s Giving up Twitter or Facebook for Lent?

I’m not Catholic. But given what I’ve seen in the twitterverse I may observe the Lenten period. People are actually giving up Twitter and Facebook for Lent! That’s 40 whole days without it. Cold turkey for 40 days…that’s enough to break a crack addiction. They say it only takes 21 days to break a habit … Continue reading »

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