Tag Archives: uncertainty

The Lighthouse Award. Or: What Does It Mean to Help People?

Dear Reader, Thanks to the brilliant Aya Walksfar (if you haven’t read her work, please do), I was recently nominated for a Lighthouse Award. Here are the guidelines: 1.) Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2.) Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. 3.) Inform your nominees of their… Continue Reading

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Crimes and Accusations: The Uncertainties, Complexities, and Relevance of the Woody Allen Case

Dear Reader, I want to do something, given the reactions, potentially stupid and talk about the Woody Allen case. I know, you have probably had enough. If you want, you can shut me off right now. There have been so many different people talking about this case—from Mia Farrow to Ronan Farrow to Dylan Farrow to Woody… Continue Reading

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11/22/63: What Does It Mean to You Now?

Dear Reader, It seems difficult to talk about November 22nd without thinking of November 22nd, 1963, and very difficult to think of November 22nd, 1963 without mentioning the John F. Kennedy assassination, and almost impossible to mention the assassination without bringing rise to the conspiracy theories. Starting right out in 1963, polls revealed that 52% of… Continue Reading

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A Video for Anyone with Dreams

Dear Reader, I have been thinking lately about Halloween and the dark things that it can conjure up in one’s mind. Specifically my mind. I do love Halloween, but all the talk about the evils of human nature and how cruel people can be towards each other has really put my mood in a dark place.… Continue Reading

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Court-Ordered Rehab: Is It Worth It?

Dear Reader, Lindsay Lohan has been on my mind recently, and not just because I have seen her on countless new stories. She has been in the spotlight recently after having completed her court-ordered 90-day rehab stay. I admit to being skeptical when I learned that Lohan was going to rehab—again. Mind you, this was… Continue Reading

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Hollywood

Dear Reader, As you may already know, in Hollywood there exists a strange stance on God. Never an industry to shy away from extremism, many non-religious films that mention God show one of two depictions: either there is a God that is sociable and able to communicate with the characters or a God that exists… Continue Reading

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Growing Up: What Does That Really Mean?

Dear Reader, I have a conflict. I am trying to grow up while not fully understanding what that term means. What is a “grown up”? And how is that different from an “attempting grown up” or a “young adult” or a “late teenager”? Growing up is somewhat like describing the color green: all who can… Continue Reading

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Recording with the Deceased: Is it Right?

Dear Reader, There is a rather great collaboration between Amy Winehouse and Nas called “Like Smoke”. If you are fans of either artist, I would advise listening to it. It only took two tries or so before it clicked with me and I could fully “hear” all of the rhythm in the song. It starts… Continue Reading

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Double-Feature Review: The Coquette Meets The Group

Dear Reader, I just read a book that confirmed something I have believed for a long time: nothing is private. This has been true for centuries, and it will continue to be true. The only time when privacy will become a virtue is when the need for privacy becomes greater than the need for gossip.… Continue Reading

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Another Year Spent

Dear Reader, Well, I suppose it is getting to the end of 2012. It has been a strange year, that’s for sure. For one thing, the world did not experience any nuclear or apocalyptic activity on December 21st. This may have been relieving or distressing depending on your expectations. Personally, I was a little miffed… Continue Reading

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