When I think of intense sports rivalries such as the Super Bowl or the Olympics or the Stanley Cup, the moments that settle into my heart are not those of the winners holding medals or fabricated prizes high over their heads, but rather of the instances of humanity shared in brief encounters of forgotten competition.
Archives for August 2013
Our dogs can be pretty demanding. Our efforts to just get them to leave us alone and stop nagging might seem to work at the time but they may be working against us. Do we actually create the demanding dogs that drive us crazy?
Director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella’s rendering of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel is at once a thoughtful character study, a faithful period piece, a subtle cautionary tale, a paean to the beauty of Italy, and an entertaining thriller. Mr. Minghella usually spends three to four years working on a film; The Talented Mr. Ripley feels like a life’s work.
Have you ever had that feeling, that sinking feeling that you forgot something important but can’t quite pin the tail on the donkey? That you are somehow blindfolded to your own omissions but everyone around you on public transit seems to have X-ray vision? Well, imagine how Earth feels when she has a wardrobe malfunction…Oh that sinking feeling.
Every culture and tradition has its version of creation stories. According to my tradition, the Ojibwe, the universe was created by Kichi-Manitous with the express purpose of the ability to vision, to dream all that was possible – of manifesting everything we know and those unseen things and then birth it into being.
On futuristic Earth twin siblings escape to the big city seeking the truth about their mother’s death only to fall prey to a web of treachery, lies, and deceit.
Tasmania is not only a beautiful state in which to travel; every now and then you can stumble across places, events and snippets of history which are, well, just a little “different”. And you often don’t have to travel far to find examples of the island state’s unique character.
Moose have a way of popping up where they are least expected, especially in the Canadian province of Newfoundland which is home to about 150,000 of this huge member of the deer family. While observing one of Newfoundland’s most fascinating animals, follow a few of these safety tips.
Have you ever lost a loved one? War, disease, pure accident. They all occur every day. Any veteran of life can tell you that, with a hard edge to their eyes that whispers, “I’ve been there.” But what about that nagging ache inside us to exact some form of…balance, or perhaps even justice?
Are you following your own unique path? Or are you living a life built on someone else’s expectations? We all have dreams, goals and passions but sometimes they become so blurred by the expectations of society and others around us that we might wonder how we came to the point we find ourselves at.