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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – Not Quite the Soundtrack I’ve Been Waiting For

Published May 28, 2017 - 0 Comments

If you're anything like me (and good luck to you, if you are!) then you probably didn't quite "get" the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  I distinctly remember walking out of the theatre feeling somewhat underwhelmed.  In fact I wrote a very strongly worded blog post about it, calling it "meh".  If you're up late some night because you're having trouble falling asleep, feel free to jump over and take a look-see

But one thing about me is that my opinions of these things tend to evolve over time.  While I was initially less than thrilled ​after that first viewing, I think part of it stemmed from the fact that I was comparing the movie to other Marvel franchise blockbusters and truly did not understand what Guardians was attempting to do.  After watching it a couple more times (Thank you, Netflix!) I've developed a much deeper appreciation for the ragtag group of misfits who seem to save the galaxy almost by accident.  My initial rating of meh translated to a 6.5 ... something that I now think I would easily upgrade to an 8 or 8.5.  It hasn't become my favourite movie, but it's certainly better than I gave it credit for in that review.

​And that brings us to the second instalment ...  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  Let's be clear here... Sometimes I write about movies and leave out spoilers.  Sometimes I spoil the shit out of them.  This is one of the latter.  So please... if you intend to watch this movie, please stop reading.  Maybe bookmark this page and come back to it later.  Or not.  It's up to you.

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What is 10 Years?

Published February 20, 2017 - 0 Comments

A decade. 10 years. 120 months. 3650 days. 87600 hours.

No matter how you think about it, 10 years is a significant amount of time. Enough time to meet new friends, and lose old ones. Enough time to find new love and watch it slip away again. Enough time to heal from the wounds of yesteryear.  But not to forget.  Never to forget.

I recently observed an important milestone.  To say “celebrate” would be completely inaccurate. Rather, “observed”. It came. I reflected. It went. I moved on. Every day I move on a little more.

Here’s to the next 10 years.

Trust

Published November 12, 2016 - 0 Comments

Three years ago I wrote a post titled In The Absence of Trust. You’d think that I would have learned my lesson then, but apparently not.

It’s worth repeating. Trust isn’t something that is given simply because you ask for it. It’s similar to respect. Both must be earned. There is a finite supply of both, and once you’ve used them up, it’s pretty tough to get any more.

That Damn Window Again

Published November 10, 2016 - 0 Comments

I’ve written about this subject before. I firmly believe that every new relationship has a brief window of opportunity in which to find something magical and once that window closes, it’s nearly impossible to open it again.

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Goodbye, Karla.

Published November 7, 2016 - 0 Comments

Today I said goodbye to a friend and colleague. Karla was only 50 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. You know how some people just fill a room with their smile and positive attitude? That was Karla. She didn’t complain. She laughed. She didn’t whine. She loved.

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Says Who?

Published August 29, 2016 - 0 Comments

OK, this is old news but I just can’t stop watching it.  I’m sure that there are some readers of this blog who are Donald Trump supporters, and I genuinely shake my head at you, but we live in a democracy and I think it’s important that you exercise you right to vote, even if it is for an unrepentant megalomaniac.  (Yes, I did have to look up both those words to make sure I had the spelling correct, and they were used properly)  So to those supporters I say: “Please leave a comment in the section below 😊”

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Finding My Voice Again

Published August 28, 2016 - 0 Comments
Finding my voice.

I’ve realized that we’ve passed the midway point of the year, and not much has changed around here.  In many ways I’ve been treading water, which is an ironic image because I can’t swim.  So what does that tell you?  Exactly.  And as I write this, I also remember that the new blog theme is called Voice.  I guess it was meant to be.

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There’s Someone For Everyone

Published August 8, 2016 - 0 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything in the Life category.  Hell, it’s been a little while since I’ve written anything at all here.  But the Life category tends to be moments where I turn the blog a wallowing sinkhole of self-pity.  I think I’ll trademark that.

This time will be no different.

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