Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

It was November 2015 and I was watching the newest episode of The Walking Dead. (Yes, I’m admitting that I’ve watched the show since it began in 2010.) I could do with less gore, but the psychology of survival and what actions those involved choose to preserve it has always been an ingenious signature of … More Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies

I was twelve when the original The Poseidon Adventure movie was released in 1972. Although I was mesmerized by the man falling into the gigantic stained-glass skylight as the boat turned upside-down, it was the giant wave itself that permanently imprinted on me. Whether real or on-screen, the raw, indisputable power of water rising up … More Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies

My Love for Space

Space. The final frontier. I may not have been a huge fan of the television show Star Trek (although those teleporting beams were pretty cool) but I have always been a fan of space. The stars. I’ve watched just about every space movie ever filmed from 2001: A Space Odyssey “Open the pod bay doors … More My Love for Space

Reaching Out One Last Time – The Surprise Gift

I remain in a funny place after returning from Ann’s service in Minneapolis. Ann was my mother Ginny’s oldest friend who had recently passed. (Here is a link to that story. In an unexpected development, this is Part 2.) As I had mentioned, the service and weekend spent with her family had held many emotional … More Reaching Out One Last Time – The Surprise Gift