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Wormwood and Not Letting Go

Wormwood and Not Letting Go

Netflix just released a six-part documentary by the estimable Errol Morris called Wormwood. It’s been critically acclaimed, justifiably I think, though I thought at one point that it may have been an episode too long. But, I’ve changed my mind on that, for reasons...
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I don’t normally do this but, here goes, it is indisputable that Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is the greatest movie ever made about Thanksgiving. I usually invite discussion, even dissension, but not here. It is, subject closed. Planes, Trains, and...
Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

A friend of mine is doing some research for a novel that will take place during World War II. He’s reading Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy about the US Army against Germany while listening while he runs to Ian Toll’s history of the War...
Rick & Morty, Therapy, & Codependency

Rick & Morty, Therapy, & Codependency

It took a cartoon – albeit, a funny, wicked, insane cartoon – on Adult Swim to bring home the type of client I don’t quite get. It’s a type familiar to most of us. They are separated – in word if not in fact – and definitely going...
Unintended Connections

Unintended Connections

This just hit me. But, it’s little complicated, so bear with me for a minute or three. I just ran across a reference to an old PBS show, Connections. That set off bells. That show was … amazing. Hosted by a British Historian named James Burke, it was so indelibly...