The Carol(s) of Buster Scruggs

Buster Scruggs forces us to look at ourselves and state the facts: the relationships you have, break, and start, the journey you’re on, the goals you’ve set, the places you’ve been, the home you’ve built and the plans you make have no bearing on the fact that you’re going to die. At the end of the movie, it’s like the directors chuckle as they peer into the hearts of their viewers and smugly say, “What? We’re just being honest.”

The Truth about Mr. Rogers

The documentary is shot with the same winsomeness in which the show was created, the pacing a tangible ode to the deliberate cadence of Fred Rogers. Much of the acclaimed film doubles as a remedy to the soul - each one of the Fred Rogers stories a unique band-aid for particular wounds.

Mary Karr – The Voice of God

Shout out to Caleb Gotthardt for passing on this stellar poem by Mary Karr. Enjoy. Ninety percent of what’s wrong with you     could be cured with a hot bath, says God from the bowels of the subway.     but we want magic, to win the lottery we never bought a ticket for.... Continue Reading →

Summer ‘18 Playlist

S'il vous plait, send the sweetness of these several songs swirling straight into the center of your sensorium, and savor the subsequent scintillating summer sensations sublimating inside your soul...

Corporate America Apologies and The Mirrors We Quickly Turn Away From

I want the commercials to simply be apologetic failures I can roll my eyes at rather than a mirror that reflects the apology habits that are, sadly, part of my repertoire as well. Despite wanting an honest apology from the person who has wronged me, I quickly forget the same when I’m the offender. Like Mark Zuckerberg, I fidget, word-vomit, and murmur when I’m on trial. 

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