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Hope For the Flowers

Hope For the Flowers

I had recently finished a great book by Sue Monk Kidd called, When the Heart Waits.  In the memoir, she chronicles her journey through a mid-life dark night of her soul. It is a really good book.

The metaphor she uses throughout is that of a caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly. She weaves beautiful prose with science with personal experience and spins a cocoon, you could say, that really touched me.

Multiple times she mentions Yellow and Stripe, two characters from a book I read once and have loved ever since called Hope for the Flowers....

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REVIEW: Minding the Gap

REVIEW: Minding the Gap

Death defying kickflips from concrete ledges. Balance bending rail grinds that will leave you breathless. One of this year’s films in the running for...

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Top Ten Movies of 2018

Top Ten Movies of 2018

This was a stacked year at the cinema! I’m not sure what’s to blame, but this has been my most challenging Top Ten list...

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Finite and Infinite Games: A Response

Finite and Infinite Games: A Response

“Rules are not valid because the Senate passed them, or because heroes once played by them, or because God pronounced them through Moses or...

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How the Grinch Stole My Heart

How the Grinch Stole My Heart

I’m not much for animated movies. Maybe I lack pure imagination, but I tend to be drawn to true stories, documentaries, interviews, etc. So,...

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REVIEW: If Beale Street Could Talk

REVIEW: If Beale Street Could Talk

“It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and...

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

“With great power comes great responsibility.”This was the line that has launched a million pop culture ships or, at least, references. It has become...

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REVIEW: Creed II

REVIEW: Creed II

The story of Creed II, the follow up to 2015’s revitalization of the Rocky franchise, really begins in 1985 when Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character,...

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REVIEW: Green Book: From Hostility to Hospitality

REVIEW: Green Book: From Hostility to Hospitality

To be honest, I did not want to go see Green Book. I was worried it might be too much like The Help, a...

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REVIEW: The Ministry of Ordinary Places

REVIEW: The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On this week’s episode of the “You’re Invited” podcast, we interviewed Shannan Martin, author of Falling Free and The Ministry of Ordinary Places. In...

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