Tag Archives: Personal Growth

Gratitude – The Secret to Happiness

“Like most teenagers, I spent part of my teens reveling in my angst. One day, however, the thought occurred to me that being unhappy was easy – in fact, the easy way out – and that it took no courage, … Continue reading

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The Unknown Variable, the ‘X’ in Fiction

“Rough business this movie business. I may have to go back to loan sharking for a rest.” – Chili Palmer, Get Shorty – – – – – – – – It’s probably similar for most bloggers – you plan your … Continue reading

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So Much More Than Just “The Master of Suspense”

“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.” – Alfred Hitchcock – – – – – – – Saturday, the 13th … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Man

  This world lost a great man a week ago, although you wouldn’t have known about him unless you’ve read the couple of posts on this blog where I mentioned him. His name was Winfred Murphy, or ‘Pinky’ as he’s … Continue reading

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Really, Really, Really . . Good Stories

“Read. Read all the time. Read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self-respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life.” ― David McCullough – It’s a couple of weeks into the New Year and I usually take … Continue reading

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Movie: The Intern, or is it . . . The Mentor?

The movie The Intern could easily be renamed The Mentor. I had read several good things about The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. But what interested me the most was the mentoring … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: Nate O’Riley from Grisham’s The Testament

Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn’t handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter – The Testament, by John Grisham – John Grisham’s 1999 novel The Testament begins with an elderly billionaire committing suicide. Moments before … Continue reading

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