“Sometimes the desire to be lost again, as long ago, comes over me like a vapor. With growth into adulthood, responsibilities claimed me, so many heavy coats, I didn’t choose […]
ON DEPRESSION Notes from William Styron’s “Darkness Visible” For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto […]
INTERVIEWS HAIL SPIRIT NOIR: A Blue-tinged Odyssey through Human Madness OCT 22, 2016BY ANDREAS SCHIFFMANN After the stunning 2012 debut Pneuma which turned me in a life-long fan, and the […]
UN PADRE NO TAN PADRE…is a story about family: the one we’re born into and the one we create along the way.
A wonderful story about authenticity, compassion, and the need to be needed. An important motif unfolds, showing us that people, despite life-long biases, really can learn to accept others just the way they are. And that insight, in a world where “family” too often means discordant, separate, and broken, gives us reason for hope as we journey this one wild and wonderful life.
I found myself laughing out loud, crying tears of joy as well as the sad tears of a boy whose father hurt him (and others) repeatedly. Primarily, I felt gratitude, in being among such wonderful characters in their loving, self-made home. And yes, it should be noted that we, the audience, are welcomed into this awesome, if quirky, “intentional community” in a land as gorgeous and as full of hospitality as Mexico. Being “in” a country grounded in the virtues of “Libertad, Trabajo, y Cultura” made the experience even more transforming.
Go see this movie…it will lift up your heart!
Addendum: What kind of arrogance and stupidity rants toxic venom about building ungodly walls…. and refers to human beings as “those bad hombres down there?” IMPEACH THE FOOL!
BLACK LIVES MATTER yes or no WHITE LIVES MATTER yes or no Jesus teaches ALL LIVES MATTER yes or no We Are Followers of Jesus yes or no MUSLIM LIVES […]
GRANDFATHER “For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad For all their wars are merry And all their songs are sad.” G. K. Chesterton Grandfather […]
by Jacques Brel Translated to English by Jamie J. Brunson Please don’t leave me. We can forget Everything can be forgotten Look, it’s gone already Forget the times And the […]
Are We Free? Trump is hurting ALL of us! Why are we such lemmings? There is a general impression that we live in a country […]