This is something that a fellow blogger whom I follow wrote. I thought it was especially relevant to me, given what’s going on – both with my relationship with The Kid and the recent passing of The Old Man.
I didn’t feel “the hole” with The Old Man; rather, I want to be sure that The Kid never feels it with me.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this stuff lately. This felt kind of timely, with the new year approaching…
I feel like a few of these mistakes delve too much into stereotypes, but most of them are pretty much true.
For a long time, I looked to articles like this one for affirmation in my decision to divorce. These days, I see articles like this, mentally check everything on the list and wonder to myself “how did my marriage even last as long as it did?”
One of my personal favorites…
I saw this the other day and felt like sharing it. While I may not agree with one hundred percent of everything written herein – particularly the “only you can fuck it up” – it does a pretty good job of summing up most of my feelings on love and relationships, particularly from the male point of view…
A decent read, and good advice for all the divorced; though it doesn’t say much about those of us who are out-of-state dads.
One of The Auteur’s Facebook friends challenged another friend to list their 15 most influential movies. I’m posting about this on my alter-ego Facebook page, but I decided to take the opportunity to expand on said list. Challenge accepted. So here are my 15 most influential movies…
Star Wars – my first true movie-love. Star Wars taught me how to dream.
Rocky (Any of them, or all of them) – The ultimate underdog story of our time. Any, or all of the Rocky movies will suffice.
The Matrix (the first one only) – In addition to being the most influential sci-fi movie of the last 25 years, this movie reminds me that the only limits are one’s imagination. There is no spoon, indeed…
Napoleon Dynamite – another underdog story. A surprisingly powerful story about love, family, friendships and perseverance.
Dead Poet’s Society – The movie that really made me fall in love with English Literature and made me want to be a teacher.
Silver Linings Playbook – A story about a less-than-perfect guy trying to rebuild his life. ‘Nuff said.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Before the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, no other movie had done as good of a job of transporting me to another world since Star Wars. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
Swingers – another great guy movie. This one taught me that sometimes you are are money, even if you don’t know it.
Singles – A movie that captured a great moment in time: the Seattle musical movement of the early 1990s and a series of great inter-connected love stories.
Pulp Fiction – By far, the most influential American movie, of any genre, of the last 30 years. Timeless and yet so relevant.
Finding Nemo – A modern day version of The Odyssey, and a great father-son story about a father who takes on an a nearly-impossible task of finding his son; and becomes a man along the way. I don’t care what anyone says, Finding Nemo is Marlin’s story. Period.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – another movie that really capture a moment in time for me. It follows the real calendar by which young Americans live…the academic school-year calendar.
Field of Dreams – A man who go to any lengths to answer his inner calling. A true father and son story, and it revolves around baseball.
Superman: The Movie – Yes, I’m a Batman guy, but this is still, the stick by which all other superhero movies are measured.
There’s my 15. Thoughts…?