The Holiday – A Holiday Favorite

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I am a dude who loves a good rom-com and “The Holiday” is indeed a holiday favorite. Nancy Meyers gives us a comedy that is romantic, complex and very contemporary. Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Rufus Sewell and the late Eli Wallach make this movie something special. When people trade where they live their lives anything can happen.

Daily Prompt: Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity around the world. Whether it be a rod and reel or a net or your bare hands people like to catch fish of all types. Some fish head for the dinner plate while others are just released. There is science and techniques required to be good at it.

It’s also a metaphor for going after customers and clients for one’s business. You have to throw out a wide net to get what you want. The thing about fishing is that you have to know what you are looking for and the water you are searching.

My grandfather took me fishing as a kid. I have done it with friends as an adult. This is a relaxing activity. Sometimes it’s not about the fish, it’s about being together.

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Rogue One, A Star Wars Story – My Take

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I saw the latest Star Wars movie last night and enjoyed it. Without giving anything away Rogue One does a great job of setting some things up for the original movies. You get some further back story into the struggle between the rebellion and the empire. New characters and some familiar favorites take you along this journey.

What is important to know is that this movie shows us new places in this universe so you get a feel for how big the world of Star Wars really is. The empire is a vast operation in a lot of locations. You can understand why it’s the rebel alliance has to fight harder and smarter. Heroes are made in the moment and you see that in this story. Felicity Jones has a wonderful performance as the central character in this story.

The movie starts off a bit slow but perhaps that is the point. It wants to show you a lot so you have to pay attention. I fully recommend you see it on the big screen. You won’t be disappointed.

May The Force be with you.

Something About Being Good

I think being good means giving grace to those who you don’t always like. It’s hard sometimes but it makes you an even better person for doing so. You might be the one person that can impact their lives for the better and everyone wins then. Now this doesn’t mean you let people walk over you, it just means offering some mercy that was once afforded you at one time in your life. Change sometimes comes from kindness shown.