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UNBROKEN: A MOVING TALE OF FORGIVENESS, STRENGTH AND COURAGE

26 Dec

We all have greatness within us and our greatness shines through when our spirits are tested.  Louis Zamperini, is one man who under extraordinary circumstances showed remarkable greatness. Unbroken is based off the book written by Laura Hillenbrand and directed by Angelina Jolie.  It chronicles his childhood, his marathon in the Olympics and his war time service.  He passed away in 2014.

I viewed this film on Christmas Day and found it to be extremely moving but very long.

 

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Big Hero 6 and the Engineer

24 Nov

Constructing. Designing. Inventing. Thinking outside the box. These words and more describe what it means to be an engineer. From the time we begin to use our hands as children, we begin to engineer.  Aerospace, agriculture, biological,  and computer are just a handful of the 200 of engineering.[1] Without engineers, the luxuries that we overlook or  may take for granted would cease to exist. Continue reading

Gone Girl

20 Oct

If you are a fan of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, you have undoubtedly seen the David Fincher film. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as “Amazing” Amy Dunne, the film stays extremely true to the tone and nature of the novel. It doesn’t hurt that Flynn is the screenwriter. Continue reading

Orange is the New Black

14 Jul

Last month, the second season of Orange is the New Black premiered. A fan of the show, I inhaled all episodes in a two-day period. The series is about a woman, Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.[1]

Humans of New York, a Facebook page commonly known as HONY, gives us beautiful, funny, honest, and sometimes very profound glimpses into the lives of ordinary people. It currently has over 7.7 million followers, with thousands of “likes” and comments on most posts.

What does OITNB and HONY have in common? They each provide a glimpse into the lives of everyday men and women and how each of us has a story to tell.

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Unbroken: A World War II Story

4 Jul

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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