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“Tangerines” is beautiful

Ida, the Polish movie that won the Oscar for the best foreign film in 2014, is a more complicated movie, certainly. But Tangerines, nominated in the same year, is every bit as powerful.  Just to give you a sense of … Continue reading

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Reaping to the Very Edge

So…here’s an idea you might not have considered for a while. “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech won the Oscar for best picture in 2013.  I’m not surprised anymore.  Several weeks ago, I got a DVD with a full commentary track and I have been living inside this story ever since then.  The intricate … Continue reading

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Getting in Shape and Staying in Shape

So here are a few dumb questions.  Do you have enough fuel?  Are you tall enough?  Do you really think she cares that much about you? I have no wish to pejorate—ordinarily, I would have said “minimize” or something, but … Continue reading

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Doing What You Can

Back in the old days, before doctors were able to cure many illnesses, a big part of “medical care” was being with the patient.  Just being there says things that can’t be said otherwise, principal among them is, “You matter … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan

I come from a religious culture in which the value of the questions to be asked is assumed and the Bible is taken to be the source of the answer.  I haven’t lived in that culture for a long time, … Continue reading

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