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Becoming Sons And Daughters | Reflections

December 16, 2016

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Becoming Sons and Daughters [2012] Plot summary from IMDb: Every major social problem that plagues our nation today can be traced back to one root cause: Fatherlessness. For instance, 71% of pregnant teenagers live in a fatherless home. Additionally, 85% of young men in prison grew up without a dad. They are not stats, they […]

The White Helmets | Reflections & Quotes

September 23, 2016

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Netflix Documentary, 2016. In the White Helmets, we have a motto. “To save a life is to save all of humanity.” It’s hard to put into words the depth of emotion that I felt watching this. There’s the mere destruction, which is unbelievable. Just how much damage that has been done to Syria is staggering. […]

I Am Not Your Guru | Reflections

September 8, 2016

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I Am Not Your Guru. Netflix Documentary (2016). There is perhaps nothing as captivating and mysterious as what influences human emotion and behavior. There is also perhaps nothing that attracts more criticism–as reported by this Newsweek article–than those who claim to hold the secrets of that influence. The greater the master, the larger the, well, […]

Between the World and Me | Notes & Reflections

July 7, 2016

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Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (152 pages) NYTimes.com Review, Slate.com Review by Jack Hamilton. —via— It is hard to articulate my feelings while reading this book. At moments I recall feeling such as this, this is why there is writing, authorship, publication, and reading; to evoke truth in language […]

TED | Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

March 5, 2016

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This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to me was a high school student, a teenager, and she came from a really poor […]

Freakonomics, The Movie | Review & Quotes

March 4, 2016

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Freakonomics. Magnolia Pictures, 2010. Review When I read the book several years ago, a whole new world opened up to me. It was an experience of feeling like scales had fallen from my eyes and I could see things that weren’t previously visible. That experience has faded over the years, and so I was thrilled […]

Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance | Review

September 6, 2015

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“All that I have behind me is, smoke, death, desolation, and damnation.” Aside from the low production quality, and some bad acting in the film, this voyeuristic view into the life and mind of Panzram is fascinating, even if it is disturbing and haunting. The great question that one wrestles with is how much we, […]