Daily Archives: March 25, 2015

The Critics Were Wrong (Maybe)- Crossroads (2002)

Your late teens and early 20’s is a very interesting time in life. You are an adult, but you are barely an adult. Your childhood is only a few years behind you.

The 2002 movie, Crossroads is about that periodĀ  in our lives.

Lucy (Britney Spears), Kit (Zoe Saldana) and Mimi (Taryn Manning) have been best friends for years. The night of high school graduation, Lucy reveals that she is going to Los Angeles to audition for a record company. Kit and Mimi decide to go with her, against the wishes of Lucy’s father Pete (Dan Aykroyd). On the road to Los Angeles, they meet Ben (Anson Mount).

I saw this movie during it’s original theatrical run. I thought that the time, that it was not a bad movie, as I was around the age of the characters.

Were the critics wrong? No. This movie is just plain bad.

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The Hardest Thing To Do Is To Be Yourself

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we attend to it, than any other person can be- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

This above all: to thine own self be true/ And it must follow, as the night the day/ Thou canst not then be false to any man/Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!-William Shakespeare- Hamlet

The hardest thing in life that we can ever is tell ourselves and our loves ones the truth of who we are. Even if that truth contradicts everything we have been taught is right and proper.

Tom Sosnik is a 13 year old boy who did a very brave thing. He announced to his classmates and to the world via youtube that he is trans-sexual.

I wish many of us had the courage of this young boy. Perhaps this world of ours would be in a better place.

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Thank You and Happy Birthday

Today is the 81st Birthday of the second generation feminist leader Gloria Steinem. Without her, our world would be dramatically different. Happy Birthday and Thank you a million times over.

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