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One of my favorite modern-day legal thrilers is a little-watched movie called Fracture. Despite having an all-star cast, I find that few folks I know have seen this gem. Mostly I love it for Ryan Gosling’s performance, but I won’t hesitate to admit that I love it because I think that the picture is a bit of an ode to public service. An excerpt:

You know what nobody understands about certain kinds of low paid public service work? Every now and then you get to put a fucking stake in a bad guy’s heart. 

We”re not supposed to talk about that when we visit a third grade classroom for career day and it doesn’t get you very far into a country club locker room, but it’s hard to beat when you actually get to do it.

I mean? Amen. 



This blog has never had much of a focus, but it did start by zoning in on film and televsion.

And it’s no secret that I love John Hughes’s movies.

To that end, I think I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to celebrate Harry Dean Stanton. He came to my attention when I was 11 and saw the formidable Pretty in Pink. Though the movie was not aimed at the HDS crowd, I dare say its brilliance and HDS’s award-worthy performance in it, make it one that I really hope that HDS was proud of. I still watch that movie whenever I can, see him, and think, “Holy cow. There’s an actor.”  

HDS, you will be more than missed. But thank you for sharing your gifts. I’m grateful now and I was so grateful as an 11 year old. 


After a sleepy first half (to say the least), I’m feeling p-retty good about that game, thank you very much. You? #GBvSEA

Ok, here we go . . .

I think I need to reinvent this thing.

{Major props to Mags for telling me her bookmark order. It’s making me think.}

So, to that end, let’s try this. Five things that are interesting this week that have nada to do with the White House and, as far as I can tell, aren’t storm-related. Thoughts?

  • Peter Kraus. Please discuss because I can barely handle it.
  • Aaron Rodgers. Could there be more articles written about his greatness? And, oops, Brady!
  • My kid in kindergarten. This week, Aaron asked her why she was so goofy and she said, “I’m goofy because I’m Molly.” Accurate answer, kid.
  • I saw my first rat this week as I biked to work in the pre sunrise hours. I did not enjoy any of this.

Ok. Please discuss any or all of this.


September 2017
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A girl and her dog. 
#love #yinyang How many pictures of a sleeping kid is too many? 😬 It’s just that they’re so calming to me. And her hands just kill me. Which seems contradictory now that I write that. #letmerethinkthis Watching horses who are watching kids who are changing the 🌎 #nationalwalkoutday #madison #madisonwi She’s hates color, pattern, and picking out her own clothes. #kidding #myheart #inspired #miniboden #catandjack #tryingtodistractmyselfforonesecondfrom #pa18 This. Sleeping like this. “Minions 3,” as she calls it, won the family Friday film night election and then left her zonked out. (I voted for #nattygann). Public service announcement: don’t see a movie with this one if she’s already seen it. She reveals every spoiler. And then some. #minions #despicableme3 #familymovienight

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