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Last night, we watched both Hugo and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Each was, in its own way, a story about a boy losing his father and trying desperately not to let go. We enjoyed each film.

 

The latter brought tears to my eyes towards the end.    There was a little but infrequent faux foul language in Extremely, but overall it wasn’t bad.  Lots of great characters, especially the one played by Max von Sydow.  The supporting characters and their own stories made for an engrossing film.

 

What I had expected from the Hugo trailer was not what I got, though what I got was quite acceptable.  For some reason, the trailer got me thinking about a Jules Verne-like adventure with a steampunk flying craft; what it turned out to be was an automaton.  This film, too, had some great peripheral characters and subplots which blended well with the main plotline.

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The Right Stuff

Ever seen the 1983 film, The Right Stuff?  If not, you should.  The story begins the year I was born, 1947.  Ten years later, Sputnik ignited the flame which would eventually result in United States astronauts walking on the moon a mere dozen years after that. These be heroes.

Today, I watched the funeral procession of the last-in-space Space Shuttle, Discovery, on its way to its final resting place.  How much I’ve witnessed in so short a time!

Anyone seen a new breed of heroes lurking anywhere?

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As I went through the Burger King drive-thru this morning, I was wished a “Happy Easter, Pop!”  (After all, I’d gotten the senior citizen discount, so I guess he wasn’t wrong!)  At least I’m not just a number!

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Happy (indeed!) Easter!!

We Christians should see every day as Easter, since He’s alive!  Today, we celebrate that we are following in His footsteps, destined to live again and to be like Him.  While I know we can’t have one without the other, I feel more celebratory at Easter than at Christmas, which season seems to have been hijacked by the world to a greater degree.

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