Gardening 101

*Note: This was a post that I had meant to write months ago, immediately after the summer gardening season, but I never got around to it. So now, it’s a memorial to one of the most hard-working people that I have ever known. 

This is for you, John “Jack” Caruso.

In my youth, my Father spent lots of time tending to our personal garden over the summer months in Northern Maine. My brother and I were however too lazy to help in any discernible way, and to subsequently learn a life lesson about hard work and dedication in the process. We sure did enjoy eating the fruits of his labor though!

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My Cancer Story Ch. 39 “Preparing for the Best”

Chapter 39: “Preparing for the Best” 

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Mom recovered nicely from her surgery, and somehow, she was a fan of the food (maybe I’m still quite picky after all). February progressed without so much as a medical whimper, but with my past experiences, I was ready for the absolute worst. What was to befall me in my last weeks in Medical care; Crohn’s Disease? Chlamydia? A prolapsed anus?

…Maybe I should slow down on these guesses… Cannot afford to tempt fate at this junction.

Instead, I focused on what was to come after treatment. As much as I always knew I would come out of this relatively unscathed, I hadn’t thought of my future, post-treatment. I devoted so much of my own mental energy to healing, that the thought had rarely crossed my mind.

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43- Green Ridge Animals

The guys discuss the films featuring powerful performances. First, the newest Amy Adams/ Jake Gyllenhaal film: Nocturnal Animals. Then Tim orates on Hacksaw Ridge, and finally, Jamie talks the communal movie, Green Room.

Alex– Nocturnal Animals (Starts at 00:00)

Tim– Hacksaw Ridge (11:03)

Jamie– Green Room (17:41) 

#52PickUp– Small Soldiers (25:58)

 

Then we go on a few tangents!

 (SPOILERS AHEAD except for Hacksaw Ridge)

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

My Top Ten Films of 2016

It’s that time of year again (or rather it’s long overdue)! Where I take my favorite films of the year, and arbitrarily order them to my liking for all of you to read. I’m quite needy, right? Not only that, but they’re never as easy as one might expect them to be, and 2016 was no exception.

Once again, like the Top 15 of 2015, this list is a collection derived from both the caliber of the films and how they impacted me on a personal level.

We Need Movies video with elaboration and additional points here!

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42- The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

We talk the best and worst films of 2016! The lists will surprise you!!! CLICKBAIT….

 

They’re interesting in a lot of ways, but nothing INSANELY different. You’ll hear it.

 

Speaking of hearing, see if you can pinpoint when we realize that we need to pick up the pace… 

Worst of 2016 (Starts at 00:00)

Best of 2016 (14:24) 

#52PickUp– Cool Runnings (37:07)

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See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

My Cancer Story Ch. 37 “Pure Boredom”

Chapter 37: “Pure Boredom” 

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There’s a saying about boredom: “There is no such thing as boredom, only boring people.”

 

Having spent years in a small town, designing ways in which to pass the time, I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. To be bored is to be without an idea of something achievable that excites you. Sure, I suppose that real boredom can happen sometimes, but other times it’s a realization that the thing you chose to do wasn’t what you wanted. You do something that you initially thought you desired, like watch a TV show, but then soon after, realize you’re bored with the show.

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