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He Said, She Said: Round Two

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He Said, She Said will be a weekly post brought to you by Joseph Williams and his lovely wife, Palmer. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything though… Discussing thoughts and feelings about everything under the sun, from TV and film to awards shows and life experiences, they’ll bring a unique perspective on each topic.  When they agree, consider it two thumbs up.  When they disagree, consider both sides.  But don’t write them off as …

Feeny Friday: Episode Two

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By the end of most weeks, you’ve had some successes and you’ve had some failures.  But, by Friday, you’re exhausted and often feeling at the end of your rope.  It’s at this point in time, whether it’s humility you need or some encouragement, that everyone needs a healthy dose of George Feeny.  After all, most of our lives would probably be worse off and definitely be less wise without him.  On a blog where we admit that our wisdom is limited, …

Feeny Friday: “Pilot”

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By the end of most weeks, you’ve had some successes and you’ve had some failures.  But, by Friday, you’re exhausted and often feeling at the end of your rope.  It’s at this point in time, whether it’s humility you need or some encouragement, that everyone needs a healthy dose of George Feeny.  After all, most of our lives would probably be worse off and definitely be less wise without him.  On a blog where we admit that our wisdom is limited, …

Presidents’ Day Wise Guise Style

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Happy President’s Day from The Wise Guise! Even though there are more patriotic days (The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Super Bowl Sunday to name a few), it is important that we reflect on this day of the 43 men who have served as our nation’s Chief Executive, Commander-in-Chief, and for many, the leader of the free world.  Each man helped shape our country as it is today.  But each man was simply one man, human like all of us, …

Why Survivor Is Still Relevant

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It was the summer of 2000. In the aftermath of the Clinton impeachment, George Bush was running against Al Gore for President. 9/11/2001 was over a year away. Gladiator, X-Men, Mission:Impossible 2, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Bring It On were in movie theaters. American television was on the heels of Regis Philbin asking us all who wanted to be a millionaire and bringing game shows back to American primetime television.  Then, CBS started marketing a reality show (something previously …

A Summary of Linsanity

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“[I]f you can’t look at Jeremy Lin and see why America is the greatest country in the world, well, then you don’t understand America.” – Jay Kang in Bill Simmons’ Linsanity Mailbag   I first saw the name Jeremy Lin on some tweets.  I didn’t pay much attention.  Then I found highlights from his first couple of games set to a rap song.  I was on board. Then the “flash in the pan” lasted a little bit longer.  The Knicks …