Growing up in an environment where you are constantly being taught things in a community where you are constantly pressured to conform creates moments where one inevitably questions everything. You might question why you are in the environment in the first place, or why you follow what every other person in the environment is doing. You start wondering and coming up with answers as to how or why something is done. OR, you might even ask yourself if it is okay to question these things. Read more
Dead Poets Society
This post was written after viewing the movie, Dead Poets Society. If you do not want to spoil the movie before seeing it for yourself, it is recommended that you read this after viewing one of the best movies of all time.
Watching movies is a particular past-time that I thoroughly enjoy. Good movies, anyway. Recently, I had the opportunity to re-watch a movie that I am quite fond of – Dead Poets Society. Being one of my favorite movies, it captured all of my attention and had me thinking about it well after the credits rolled. Actually, this time, I saw a new side of the story.
As 2013 gets started, we’re honored at The Wise Guise to not only add new contributors and guest writers, but also expand the topics we cover, questions we raise, and issues discussed. Today’s post is written by one of Joseph’s best friends in law school, Parker Hancock. We hope Parker will continue to contribute to The Wise Guise. Today’s post stems from some current events that Parker and Joseph discussed in detail recently as they caught up during the first week of the new semester.
Today, silently simmering below the lead stories on firearm accessories and commemorative coins was a story about an evangelical pastor asked to give the benediction at Obama’s inauguration, who had to step down because of a fifteen-year old sermon on homosexuality. It was a tremendously hopeful story that has turned tragic. The story really starts in 1997.
Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook. **** out of 4. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and reintroducing Chris Tucker. Written and Directed by David O. Russell.
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. Clayton has commissioned me, as King of Christmas Joy, to write a good number of Christmas posts. And that is going to happen. I’d planned on starting on Friday before leaving for a few days experiencing Christmas time in New York City. While I was beginning this post, the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut happened. As I was plugged in, absorbing the news (true and false) as it rolled in, I was in no place and it was no time to post about Christmas joy during the holidays. It was one of the most tragic days I can ever remember in our country in my lifetime.