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Are You an Empath?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In 1983, I watched a video tape of Blade Runner. I was knocked out by the visionary feel that was presented in this film. What I hadn’t realized at the time was that it … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of God?

In the second half of the 20th Century, we began to exam the ‘dark side of life’ (Richard Rohr). Having gone through two World Wars in the space of two generations, we needed to understand man’s inhumanity to his fellow … Continue reading

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Dead Men Tell No Tales

  I wasn’t sure how I would feel about seeing yet another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. So it was a pleasant surprise when I saw a 3D version of Dead Men Tell No Tales, yesterday. Search for Father The … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Oz in Space?

I saw a gif the other day on Facebook which showed a short clip of Han, Chewy, Leia and C3PO in the woods (obviously from The Empire Strikes Back), followed by a shot of the four main characters from The … Continue reading

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A Prodigal Son?

Is Saroo Brierley’s story “Lion” a modern parable? The Storyline In 1986, Saroo, a five year old, lives with his elder brother Guddu, his mother and his younger sister in Khandwa, India. Guddu and Saroo steal coal from freight trains … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy

It took 30 years for a sequel to follow the original Tron movie, and in the meantime, computer graphics and games have advanced beyond all comparison to those early days. The Storyline In 1989, seven years after the events of … Continue reading

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Thanks to Christopher

In 1961, at the tender age of 11, I drew a portrait of Charlton Heston in pencil, and he sent me the above-noted photograph, personally signed. The sketch is as shown here: The original print and El Cid photo are … Continue reading

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