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Random nonsense - in 1000 Words or Less

A bi-weekly blog that will be close to, but not necessarily, 1000 words or less.

Strong female protagonists part 2 - a bi-weekly blog, in 1000 Words or Less

Recently, I watched Mad Max: Fury Road again. The movie was nominated for ten Oscars, including the coveted Best Picture award. It won six statues, ultimately losing Best Picture to Spotlight. For those who don’t know, Charlize Theron played the role of Imperator Furiosa. In a movie chock full of superb elements, her performance was so compelling it has been suggested she is the star of the show. This claim is patently invalid because the article making the argument did so within the Strong Female Protagonist framework, i.e., the movie is brilliant only because Theron is the strong female protagonist the world needs. Setting, dialogue, atmosphere, tone, music and theme are essentially unimpo

2020 is a plague, part 2 - a blog, in 1000 Words or Less

When I was a kid, I enjoyed visiting my grandparents, as all kids do. One thing that fascinated me about their home was the number of garbage cans. They had one for food waste, one for paper, one for metal and one for glass. This was long before Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and long before saving the planet and climate change became popular talking points although, change was on the wind. There were rumblings about the harms of disposable Bic pens. Grocery stores switched from brown bags to plastic, in order to Save The Trees. Four decades later, this seems an incredibly ironic change, given how plastic bags are being demonized and we’re seeing the return of paper. Anyway, for an eight-year old ki

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