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Friday Musings: Joyful Measures

Friday Musings: Joyful Measures

Back in February I wrote a post about working through painful situations and how much we learn and gain from the process. This was certainly not an original idea on my part since there are a multitude of self-help books that are dedicated entirely to the subject, and I must receive at least three emails a week that also focus on it specifically. The fact that pain is a powerful teacher is something that most of us have experienced firsthand at one time or another. It certainly does help us to see our own limitations,

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Music and Cocktails: One Last Chance to Make It Real

Music and Cocktails: One Last Chance to Make It Real

When Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run¬†was released, I was just beginning my freshman year of high school. I can remember listening to “Thunder Road” for the very first time and thinking “Who IS this guy??” I went on to fall in love with the entire album, and with Bruce himself, claiming him as my own along with all my friends, even though we were from South Jersey and not North, but it’s because that’s exactly what Bruce does. He unifies people in a way that few other artists can, and continues to tap into

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Movie Bars: Bloody Bateman

Movie Bars: Bloody Bateman

It is certainly a true statement to say that American Psycho, released in 2000 and directed by Mary Harron, is a bizarre and disturbing movie. It tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street investment banker impeccably played by Christian Bale, who has a penchant for expensive wine, fine dining, Valentino suits, and murdering people in the most bloody and violent ways possible. The film is set in 1987 when the hedonistic world of Wall Street was at its pinnacle. Although there are bar scenes

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Music and Cocktails: Who Would You Rather Be?

Music and Cocktails: Who Would You Rather Be?

About half the music that I listen to comes from artists that I’ve known since forever and have loved for years. The other half is much newer and comes from songs that my kids recommended that I’ve grown to enjoy and love just as much. They will tell you that I influenced their interests when they were young and helped them gain a solid sense of appreciation for what music could bring to their lives, and now they continue to do the same for me. It’s a true statement on both counts. A few years back, my

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Movie Bars: You’re My Exception

Movie Bars: You’re My Exception

I’m going to guess that the movie He’s Just Not That Into You doesn’t need much in the way of an introduction. It’s a fairly huge hit from 2009 that grossed $181 million at box offices worldwide. I know that when I happen to see it playing while channel surfing I cannot resist watching it, even if just for a few minutes. My favorite storyline is the one between Beth (Jennifer Aniston) and Neil (Ben Affleck) because who cannot love his marriage proposal at the end, but I confess to finding the absolute

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