Five Things Movie Makers Should Just Stop
If you watch a lot of movies, and I do, you know that there are trends over time in how movies are made. Studios, directors, writers, designers - all fall victim to the tendency to look around and see what other people are doing, and then copy it. Occasionally this is a good thing, more often it just leads to lazy movie making. And every now and then, it's downright ridiculous.
My hair really is clean
Dear Mom. It's weird the things that stay with you over time. I clearly remember announcing to the carpool full of little girls you were driving to kindergarten one day that MY nickname was "Dammit, Char!" I don't remember at all the bright red face you tell me you had right after I said that.
The First Crocus
My baby sister and I sat inside a ring of stones that had been placed around a dogwood tree in our yard, looking at some of the first crocuses of the year. This was the first house my parents bought, with a big yard that my mother was eager to landscape. My mom loved bulb flowers, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and anything else that looked colorful on the packages lining the garden center shelves. But crocus were her favorite. Tiny little explorers braving the cold and snow, sacrificing their petals young so that bigger, bolder flowers could follow.
The Truth About Journaling
Ever been so angry that you can't do anything but kind of scream and growl? And then a few seconds later the tears come. Or maybe a family member did something that hurt you and all you could think to do was slam the door and yell ugly things on your way out.