independence day /


July 1, 2012


Okay, we’ve made it through our inaugural theme of Summer and we’re taking the whole month of July to celebrate various acts of Independence and the necessity of Freedom. Almost everyone has to struggle with how to declare their own independence and what that means to them. When we are children, we have to listen to and adhere to what our parents/elders tell us but eventually we learn to discover the world for ourselves and decide how we want to live our life. There are so many examples of freedom and acts of independence for us to draw from. Here in the United States, the 4th of July is right around the corner, which signals the birth of our country as an independent nation free from the rule of England...


June 15, 2012


Ahh, what would summertime be without some stuff getting blown the hell up? It’s that time of year where Hollywood unleashes their arsenal of supercool and over-the-top movies. Funded by big budgets and even bigger action sequences, rest assured that the summer movie blockbuster has become a touchstone in our pop culture. From Memorial Day onward, every weekend is filled with a newer, bigger movie that Hollywood execs hope keep you entertained…at least, long enough to collect your money. What makes the summertime blockbuster so important is that we’re usually looking to be enthralled and swept away at the movies and what better way than to be wrapped up in an over-the-top, BIG budget, high stakes film. And, even though we know that there’s a formula to most of these...