Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!!!

Wow! What a heatwave! Apparently everything is done in extremes here in the Midwestern United States concerning the weather at least. It's gone from frigid weather, to weather you wouldn't typically see until June, and it's only May 1st. It has been quite warm the past two days, although I hear it will be cooling back down later on this week thank goodness. I really don't want summer to come that fast, some spring would be lovely for a while. Work has been....difficult and busy. Yesterday I had a client who...has a lot of problems shall we say. My heart bled for him, and yet there was very little I could do except offer my support and wisdom, which are so little compared to what he really needs. Those are the times when as a therapist, you feel highly inadequate; when people who truly need help and want it, seem just out of the grasp of your ability to really help. It is quite frustrating. At any rate, President Obama and his cabinet seem to be changing the beat of their drum concerning the Syrian civil war, yet again. I have no idea what they're thinking, but hopefully someone will come up with the brilliant idea for military intervention and help those people, as it should have been done right from the beginning of the Arab Spring. President Obama made some good decisions, but in my opinion made a lot critical errors concerning places like Syria, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the Arab Emirates. To lighter matters. This weekend, or rather Saturday is International Star Wars Day!! May the 4th (May the Force be with You)! I don't know how all of you plan to celebrate this pop culture and mythological phenomenon, but I plan to watch Star Wars (a film) and do something else celebratory, although I'm not certain as to what quite yet. If you don't like Star Wars or don't know about it....Well, I have to say about that is, what a shame. I watched Lincoln tonight, and seeing it again certainly did reaffirm my believe that Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the finest actors in the world; such a brilliant performance and capture of one of America's greatest statesmen and U.S. Presidents. Steven Spielberg certainly has a talent for directing intimate dramas, and yes I know that he can do the big action budget stuff extremely well, I think he excels at the drama far more. Schindler's List, Munich, and The Color Purple to name a few. Lincoln is a spectacular film, with an excellent screenplay, excellent cinematography, and an excellent supporting cast. Watch this film, and if you have any good taste at all in film, then you are bound to fall in love with it, as I have along with many others.

Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Documentary

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