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Perception – Sticks and Stones…

Last night I watched the 2nd episode from the 3rd season of another show that really excites and engages me – TNT’s Perception. I wrote about it a year ago as well (in a post that also went almost completely unnoticed) and its longevity has surprised me even more that of Continuum. And yet here I am, writing about it again. Hell, maybe you do have to be crazy to get it, but there’s apparently crazy enough to go around!

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Continuum – Dark Places…

The heart wants what the heart wants, right? And whether it’s for love, family, a better world, or merely to survive, we all feel the urge to fight for what we want despite the obstacles standing in our way – even when the odds against us seem impossibly high. Struggles such as that, IMHO, are perhaps the essential defining characteristic of our species – the one thing we all have in common regardless of where we come from as individuals. And when we, as individuals, look for something to inspire us – to make the odds we face seem less insurmountable somehow – there’s just nothing like a bigger-than-life tale of heroism, true or fictional, to do the trick.

The SyFy Channel series Continuum is one such tale.

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The Return Of Lawrence O’Donnell

I am not a big fan of television news. Don’t get me wrong, I do check in now and then just to check on the weather and to make sure I won’t be the last guy on earth to know the world is ending, but, as a general rule, I find the news to be just too damned depressing to watch for more than a few minutes at a time.

But there are a couple of “voices” on the news that I really like listening to, even though we may disagree on so many things. One of them is Rachel Maddow, and the other is Lawrence O’Donnell. I may avoid the heavily left-leaning MSNBC throughout the day as much as I avoid all the rest, but I try to at least check-in once or twice during at evening just to see what’s up with those two.

The thing is, though I’d been checking-in as regularly as usual, I just kept missing Mr. O’Donnell over the last couple of months somehow – that is, until last night…

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Summer Solstice Sixty-Nine…

I’ve heard it said that if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit. I’m not exactly sure which of those categories this post falls into, but I am sure that today is the first day of Summer, and that there are 69 reflections of my thoughts in this image gallery… :roll:

And Speaking of Awesome

And Speaking of Awesome…

Following up on my first post of the day… For those who missed Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s heartfelt tribute to Carl Sagan during the premiere of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Open Culture did a wonderful post that included this video and this photocopy of the amazing letter Tyson received from Sagan when he was just 17!