Category Archives: Guns

Living amid an “Ecology of Fear”

I recently read Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster by the late Mike Davis. It is an intriguing book that switches from whimsical to dark and foreboding at the turn of a page. In fact, the … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine

It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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How many more days must 32 die?

Last night I had the distinct honor to attend the Greater Lansing screening of Living For 32 and hear from its principal subject, Colin Goddard. If you don’t know who Colin Goddard is, he is one of the few survivors … Continue reading

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It could have been such a good action movie…

…if they had left out about half of the f-words, dropped the overly melodramatic patriotic hoopla, and didn’t need to kill everyone with shots to the head, head stabbings, and head crushing. The movie I am talking about is Olympus … Continue reading

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“Skyfall” – Best Bond flick ever?

Perhaps. Skyfall certainly will rank in the top five among many, if not most James Bond fans. Only time will tell whether it is considered the very best. Personally, I believe it could reach that threshold. Up until seeing Skyfall yesterday, my … Continue reading

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Passing through Timbuktu

Apparently, I am not the only person on the planet who is fascinated by the City of Timbuktu in western Africa. While reading the captivating book entitled To Timbuktu, by Mark Jenkins, I quickly discovered the city set aside the vast Sahara has long … Continue reading

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“Argo f#€% yourself” and then definitely see “Argo”

This blunt, but humorous phrase comes from the phenomenal new movie Argo that I saw yesterday afternoon. It stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin and recounts the amazing actual events of the Iran Hostage Crisis of … Continue reading

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“Looper” is quite a mind trip!

Saw the new science-fiction thriller, Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, and Emily Blunt, last night. The theater was fully packed for the 9:30 pm showing and the movie did not disappoint for the most part. The story … Continue reading

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No right is limitless…including gun rights

Whenever I upload a blog post with some sort of reference to gun control, even the tiniest bit, I catch some less than gentile digital flak. Today has been no exception following my post last night about assault rifles and body … Continue reading

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An assault on our intelligence

Other than to kill, injure, and/or maim other living creatures, what could possibly be the purpose of owning an assault rifle? To join the French Foreign Legion? Start an army? Run an illegal cartel? Perform in the circus? Make Swiss cheese in … Continue reading

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