Monthly Archives: May 2014

On the Edge (Spoilers!)

I saved this one until last. I highly recommend this movie, but it is hard to get. It’s available as a DVD through Netflix. For about a million dollars, you can buy a copy on Amazon. So, if you’ve seen … Continue reading

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On the Edge (Junkyards: Like father like son)

Wes’s father lives in a junkyard, and there couldn’t be anything more rich with similes. Wes’s “desert” (the old dredging ship he is renting) and his father’s house are virtually the same thing. There’s useless looking junk spread all over … Continue reading

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Corporate Challenge 2014 – 1:32:31

I ran a half on May 17, 2014, for Corporate Challenge, in 1:32:31, which I am very happy about. First, I had a lot of fun. (Screaming out the chorus to “Teen Spirit” at about mile 9: “I feel stupid … Continue reading

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On the Edge (Desert and Rocks)

In On the Edge, Wes rents a partially sunk, nearly abandoned dredging boat to live in while he trains. One of the scenes shows him cleaning it up. If memory serves, he plumbs his own tub and puts it in … Continue reading

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On the Edge (Elmo, the Coach)

In On the Edge, Wes approaches his old coach, Elmo, and tells him, frankly and directly, “I want to win the Cielo-Sea.” Wes says, “I want you to coach me – like you did 20 years ago.” Elmo agrees, but … Continue reading

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On the Edge (Make a Plan)

I watched On the Edge after reading the Runner’s World article on Bruce Dern, http://www.runnersworld.com/celebrity-runners/a-running-conversation-with-bruce-dern. The first paragraph includes this “Between auditions and bit roles, [Bruce Dern would] run the California missions, which are spaced about 30 miles apart, or … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa

“When did you lose interest in your own story?” was the question that came from the pulpit a few weeks ago. For me, I am passionately (and comically) interested in my own story: my ups and downs, triumphs, loses, and … Continue reading

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