From the Twitterverse

You can follow me online at Instagram for my #dailypics, on Facebook for quips, observations and pop culture commentary and on Twitter for a little bit of everything including micropoetry and Thoughts from the Twitterverse like this below. As always, thanks for reading! — Chris K.     This is a year we can all do better, whatever that looks like to us.   I’m committed to the pursuit of happiness and believe we define and redefine that over a lifetime.   Those who want to hop on the train with me have a seat saved. Not interested? That’s fine, too.   #twitterverse (go on… click on the pic…)      ...

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Haiku for You — January 1, 2020

You can follow me online at Instagram for my #dailypics, on Facebook for quips, observations and pop culture commentary and on Twitter for a little bit of everything including micropoetry, Thoughts from the Twitterverse including Haiku for You. As always, thanks for reading! — Chris K.     Arrayed in new threads, One year arrives as one flees. What will we learn next?   #twitterverse #haikuforyou #HappyNewYears Day...

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From the Twitterverse

You can follow me online at Instagram for my #dailypics, on Facebook for quips, observations and pop culture commentary and on Twitter for a little bit of everything including micropoetry and Thoughts from the Twitterverse like this below. As always, thanks for reading! — Chris K.     Wishing everyone a beautiful new year of unexpected opportunities and second chances, love and friendship, forgiveness and kindness, and plenty of new discoveries in books, music, film and other arts.   Catch ya on the flip side.   #twitterverse     (image source, unknown)      ...

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Movie Mondays ~ Monday, December 30, 2019

This week wraps up this year’s movie viewing for me and with it, the end of my #MovieMondays feature here on the blog, so it was important to me that I went out with a bang. To do this, I picked two movies that have received quite a bit of discussion and high praise released via Netflix yet also appearing in movie theaters in order to qualify for the award season. Will one or both of these films live up to the hype? You will have to read this blog to find out. My movie review blog days are far from over. I’m simply not declaring a particular day movie review day and will not be doing full reviews of everything I see, only the ones I choose to talk in great detail about, but I’ll be sharing my movie ratings for other films seen throughout the year. As always thanks for reading this week and every week, all year long. ~ Chris K.   FILMS VIEWED WEEK OF 12/23/2019 – 12/29/2019  *click on photos to enlarge     111. The Irishman Biography, Crime, Drama (2019) Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci   I will admit from the start that I am not a die-hard Martin Scorsese fan. I do happen to love a few of his films, in particular THE DEPARTED (2006) and GOODFELLAS (1990). However, I find some of his most acclaimed early work overrated, especially TAXI DRIVER (1976) and although I appreciate the acting and the cinematography of RAGING BULL (1980), I find it taxing to sit through. But I have found as Scorsese got older, I appreciated his choices and growing confidence as a director.     So that brings me to his latest effort which has a running time of 209 minutes. I won’t lie, that fact did scare me. But just like an extra-long book, if the material is compelling, I’m not that easily scared, not if the work or the artist behind the work has a good track record or there is an incredible cast of actors to watch and enjoy.     So why did this film underwhelm me so much? I keep asking myself that this morning. I think my biggest complaint about the Irishman is...

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From the Twitterverse

You can follow me online at Instagram for my #dailypics, on Facebook for quips, observations and pop culture commentary and on Twitter for a little bit of everything including micropoetry and Thoughts from the Twitterverse like this below. As always, thanks for reading! — Chris K.     We can dwell on all we didn’t accomplish this year or we can look forward to a new year where everything is still possible.   I like the latter option. You? :)) x   #twitterverse   (art source, unknown)        ...

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From the Twitterverse

You can follow me online at Instagram for my #dailypics, on Facebook for quips, observations and pop culture commentary and on Twitter for a little bit of everything including micropoetry and Thoughts from the Twitterverse like this below. As always, thanks for reading! — Chris K.     We are not a by-product of our relationships but a quilt made with fabric from all of the people who have woven themselves into our life.   Trying to unwind the past out may be impossible but the good news: our present and future are always works in progress.     #twitterverse       (art source, Lisa Call)    ...

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