Adventures in Perfectville: Part Three


It was billed as a tour of Biblical Art in the San Diego Art Museum. Not so much! They had almost no Biblical art (one half statue of a Pharaoh hardly counts). They did have some Renaissance and Baroque Christian themed art, and some Hindu and Buddhist art objects, but alas no Biblical art. False advertizing, but oh well. I should have realized something was likely amiss when the program book said a 'decent led tour of Biblical art' when it was supposed to say a docent led tour.....' When … [Read more...]

Witherington and Halcomb— The Bible and Ethics … [Read more...]

The Bear Facts about Paddington wonders why in the world it took so long for Michael Bond's wonderful Paddington Bear to come to the silver screen, especially in an age when kids movies often bring in the most money (see e.g. the Lego movie etc.). Whatever the reason is, it was worth the wait. This one hour 35 minute rendering of the basic initial story about Paddington is simply 'top drawer' as the Brits would say. It leaves one clamoring for more, actually. The film … [Read more...]

Adventures in Perfectville: Part Two


When you live by the ocean, and you have perfect weather, it goes to your head. I have the proof..... here are some San Diego Charger fans at the game against the Rams.....All that Beach Boys music and perfect sunshine has intriguing effects, though it turns our the Beach Boys were not entirely truthful. While the beaches of Socal are alright, the water is consistently cold up and down the Pacific Coast. There is no Gulf Stream to warm it up. Hence it is rather like the warning my … [Read more...]

Foxcatcher— A Field Day for Freud du Pont family was (and still is) one of the richest families in the U.S., perhaps even in the world. Their money was made in the first place from making munitions, weapons, the tools of war, and then in addition there was the huge Dupont chemical industry as well. This movie is not really about all of that, though it is a subtext or presupposition to the film. This movie is about John Eleuthere (though he preferred that the E stand for … [Read more...]

San Diego and the SBL: Adventures in Perfectville Part One


Whatever else you say about San Diego, it must be rather boring to be a weather man there---- 'Yes it will be sunny and 70 degrees yet again today, with a slight breeze. The forecast is the same from now until Jesus comes back or the San Andreas fault goes off--- whichever comes first.'Yes the weather is monotonously perfect. Not surprisingly, one of the flowers you see a lot of there is the bird of paradise flower-----And in case you needed to be convinced about the perfect … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Acadia Boogie Baby and Friends … [Read more...]

Went Fishin’, Caught Four Deer


Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, especially when you are dealing with things that go on in Alaska, 'the final frontier of America'. So a Mr. Satre went fishin... minding his own business (a story told originally to the Sitka Gazette, an Alaskan newspaper). He did not get very far out into the water, which by the way was very deep, when he saw this----Yep, that's four deer dog paddling their way straight towards the boat. They needed a ride. So Mr. Satre, being the … [Read more...]

The Saints Go Marching On—- ‘Selma’ went to see Selma today and was once again moved to some tears, though not to the degree I was when I saw Lincoln. This is a powerful, well acted film, and full marks to David Oyelowo for a brilliant job of playing MLK Jr. Tom Wilkinson's portrayal of Lyndon Johnson is excellent as well, though they get the history rather wrong in making him a reluctant supporter of King's work. While I am pointing out faults, it is most unfortunate that the … [Read more...]