Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson on Being a Winner in God’s Eyes vs. the World’s Eyes

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One of the most aggravating aspects of the Olympics to me is when reporters treat silver medalists like losers – as if being the second best athlete in your field in THE ENTIRE WORLD is somehow something to hang your head about. In her engaging and enjoyable new memoir “Winning Balance” (co-written with Nancy Anderson [Read More...]

Love and Selfishness in Relationships and “Ruby Sparks”

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Have you ever been so lonely that you created an imaginary ‘ideal mate’ in your mind that you could could talk to and who would love you just the way you are – and then have that exact person appear in your home out of nowhere? Me neither. But that’s the premise of the new [Read More...]

Batman Actor Visits Aurora’s Wounded

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“The Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale today visited those who were wounded in the Aurora, Colorado, shooting rampage. It was a personal trip, not on behalf of the studio. Even more classy was the fact that there was little advance warning so press coverage was limited. Bale wasn’t looking to attract pats on the [Read More...]

Hope, Despair, and The Dark Knight

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When “The Dark Knight” – the second film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy – opened in 2008, I went to see it opening day because, like a lot of guys, I grew up reading Batman comics and was excited to see where the story would go next.  Though that film was technically good , it [Read More...]


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