Our world’s dwindling supply of Mentors

Unemployed Mentors

Don’t be surprised, but our sense of independence could lead to the ‘death knell’ on society as you know it.  We retreat to separate bedrooms for separate binge sessions of streaming TV services. Our joy can be found in the quiet of our solitude and our day or week is sometimes carved into slices of […]

ELVIS: A Tribute to Tragedy

Elvis Movie

Any movie review of “Elvis” will need to be based on putting aside all of what you thought you knew of “The King”. Is the legend in your mind based on truth or media highlights? Elvis through the creative eyes of Baz Luhrman and the proxy of Col. Tom Parker is an eye-opening, mind shocking […]

Lightyear: To Infinity Again

Lightyear Movie Review

In this Lightyear movie review we first consider the origin story in reverse. 27 years ago in a small New Zealand country town, I took my three-year-old daughter to see Toy Story, the most amazing movie to break the cinematic mould thanks to the arrival of Pixar. With the wonder of computer animation being birthed […]

Jurassic World Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion

Clawing its way back into our cinematic lives is the latest release and final episode in the trilogy, aptly called Jurassic World Dominion. It’s hard to believe we are around 29 years from when Steven Spielberg brought the Michael Crichton novel to life in 1993 with Jurassic Park. I have had the privilege of visiting […]

Grace under Mire

Although grace can be slow to move from budding to reaching maturity and tediously pedantic to find its fullest potential, the result is never lost, never wanes, always sits and thankfully keeps on giving.

Cleaning, Clutter and Half-Eaten Elephants

Clarity comes from seeing things afresh and removing the clutter that has been stopping us from making informed life decisions. And when we say informed, it’s not just in relation to the wise use of the resources and space around us.

Face the Fear

At the moment I’m having to look myself in the mirror with more focus. We sometimes glance at the face we’ve come to know and because we see it everyday we don’t stop to see or ask how we’re really doing.

A Father’s Lie

“What do you want for Father’s Day”? This has been my yearly lie to my family.

How to have an intentional day off

It began with good intentions 8th of January, can you believe a week of 2020 has passed already, and still, yes still, I am planning the plan. To be fair it’s not that bad. Dust has been flying both in the real world and digitally. I’ve had some Marie Kondo “Joy” moments that The Minimalists, […]

And on the “fifth day,” he multiplied

New Day for 4-Day Workweek

2019 marked the end at Excite Media of an institution that has been around in society for over a 100 years. For many years the six-day workweek was the norm with Sundays for attending church being the only respite from a life of hard work grind. Back in 1908 a cotton mill in New England, […]