Year: 2012

Creation's Yardstick

Creation’s Yardstick

What’s the true measure of our success? Find out by reading my latest Master Heart Magazine post, Abundance: Creation’s Yardstick, available by clicking here ...
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Ambitious but mediocre ‘Master’ leaves viewers wanting

Ambitious but mediocre ‘Master’ leaves viewers wanting

“The Master” (2012). Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr Childers, Rami Malek, Madisen Beaty, Kevin J. O’Connor, Patty McCormack, Christopher Evan Welch. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson. www.themasterfilm.com/ Getting a handle on that which does not serve us is one of the greatest personal growth challenges that many of us will face in life. Achieving control over such matters often pushes us to take steps we never thought ourselves capable of, a journey that often includes both victories and setbacks on our way to attaining proficiency. One man’s search for that goal is the subject of one of this year’s most anticipated releases, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” Navy veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) has many challenges upon returning home from World War II. While the specifics of his military service go undisclosed, it becomes apparent during his reorientation sessions with Veterans Administration psychiatrists that he witnessed some gruesome sights that seriously affected his mental state. Of course, Freddie’s psyche wasn’t in the greatest shape when he went off to war; his childhood was characterized by an absent father and an institutionalized mother, and as an adult he was ...
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Worthiness Begins at Home

Worthiness Begins at Home

What do you feel you deserve out of life? Ultimately, it comes down to what each of us believes about that. To find out more, read Worthiness Begins at Home, my latest Master Heart Magazine post, available by clicking here ...
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Beauty, Power and Glory

Beauty, Power and Glory

What a wonderful world we live in! Read more about it in ‘Samsara’ celebrates the beauty, power, glory of creation, my latest VividLife post, available by clicking here. And to find out more about the film, click here. Photo courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories ...
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Trust and Sentience

Trust and Sentience

What, exactly, constitutes sentience? And can we “trust” it? Those are some of the issues raised in my latest VividLife post, ‘Robot & Frank” explores memory, consciousness, available by clicking here. And to find out more about the movie, click here ...
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Breaking the Chains of Limitation

Breaking the Chains of Limitation

Can something that’s deteriorating be saved? It depends on what’s impeding the revival. Find out more in my latest VividLife post, ‘Hope Springs’ breaks the chains of limitation, available by clicking here. And to find out more about the movie, click here. Photo by Barry Wetcher, courtesy of Columbia Pictures ...
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