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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was beautiful and striking, and the colors shone through the trees as I walked in the crisp pre-evening air. There was a magic about it all, and every moments become a powerful message as the breeze played with the trees and the colors scattered across the driveway.

It was May in 1977 when the world changed. IT was perhaps not as big of a change as I think, nor as small of a change as some others consider, but it was a change none the less. For me my world changed forever in June of 1977. At that time I watched TV from time to time and the movies on TV were always interesting, but in June my Grandmother dropped me off at the theater with two friends in Grand Rapids Michigan to see a movie.  I knew little about reviews, and less about theaters, I had only seen perhaps three movies in the theater before this day. The theater in big rapids was small and cozy, and where we were was massive and intimidating but my friends and I bought tickets and sat down to an adventure.

The movie was Star Wars. A vision of George Lucas and a cast of characters that took you away from the world and built a franchise that was more than immense but more importantly a franchise that touched so many. Good and evil were redefined, and the deep breathing of Darth Vader would set a standard for decades, perhaps centuries to come. Don't agree with me? Well, I find your lack of faith disturbing and I am sure you would come around if you watched the franchise. For me, a teenage boy with dreams of become a robotic engineer, it was the perfect movie.

Last night I watched the last in the series, well, maybe. (Hard to say, but there is a stake in the ground.) The movies have been from good to great if you now watch in the order designed this story is a cycle and builds to a peak of stunning amazement that can enthrall adults and children alike. It is a way to a better world through another world. I do not do spoilers but suffice it to say that last night I walked away with many stories complete, and done through stunning cinematography, cutting edge effects, and a story and actors that truly seemed to believe in their roles. Isn't that the trick of the movie. When the actors, and editors, and directors, and writers, and cameramen, and effects artists and all the others that make a movie believe in it, or even seem to believe in it, we the viewers know and become a part. 

Last night I became a part of a franchise that has inspired me over the years, and I for one was happy with the outcome.

So as the sun sets on another day, A bittersweet end of a day, and of a series but a satisfying outcome for all involved. For a moment I was overcome with emotion thinking of every movie in the series, and in the process I see a lot of possibilities, and maybe a bit of a world that can be a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and may the force be with you...always...

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The sun sets on another day...

Boredom. It is a scary thought. As a parent I have heard the words "I'm bored" hundreds of times. It's funny though even when I heard those words I was never bored, they were. I was trying to have fun and I drug them along with me a lot.

 I was talking to someone who I consider very impressive today and they made the statement that the holidays won't be boring. They had several children and it is in that they felt that it will be less than boring. I thought about it for a moment and then laughed and realized that holidays never are "boring". Instead holidays are filled with fun and frolic and excitement and if you have children your holiday is probably filled with controlled chaos and purposeful Passion. sure, there are a lot of other emotions. I am well aware of statistics. I would like to think we have a choice on how we feel even tough it is not always true, so I am sticking with the positives!

 Looking back at all the Christmases I have had with my children I can honestly say that they were never boring. Each year brought something new and exciting and some new form of either drama or dramatic excitement. I Guess  Children just bring out the best in you and with their innocence (Well most of the time) can drag out the best you can be pretty easily. 

I have a suggestion: if you have children that are younger hold them tight and enjoy the holidays with them. If you have children that are older hold them even tighter  and make sure that they always know how much you love them and care. I know I will.

 So as the Sun sets on another day, this week will not be boring. With only 5 days left until Christmas I think it's time to start enjoying every moment. Actually I hope you already are and I hope that every moment becomes a fantastic memory no matter what .

 Sleep sweet, hug your children, and laugh the night away…

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset came and passed as I watched the clouds fade away, and the sun leave with it.

There is a gift of song. We can sing and scare people with our terrible voices, or realize its not so bad. I sing a lot, and not very many seem to sing with me. I know, I am out there, I will admit that. I know I go too far sometimes, or maybe not far enough.

Maybe in life we need to sing a little more. Maybe our voices need to be heard, and maybe just maybe we can change the world a little if we sing a song, no matter how it sounds, no matter who hears.

It is worth considering. I wrote similar here, if you haven't, take a second and read it.

So as the sun sets on another day, it is another day, it is a good day, and I am signing right now and enjoying all I can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and tune in...

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The sun sets on another day...

Seven days until Christmas. I wanted to share with you something different.

Here are seven fun Christmas movies:

  • Miracle on 34th street, 1947 - Natalie Wood as the young girl who find Christmas from a man who really could be Santa. If you haven't seen this version, watch it simply for her facial expressions. Santa in this case is totally credible and you might even believe.
  • Scrooged - Bill Murray takes on the 3 ghosts and one more to find that Christmas is more. I think the ending was a bit long, drawn, and slow, but the movie itself is timeless. Carol Kane and David Johansen kick butt and are worth the movie.
  • Die Hard - Well, I include it because it is a Christmas movie, and the best gift may well be the Beretta taped to your back.
  • One Magic Christmas - Yes, it didn't get all the good reviews in the world, but it is clearly a fun movie if you like a lot of sappiness! there are always wins in the world if you look for them.
  • The Santa Claus - Yes, it is funny but the reason I like it is because it has heart.
  • Home Alone - Another fun movie that points out family in Christmas and all the great things you take for granted. Yeah, it is worth the laugh too.
  • It's a Wonderful Life - OK, so it is an old movie, but it is a good movie and will light your tree if you let it.

So as the sun sets on another day, sure, there are dozens more I like, in fact I like just about all of them, but in the end, take a moment, find your best, and lets all watch it together!

Sleep sweet, love Christmas, and realize more than just yourself...