The Dopamine Chronicles No. 2 – That River in Egypt

Editor’s note: This is The Dopamine Chronicles No. 2. Click here to read No. 1. There’s a game we play with ourselves concerning health matters. If someone we love exhibits symptoms of a chronic or life-threatening illness, we are quick… Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

A friend recently shared with me, intended as a gentle admonishment, I’m sure, the following bit of wisdom: “You only make a mistake once.  After that, the same mistake becomes a choice.” Such is the nature of the dilemma Maggie… Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Boyhood’: Linklater’s Masterpiece More Than Cinematic Gimmick

Much has been written about “Boyhood”, the latest film by Austin’s Richard Linklater. Evaluations range from gimmicky – albeit effective – parlor trick on one end of the critical spectrum to masterpiece of Americana on the other. Continue Reading