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Plot Lines

I can’t believe it’s been 17 (!) years since M. Night Shyamalan came out with “Unbreakable.” I think I’m a fan of superhero movies because of the questions they spur. Does the human world require evil to reveal good? Is it possible for we humans to win against our darker sides? What exactly does reintegrating the dark side look like?  Are we here to help those less fortunate? Why are some less fortunate than others? Is there a path we were each created to take to fulfill our internal longings? In, Unbreakable, we find in flashbacks that the lead character,...

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Begging the Question Part II

I wrote recently about the strange phenomenon of an individual’s pride related to one’s birth. I guess it’s not really strange. The lie that one derives value from their place, time or region of birth has been perpetuated since the beginning of history. The stories of clans, castes and dynasties are legion. I am aware that ascribed status is a norm of human history and those with money and power rule. The pride thing just seems dumb. I think of the Braveheart story and William Wallace asking Robert the Bruce, a “noble,” “What really makes a man noble?” At another...

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Self Authoring Suite

It was somewhere around December 2015 that I created the Facebook page for my writings under Open Wound. My life had encountered a sea change and I had the uncontrollable urge to share my thoughts. My close friends had experienced my litany of thoughts and ideas about life and encouraged me to open them up to others. Since then I’ve had many tell me they had similar desires to write but didn’t know where to start. My start included years of rambling journal entries, and many personal study programs on how to manage my interior life. A friend recently sent...