Castaways Review

As my usual J-dub self, I half way listen when the commercials/previews come on. I assumed Castaways was Survivor like. I was very wrong. Other than being on an island, the similarities stop 🛑 there.

Here is the premise:

This is documentary style and I usually enjoy documentaries but this show is slow moving. And it is triggering in many ways. When the 21 year old kid tried to beat the tide and swim across, my anxiety was singing. He made it but until he did 😮. Then he left.

And the poor guy left on his own and who wants nothing more than company. Yet in a good news ending, she came back.

Somehow it felt disrespectful to turn it off. I made it through. Yet I know that I don’t have the heart to watch next week.

As always more to come.

#FlashFiction ~ 8/20/18

Continued from  #Flash Fiction ~ 4/29/18

Reverend: Fancy meeting you here.  Are we still on for tomorrow night?

Ah yes the Casino Night fundraiser for the school was tomorrow night. And “we” was the parish community. And Sheila was the co-chair.

Sheila: I’ll be there.  I worked too hard on this not to see it through.  But after tomorrow, I am leaving.

Reverend: Dear Sheila, we’ve been over this before.  You’re not leaving.  How many times have you told me that?  Still you stay.  You know where your loyalties lie.

Sheila (wiping tears from her eyes): Look, you cannot talk me out of it this time. Just let me be.  For my sanity.

End scene.

As always, more to come.

So, … The Science of Happiness and Fred is a Mind Reader

Yesterday I had lunch with the brain trust.  Pony and Wise joined us as a last hurrah for Lulu who returns to school this week.  As usual politics were part of the conversation, on the table with the food.  My oh my, our future is secure with youngsters like my three who will be a voting drive force.  That I have to believe.

But this is not about that. I prefer face to face convos on politics.  Instead this post is loosely about the human condition and our capacity to survive. How dramatic!  Okay, we this is REALLY about A response to my partial book review linked here.

My friend Fred shared the link shown below.  20 minutes of content that I NEEDED to see.  Who knew he was a mind reader?  I some times sit in awe of the cosmic universe and how some people stroll into our lives by questionable means just when we need them most (well not really questionable but uh … the Internet has issues ya know).  And as Wise pointed out to me very nicely yesterday, you are a good heart, open and trusting, you become attached quickly and let people in too easily.  Protect yourself.  WE are here when you need someone to talk to.

Any Who, without further ado, here is the TED talk by Dan Gilbert shared by Fred which is too good not to pass along to all of you.  Enjoy and Happy Monday!

As always, more to come.