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Playing against type

Non-anxious presence.

Some people live and exude the concept. Others never can get there.

Some actors and actresses play the role of a non-anxious presence in every performance. Some play the role on occasions. And sometimes . . .

This morning starts with a viewing of Man on Fire. An intense movie. A strong story. Denzel Washington–magnificent as usual. Dakota Fanning–incredible.

But my friend Bridgett identified the most amazing aspect of the movie:

Christopher Walken – Christopher Walken! – plays the non-anxious presence – plays a bit against type – plays extremely well.

See you along the Trail.

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Denzell and Chris

Finally got around to seeing Unstoppable tonight. I have a feeling it would be have been one to see on a big screen.

Denzell was quite impressive – as expected – as usual. Chris Pine, the new Kirk, was also in it. SI was pleasantly surprised by his performance. He has real possibilities.

The film is “inspired by true events.” It isn’t clear how factual the film is – a quick look at IMDB and Wikipedia indicated that there is some semblance to the real events.

Interesting play on the title – the runaway train is stopped; the characters play by Denzel, Chris, and Lew Temple refuse to stop their efforts to halt the train.

Unstoppable points to the willingness of some of God’s children to put themselves on the line for others – even when they don’t know the others – even when they have no reason to do so – even when they every reason not to do so. For such people, I give thanks.

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Of completed closets and cleaning dwarves

Today saw the completion of the two closets at the Shire – one downstairs and one upstairs. And items were moved back into them clearing up floor space. That of course was a whole lot easier to accomplish when Eric was here and could make the trip up and down the stairs.

This new development allowed the cleaning dwarves to do their thing – well at least a version of their thing.

Tricia will be here next week for the General Assembly Leadership briefing. Irene Pak will stay for one night. It will definitely be a “pardon our dust, we are creating a better Shire for you” type of experience for them.

During the in-between times, when I was focusing on work, I continued making my way through Eric’s videos. Man on Fire with Denzel was a highlight. Prince Caspian is in now but the time to call it a night is nigh.

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That’s right. Two.

Two days of focused walking.
Two days of healthy eating.
Two days of over 10,000 steps (10, 565).

Two days in a row of achieving my goals.

It has been a long time since that happened. And it feels good.

Not so good was the Cavaliers game. Here’s hoping that things change there. And that things change tomorrow for the Pens.

A great show about Harry Pickens and his music on KET took some of the sting away.

Denzel Washington is on in Bone Collector at the moment. However, I am going upstairs and read as a way of resisting eating.

See along the Trail.

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