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Cinemaligion: Contact

Posted by BulletProofPoet on May 30, 2010 in BulletProofPoet's Musings |

Thirteen years ago, there was a big-budget summer blockbuster that did something rare: it entertained people AND made them think about important philosophical issues. Its repercussions continue to be felt today. That movie, of course, was Beverly Hills Ninja. No, I kid, it was Contact, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. This was 1997, when […]

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The Writer

Posted by BulletProofPoet on May 1, 2010 in Books, BulletProofPoet's Musings, Creative Writing |

Are you a writer? It has been said, and is the generally accepted belief, that if you write, you are a writer. Whether you wait on tables, repair PCs or milk goats, as long as you write, you are technically a writer. “Then why don’t I feel like one?” you ask? Some are reluctant to […]

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Painting With Words

Posted by BulletProofPoet on February 20, 2010 in BulletProofPoet's Musings |

Poets are a combination of artist and songwriter. They are impelled as much by their hearts as their heads. Thus, well-written poems can inspire you. They can make you think, laugh and cry. The book The Need for Words says: “Poetry is often nothing more than words organised to have a high, sudden impact. That’s […]

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The Little Things

Posted by BulletProofPoet on February 15, 2010 in BulletProofPoet's Musings |

In relationships, it’s the little things which count most. Thoughtful words, glances, or deeds. Conversely, the omission of such “little things” can mount up, even to the extent of causing big, marriage-breaking problems. Faith and loyalty, which in themselves are crucial qualities, are many times expressed in little ways. However, think of the large rewards, […]

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Getting Creative Juices Flowings

Posted by BulletProofPoet on June 10, 2009 in BulletProofPoet's Musings |

To get the creative juices flowing, I wrote a fictitious interview between me and a Frenchman named Andre’ Jules. He was asking me how I’d approach a lady. Get her attention. Yes, WIN her over I’d dare say. What WOULD I say? We go back and forth for about 2 1/2 pages and the interview […]

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