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Cat Man

Looking for signs to hang on to life
I see a post on a street lamp
I know it’s God letting me know
That my friend is only hiding from this tramp.
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Last Night in Soho

A mind bending mystery with an underlying ghostly theme. The story centers around Ellie, an innocent girl from the country side that travels to London to pursue her life long dream of becoming a big time fashion designer. Ellie carries with her two special gifts, one is a keen eye for clothing style and the… Continue Reading →

Surreal Painting

Bodies floating in the ethosphere Wrists cramped from swiping Entire universes crammed into a single paragraph Relationships sold at a wholesale price *** Filtered imperfections get Lost in perfectly manicured lives Vanity on steroids, invites Saddened powdered noses *** Disjointed connections spreading Like a disease rewiring our senses Replacing gestures for a screen Diluting bonds… Continue Reading →

New World

Being with you feels like
Stepping on firm ground
For the first time.
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Sculpture Garden

A flood of emotions
Barricaded by what ifs
Countless words
Lodged in a gaping maw.
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Red Notice (2021)

This is an entertaining mystery sprinkled with several twists. The plot revolves around a few lost Egyptian artifacts given to Cleopatra by Mark Anthony as a wedding gift. The good guys keep a modest but well built mountain top prison where a lot of the action takes place. Spies, skilled art thieves and intrigue will keep you hooked until the last minute. Click on the title to read the full review.

Re Loca (2018)

What if you could suddenly let go of filters and say what you really think? In the midst of a routine life, full of demands and pressures, a casual and magical encounter will make Pilar (Natalia Oreiro) turn “Re Loca” (super crazy) and can say and do what we all dream about but don’t dare to do. Work, friends, boyfriends and family will witness the liberating consequences of this revealing change. Of course, getting rid of the the people and situations that drain your energy isn’t going to be that easy. They tend to not want to go without a fight, after all, you have made life all too comfortable for them. A comedy not to be missed, with characters with whom it will be impossible not to identify, on a subject of indisputable actuality. Click on the title to read the full review.

Zombie Land

I finally put her to rest
After many failed attempts
to fight back the virus that
spoiled our love. Click on the title to read the full poem.

Arrested Development (2006-2018)

Have you ever watched a show that gets funnier with time? This is one of those shows. The personal stories and the narratives are so well written that I can notice new subtleties with every re-watch. Click on the title to read the full article.

Nautical Lifestyle

A sea of desire washing up on the shore Coming and going like waves Dreams polluted by discarded feelings Form toxic debris and plastic promises **** Scarcity, cravings, fear, demands Suspended without a heading Temporarily picked up with intent Attach to the living to find some sense **** Forever drifting farther away From the source… Continue Reading →

Rings of Power

The myth spoke
of a hidden realm
between two worlds
invisible to the naked eye.
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Insatiable Void

I wanted to know that you care
I wanted the sun to shine everyday
I wanted life to come easy
I wanted pain to never come visit.
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Time Travelers

Time travelers passing through
Decisively rushing nowhere
Grasping hopelessly for meaning
Suspended into existence by belief. Click on the title to read the full poem.

How To Prepare For The Inevitable Future With Artificial Intelligence w/ Mo Gawdat EP 1168 92-min

Today’s guest is Mo Gawdat. He is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; and author of the international bestselling book Solve for Happy. After a long career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world. Click on the title to listen to the podcast.

Junkie

Hooked on the thrills of this and that
Hooked on the promise of
Better, bigger, sweeter
I succumbed to the riddles.
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Sacred Fire

An unstoppable drive
That is old as time
Runs through my veins
It can’t be explained
It’s alive and quickly spreading.
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The Audacity of Hope (Barak Obama)

The book starts with an account of his experiences during the campaign as a senator. What stands out the most about his style is the way in which he can turn any narrative around while putting a positive spin by answering a “Why” question with an inspirational “What”.His self reflective nature, self aware and sincere warmth tells a story of struggle and perseverance, compromise and great love towards his career and towards his wife. He is a very passionate person, an idealist willing to march into the burning building to defend what he believes in. Click on the title to read the full review.

Inside The Castle

As she entered the great hall
A grumpy creature was waiting
What’s wrong? She inquired
The world is unfair it shrieked
Shocked and saddened
She sang a lulling song.
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The Invention of Lying (2009)

Imagine a world where everyone tells the truth all the time. It sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Well… not quite… Keep in mind that this means that there are no filters, no flattery, no fiction and no soft landings. Are you Ok with your date letting you know what she will be doing while getting ready as you wait downstairs? Let me tell you, this guy does not know what hit him and it is funny to hear out loud what may go inside a guy’s head while on a date. Get ready to watch your favorite film, “the invention of forks” and “The black plague” both historical films narrated by a single person. Yeah, acting is also out of the picture if lying is not possible. Click on the title to read the full review

From the Bottom of my Heart

After the hurricane is over
And the whirlwind slows down
Light shines a new focus
Peace begins to reign
And only the good times remain.
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Big Fish (2003)

This is another one of Tim Burton’s masterpieces. I really appreciate his eye for detail and the way he invites viewers to immerse themselves into his vision. The cinematography in this movie has magical qualities. I found myself thinking about metaphorical imagery used by Tim Burton to depict how our recollection of personal experiences seem to morph as we revisit relationships and situations during different life stages. Heightened or diminished senses can play tricks on us, leading us to think that the world has changed around us, when in fact, it us and our perception of things that has changed. Suddenly, someone who was seen as a warm and caring character can become a cold hearted ogre when the bond is broken or the contact diminished. Click on the title to read the full review.

Just Because

I love you because you rolled the red carpet
And welcomed me with open arms
Knowing you weren’t perfect
You let me see you inside and out.
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1001 Ways to Mess Up a Sandwich

Placing the pickle outside
Smearing too much spice throughout
Mushing the eggplant with a car
Toasting buns with a cigar.
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Walking Among Titans

Excitement, anticipation
Worry and fascination
Permeated the moon cycles
Leading to our first encounter.
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2005)

The plot revolves around Malcolm, a child genius (with an IQ of 180) who faces very unusual challenges while trying to blend into a public school environment. It is precisely the clever build up to the dumb outcomes that makes this show amazingly funny, not to mention the dysfunctional dynamics that exist between all the characters. I laughed so hard with this one that I cried several times. Click on the title to read the full review.

Out of Control

Think about your weight
Think about what you did
Think about what you lack
Think of what’s important to me.
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Perfect Storm

It was hotter than ever
Or so I thought
Colors came alive
And the air smelled sweeter
So, I stayed for a while.
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The Struts

What can I say? Wow, what an amazing blend of talent and passion for life. This is a relatively young band that I think will make their mark in the music industry. #Rock, #Garage. Click on the title to read the full review and see my top picks.

Focus (2015)

The story follows Nicky (Will Smith) a veteran thief who meets a grifter, Jess (Margot Robbie). This is a very clever fun comedy packed with action and unexpected twists. They meet in a hotel bar while she is playing a damsel in distress asking to be rescued from a date that has gone sour. After he obliges they end up talking for hours and she invites him to her room. The whole room situation gets heated but not in the way that you’d expect. Bottom line is that she is a minor league player looking for a mentor and he plays the role very well. Click on the title to read the full review.

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

This TV miniseries tells the story of Elizabeth Harmon, a girl with an unusual gift that that catapults her into stardom while at the same starving her from real human connection. I liked the way in which gifted people and their social network are portrayed. It ultimately tells the story of the hidden wealth that lies within deep connections. While gifted people struggle with their own demons and think that they are unworthy of connection, people around them tend to see their gift as something desirable and even enviable without realizing that giftedness can be very isolating. Some people try to exploit the gift for their benefit and others turn green with envy for something that they can never have, barely understanding that having a peculiar mind also means seeing the world through a different lens, and thus living a very lonely existence. Click on the title to read the full review.

The Father (2020)

Astonishing and heart breaking performances from Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. A modern-day masterpiece depicting the fleeting beauty of every minute we fail to appreciate as we don’t fully grasp what we have until is gone. A journey of compassion from both sides of the experience. The story reveals the struggle of a caring daughter as she deals with her father’s dementia. Hopkins takes the audience through the scary journey of how forgetting things can lead to paranoia, as the mind weaves stories from little details of the surroundings in order to make up for the memory gaps. The fear of letting go of the familiar leads this man to fight every attempt to receive help. It really made me think about life and how we take our ability to be present for granted. We spend most of our lives living in fantasy of fears that probably will never materialize, fantasy of things that we want but can’t have. Yet, we spend so little time enjoying the present, without realizing that one day the present may blend with terrifying hallucinations and memories of situations that never happened. Click on the title to read the full review.

Synchronic (2019)

This is a sci-fi thriller with a very eerie feeling. The plot is a mind-bending exploration of the limits of human perception. What if time as we know it is a lie? A new designer drug is taking over the lives of people by altering the way in which the brain perceives time. The first scene starts with a couple trying a novel new drug that transforms their environment into their worst nightmare. The next scene jumps to first responders Steve and Dennis finding another couple with multiple stab wounds from what seems to be an ancient historical artifact. Click on the title to read the full review.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

What if you could erase from your memory an intense love affair or an entire relationship? Would you do it? Would you want to forget? Most people have met that one person who completely changed the way they thought about relationships and love itself. A relationship so full of color that every memory is equally filled with both joy and dreadful pain. The one who made them want to throw caution to the wind and do crazy things. The love that moved so fast and so intensely, it was impossible not to take a leap of faith by jumping right in. This movie invites the audience to wonder what would happen if we erased that memory. Would we ever learn anything from the past or would we repeat the same mistakes? Does ‘the one’ really exist? And if so, how do we know when we found it?. Click on the title to read the full review.

A Thousand Words

I kept on reaching
But your weren’t there
So, I learned to justify
Your bank stares.
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How to Stop Aging (Can Humans Become Immortal?) w/Dr. David Sinclair EP 1004 61-min

Dr. David Sinclair, a Harvard geneticist and author of the book “Lifespan,” has been researching some of life’s biggest questions. In this episode he reveals that we have the technology to live happy and healthy lives to 200 years old. He joins Lewis to discuss whether science will eventually enable humans to live forever, how we might be able to bring people back from the dead, and why it’s a “certainty” that aliens exist. If you liked David’s first interview on the School of Greatness, then you’ll love this deeper conversation. Click on the title to read the full review and listen to this episode.

The Purge (2013)

The purge is a psychological thriller that offers a wonderful depiction of a twisted dystopia where all crime is made legal for 12 hours every year. This movie indirectly digs into sociological constructs of crime and the fabrication of news and reality by the media. For instance, in our modern society murder may or may not be legal depending on the circumstances. Murder during a war or as self defense during a dispute is seen as legal, while premeditated or violent murders are seen as wrong. It is an open invitation to wonder how much of what we accept as normal is really close to barbaric. Click on the title to read the full review.

Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other. Insights for a new way of living (Osho)

This book is an invitation to dig deeper into the self and find out who you really are in order to create synchronicity between thought and action, inviting others to truly connect with us. When we wear masks we create dysfunction in our internal mechanism, so that when we want to smile it becomes forced, and when we truly want to love, we have forgotten how or what it means. When we fail to embrace the less perfect side of ourselves that has been forgotten and shamed, the stronger that side becomes and takes control of our actions forming a life of its own. Click on the title to read the full review.

The Other Side

Take my hand and step Into the fire with me Hush your fears Trust yourself You are a Phoenix Yearning to be set free ©yourdailyescape.blog

Kick Ass (2010)

Before I proceed, I must warn you that this review contains some spoilers. I absolutely loved this movie because it was unexpectedly funny, dynamic and surprisingly good. The story centers around Dave, a regular dorky comic book geek turned superhero. Dave is a high school student whose only super power is being invisible to girls. Part of his charm is that he is such a relatable character. While the plot seem to be about Dave and his journey into trying to become a superhero, the movie is really about ‘Hit Girl.’ Who happens to be one of the strongest female superhero character I have seen in a long time. This movie does a great job showing some serious girl power. Click on the title to read the full review.

Skipping Around the Galaxy

A playground of infinite probability Bends into existence By a single thought Embracing this force We transform the world Into a beautiful place to stroll

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

This movie is a wonderful political satire based on the 2008 book Caging Skies (Christine Leunens). It tells the story of Jojo, a 10 year old boy struggling to conform to the demands of toxic masculinity in Nazi Germany during WWII. This same toxicity serves as a solid foundation for the humor and the love story embedded between the ridiculousness and painful moments of the plot. Overall it was very difficult to pin this movie into one genera, is sort of a love story, embedded on a lot of sad pieces and a satirical depiction of the war itself. It was truly a remarkable experience. Click on the title to read the full review.

Our Secret

You were sitting by the window
Lost in deep thought when I arrived
I kissed your forehead
And gently held your hand.
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