Day: October 9, 2005

Moving On Out

I received an email, then a letter from Jim, my landlord here in the City. He says he needs to move back into his apartment and gave me a generous 55 days to find a new spot.

I would be totally demoralized if it weren’t for the fact that I wanted this to happen. I wanted to move out, and he just kicked me in the butt.

Now, of course, the problem is where to move to…

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What the Bleep Do We Know? (2004)

This is actually an interesting movie – not because of the content, but because of the way it mixes documentary with conventional story-telling!

Somehow the real story is never clear. Things move from physics to biology, to theology and then back rather quickly. At the same time, Amanda, a mute photographer with a strong aversion to weddings, has to come to grips with reality – a challenge much greater than one would think.

The real clincher of the story, of course, is Portland, which is the silent star of the movie. Starting from the Goose Hollow station of the MAX, the whole movie plays in my beloved Portland, and an intense sense of nostalgia overcame me.

The content of the movie itself is unremarkable – the usual hogwash of cognitive theories based on liberal interpretation of physics, in particular quantum mechanics. The ‘experts’ all sound a bit over the top, and the whole literal content is not good for anything.
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