If you’ve seen a trailer for Manchester by the Sea or read any reviews, you may be hesitant to see it.
Now. During the holidays. A time of good cheer.
Because this not a feel-good classic or a comedy about a drunken holiday party gone awry. It’s a family tragedy and how one family struggles to survive.
But I would argue that this is the perfect time to see it.
Not only will you appreciate a nuanced, Oscar-worthy performance by Casey Affleck and his supporting cast, but you will walk away feeling lucky…grateful for each day and every friend and family member in your life. Because they are a gift.
And this movie, while tragic, is a beautiful reminder of that.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Movies, Relationships
Tagged commentary, entertainment, family, friends, holidays, Manchester by the Sea, Movies, review, survival, tragedy
Like so many of you, I was in an airport on Thanksgiving eve. And since it was raining in both my departure and arrival cities, I ended up sitting on the tarmac…
Luckily, it was only a little over an hour. And I had the forethought to bring snacks. THE snack of the Thanksgiving holiday — Bugles corn chips.
Sure, we’ve all put them on our fingers at one time or another to look witchy, but on Turkey Day, they are the perfect little cornucopia of salty goodness.
I expect someone to make these for me.
Posted in Airplanes, Entertainment, Family, Food, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged airplanes, airport, Bugles, cornucopia, family, friends, Humor, rain, snack food, Thanksgiving, Travel, travel delay
The Egg has seen an influx of new visitors this week —
A very sticky welcome!
And to those of you who are fellow US citizens…
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Tagged blog, history, Humor, politics, The Sticky Egg, us presidential election, visitors, vote, voting, welcome
I haven’t been posting to the Egg as frequently as I did in the past. For those of you who may have wondered why…
I wrote a book!
This book, to be precise. It was released today, on National Authors Day. You can find it online everywhere.
(Hint: Search by title. The publishers were smart and listed it under the creator Charles Schulz instead of an unknown first-time hack.)
I am egg-cited!
Posted in Books, Business, Comics, Entertainment, Humor
Tagged book, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, comics, leadership, Peanuts, You're a Leader Charlie Brown
Met Life, say it isn’t so.
You’re dropping Peanuts as the spokes characters for your brand?
Snoopy and the gang can sell anything…plus, your timing couldn’t be worse.
The popular comic just released a new feature film, and a weekly cartoon series is coming to television at the end of the year. Not to mention a new book (that I wrote) which is being released November 1st.
If I saw the Met Life folks, I think I would probably say:
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Tagged advertising, books, Charlie Brown, comics, entertainment, Humor, Met Life, Movies, Peanuts
There’s egg on my face, but for the very best of reasons —
It’s World Egg Day!
Here at the Egg, we’re laying low to avoid the paparazzi, but there are celebrations of some import across the globe.
If you live in Bangladesh, grab one of the more than 5000 free boiled eggs being distributed, and attend “EGG FEST 2016.”
The Philippines is holding a charity Family Fun Run event in honor of eggs, and Canada is focusing their celebrations on the EFC — Egg Farmers of Canada — who apparently are very active in their communities, volunteering and donating eggs.
The American EGG Board has a video about an ‘Adventure Egg’ who travels the globe looking for great recipes, but I think the United Kingdom has the right idea. Their theme?
“Put an Egg on It” — to encourage folks to eat eggs in unusual ways.
Gasp — I just realized my sister is British.
Posted in Cooking, holidays, Humor, Travel
Tagged Adventure Egg, American EGG Board, Bangladesh, boiled eggs, Canada, celebration, cooking, Egg Farmers of Canada, Egg Fest 2016, egg on my face, eggs, food, holidays, Humor, paparazzi, Philippines, Put an Egg On It, Travel, United Kingdom, World Egg Day
I’ve watched three episodes of This Is Us on NBC.
The pilot was so good, it could have been a stand-alone movie. The second episode matched it. And tonight’s made me realize I wasn’t keeping score any more —
I’m all in.
So, I am sorry I’m just now mentioning it. I’ve been distracted by really excellent TV.