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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/25/23

3 Up  1. Juneteenth - Still fairly a new Federal Holiday for the masses, but the weekend does provide (as intended) a reminder of our nation's history. Nothing wrong with that. I still don't get those who are bothered and bent out of shape by the recognition. 2. FDA Drug to Slow Down Alzheimer's Disease - This is big news. Actually, HUGE news. Sure, we all know the pill will be difficult to acquire - the American Healthcare system isn't perfect - but progress toward this mental disease is welcomed.  3. Omega vs Ospreay II - Quick pro wrestling "up" this week - if you haven't seen Omega vs. Ospreay II from AEA Forbidden Door, please go see it. Those two stamped a love letter to the art and soul of pro wrestling.   3 Down 1. Titanic Submarine - The entire story was random and interesting yet super catastrophic. Especially so, from a human standpoint. For me, I couldn't get past the thought of sitting so close to the other individuals - face-to-face- and

Dear Son, You're Five!

--- 5 Years Old --- Dear Son, Today, you turn five years old.  It's been a while since I've officially dropped a note to you on this platform. I've been obsessed with watching you grow and develop over the past year (or so). From your humor to your love for science and of course, the outright obsession with Spiderman right now. It's nothing that I accurately imagined, and yet everything I expected. I really wanted to express some thoughts via a post here a few weeks ago when you confidently walked into your new Elementary school for the Fall with confidence and wonder. The way that you let go of my hand, turned, looked and Mom and I as we sat in the hallway, and then proceeded into the classroom for your Kindergarten assessment - all of it in that moment - filled me with pride and a sense of accomplishment that I haven't found the words to accurately describe. At five, everything you are has been [insert whatever that accurate adjective is] to watch. You've got

Dome Pondering Movie Review: To Leslie (2022)

What is it about?  A mother wins the lottery and squanders it immediately leaving behind lots of broken relationships and trust due to alcoholism. Years later, she fights to win back those relationships and trust, and maybe even chase some dreams.  Who is in it? Andrea Riseborough - Leslie  Marc Maron - Sweeney Allison Janney - Nancy Favorite Scene:  For the first time in a long time, Leslie is having fun in the town, but her past and reputation quickly catch up to her as Nancy and her crew are there. Altercations rise between her old life and new as she gets caught in the middle of it all.  Favorite Quote:  James: Animals are meant to be in the wild, and they put 'em in cages. How'd you like it if people stood around watching you suffer? Leslie: They do! --- Sweeney: You're living, right? I'm sorry it ain't a fairytale. We all should have done things differently. But you're what's wrong with you. Not anyone else. Review:  To Leslie is a great film. I've

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/18/23

3 Up 1. Father's Day - Sending good vibes and wishes to many fathers who do so much and sacrifice so much for their children, and others. Let's also celebrate the legacies of those who did and are no longer with us.  2. Illinois Prohibits Book Ban - I thought this was so cool. I'm outright against banning books. I find the whole entire deal to be ridiculous considering the books that are being targeted. There is an element of education we are losing in our country. Just my take. Good for Illinois.  3. Food Delivery Minimum Wage - This was a small story that grew on me in ponder. The topic of salary and wage discussion is a much layered one for a response of a few simple sentences here. However, if you know or have seen any of these food delivery workers, you know how insanely valuable they are to NYC. They are worth the $17+ per hour bill that was just passed. Some might say they risk their lives the way they bike in NYC traffic. I'm for it.  3 Down  1. I95 Highway Coll

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/11/23

3 Up 1. Four Kids Found Alive - Airplane crash aside, the mere story of these four children surviving for 40 days AFTER a plane crash and then being found is nothing short of a miracle. Give those kids so much credit for surviving in the rainforest off of flour and other natural instincts.  2. Brooklyn Neighborhood Policed Itself - I'm not saying this is the way to go. However, the project that lasted several days is very much worth the read. The results are worth looking into, as many are already stating that it can reshape policing in various urban centers across the country.  3. Messi to MLS - One of the biggest stars in sports in the world is on his way to MLS via Inter Miami. The club now has THE MOST followers of all sports teams on Instagram at 8M. Messi's star power is coming stateside.  3 Down 1. Trump Indictment - I'm so sick of talking about Trump. I really am. But, this dude continues to force himself into the news. Now, he's in big trouble with the Federa

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Death at a Funeral (2010)

What is it about? Family and friends become unraveled at a funeral with exposed family secrets, grudges, and grievances that need to be addressed.  Who is in it? Chris Rock - Aaron Martin Lawrence - Ryan Zoey Saldana - Elaine  Luke Wilson - Derek Favorite Scene:  [spoiler alert] After taking too many drugs, Oscar interrupts and ruins the funeral procession stating that he believes he saw the casket move. Chaos breaks out and the funeral is stopped and ventures outside.  Favorite Quote:  Elaine: You're going to be a father. Oscar: I'm pregnant? Elaine: No. I'm pregnant. Oscar: You're pregnant too? Review:  I threw this movie on after scrolling through Amazon Prime for background filler while working out. The star-studded cast was shocking - this cast is legit loaded with stars!  - and the plot seemed decent enough. Nothing we haven't seen before and something that could lend to a good film. Again, I wasn't looking for something overly deep, just entertaining enou

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/4/23

3 Up 1. Debt Limit Bill - As admitted over the past few weeks, I'm not even going to pretend I fully understand the scope of the situation. I get the basics, and why it's crucial - check that - super important. Good to see our government can get things done without lashing out against one another.  2. Dev Shah - I'm always in awe of the students participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Shout out to Dev (super cool name) Shah from Largo Florida who won the entire thing.  3. Added Jobs to the Economy - We keep anticipating a downturn in the economy, yet the wacky job market, as crazy as it is, added almost 400K jobs. That's, well, good, right?  3 Down 1. 16-Year-Old Death in India - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed and bludgeoned to death by her boyfriend - in full view of bystanders and pedestrians. Not one said or did anything. The unfortunate story has drawn ire and attention to India and its approach to violence towards women. Ugh, super sad.  2. YouTube Fal