Life

Life

On Knowing Stuff

I am grateful to have a device in my pocket that connects me with the world’s knowledge. Still, I think there’s value in knowing stuff. Really knowing it, not just knowing how to look it up. When I first watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for example, I knew almost nothing […]

Life

The Flourishing of Phil Connors

At the beginning of Groundhog Day, Phil Connors isn’t a villain. He’s an asshole. He’s not harnessing the powers of the Dark Side to control the universe like Darth Vader or killing people and eating them like Hannibal Lecter. Instead, he’s the ordinary kind of bad guy we encounter in […]