I rediscovered my university blogs after a four year absence, and I noticed that I liked the format. So, I want to come back for a while, to try to update these. In the intervening years, I have cancelled cable, subscribed to Netflix, and produced a lot of cable-level television. I still believe in movies and television, and I have some new examples to discuss.
To start out, I want to mention just how grateful I am to have run across the American Masters Joan Baez documentary on Netflix. It challenges me to live courageously and honestly, and to keep growing up. The images of the older Joan Baez commenting on her youth and on what she has learned say something about what becoming a grown up can mean, for someone who keeps working at it.