Saturday, January 31, 2015

Teaching Yoga - Mark Stephens

Liked it overall.

Helps that it covers similar stuff as my course. But I liked its overall tone, has all the chakras, pranas, and stuff, but doesn't stuff it down your throat, the way a lot of other books/talks/gurus do.

The details on the asana are pretty good. That is going to be one of the most referred to topics.

The bibliography is also pretty extensive, just in case I ever get more curious about the other vaguer stuff.

Minority Report 2.

So how is parenthood for the infant? Its a roller-coaster yes, intensely exhausting and punishing, also rewarding with the coos and gurgles and wonderful smiles.

But the age old wisdom - wouldn't change it for anything, nothing matches, regret nothing, would do anything for child? Sorry none of the above. Find it quite changeable, many things in life were quite matchable, certainly find myself regretting sometimes, and my selfishness remains unchanged, would pick my own comfort before the child's.

He is a darling, but I did have a good life before, and I continue to have a life separate from him. Luckily!

Gone girl - David Fincher.

Enjoyed it .

Good tight pace. And one of my favorite bits in movies - the flip and turn. 


American Sniper - Clint Eastwood

Quite avoidable.

Easily one of the most cardboard movies I have seen in a long time, specially the first half. I mean I could almost compare it point for point with enemy at the gate, and if enemy at the gate scores a near flawless 9, then this one flounders at some 3. As a biopic, it looks almost like he is ticking boxes, scene with parents, check. Scene with pregnant wife, check. Scene with tough call, check. Scene showing PTSD, check. Scene with bible, check. Scene with worthy adversary, check. I mean really ??? Was there one single unexpected thing there? One new perspective?

My growing disillusionment with the oscars has come to its zenith with a complete and utter disdain and contempt now. Looks like they will just pick any jingoistic war movie set in iraq and put in a ton of nominations. I had thought that the colossally boring hurt locker was overrated. Now I realize it has competition.

And no, I have no issues at all with portraying one sided stories. I don't need a history lesson, or the iraqi viewpoint in a movie that is meant to be a biopic.

Anyway, cut yourself some slack, watch enemy at the gates instead.