HOW WE AMUSE OUR SELF
Like millions, I pumped a little anxiety into
the atmosphere this weekend. I had invested an
emotional hope into the efforts of the Harbaugh brothers,
thinking what a great Superbowl that would be.
I've known Jim since he quarterbacked the
Colts and became a racing team partner
of two long time friends. Jim is an
I can't help but feel bad for the Raven's kicker
and the 49ers receiver who had their big chance
turn into ashes. I suspect the coaches
Harbaugh have met those emotional wounds
with something Jim said they learned at home
from their father, a coach.
Win or loose you have 24 hours to
either celebrate or feel bad, and then
you put it behind you and move on.
Jim and John Harbaugh are doing that
and I hope the players do as well.
IT WAS QUITE A PARTY
The sun came out and so did many friends
this weekend for Lana's Artist's Reception
at Windward Vineyard.
You can see and read more about
her series of Plein Air Oils
Wandering the Central Coast
I remain her #1 fan.
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
This is John Le Carre captured on film.
I'm a fan of his work, though have often found
myself rereading pages and even making notes.
His plots are intricate, complex and cerebral. So are
his characters. I can't imagine a better George Smiley
than how Gary Oldman nailed the role. John Hurt
as Control is brilliant -pained, overwhelmed, fatigued,
byzantine and long suffering. Benedict Cumberbatch,
who is getting a lot of attention at Sherlock in the PBS
series, shows his range as Peter Gulliam.
Director Tomas Alfredson somehow managed to
capture the arcane world of Le Carre. The
look of the film is spot on perfect as to how
I imagined the world Le Carre painted with words.
But, as in the case of the book, you need to
pay attention to this film. It is a cerebral exercise,
which is what many of us like about Le Carre.
It may even make you long for the old cold war!
See you down the trail.