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For part one, click here

“Memories…”

NOTE: Video included ONLY for aesthetic purposes (couldn’t find a “Hank the octopus” movie still I could use)

The developing relationship between Dory and Hank (Ed O’Neill) is especially interesting.

Hank, for undisclosed reasons, wants more than anything to avoid going back to the open ocean.  So he promises to help Dory locate her parents on the condition that she give him her quarantine tag, which will put him on a truck bound for a Cleveland aquarium.  There he can live out the rest of his days in a glass tank.

What intrigues me is the importance of memory in this relationship. (more…)

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sad childThought I’d share my most recent post for my other blog, Forming Horizons — which is meant to serve as an online community and resource for people on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, employers, and others.

Just FYI: Forming Horizons will feature a new post every Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.

What is this week’s topic, you ask?  Let me “borrow” from myself real quick to give you a taste:

I occasionally do a little freelance journalism.  Yes, that means one of my many hats is that of a reporter…perish the thought!

But there are some useful skills to be learned from this practice, not least of which is the classic “outline” for a story or situation: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.

Goodness knows, parents – and teachers; and therapists; and siblings; and anyone else involved – of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have their fair share of detective work to perform.

So this seems a perfect opportunity to put my amateur journalist’s experience to good use.

For the rest, here’s the link: Six Key Words For ‘Investigating’ Your Child’s Behaviors.

(I would just politely ask that if you choose to “Like” this article, please do so on Forming Horizons rather than here)

Image obtained through a Google Advanced Image search

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Well Disney-Pixar managed a modern-day classic with 2003’s Finding Nemo.  Normally I would say: “Quit while you’re ahead” (that’s why I’m apprehensive, to say the least, about the proposed sequel to Frozen).

But co-writer/director Andrew Stanton appears to have put the last 13 years to good use in further honing his talent.  Finding Dory retains much of Nemo‘s charm, while taking the story in some humorous and surprising new directions. (more…)

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Marty HartNOTE: You may wish to read the Introductory post before reading this one, though it is not strictly necessary

Martin “Marty” Hart (Woody Harrelson), a seasoned detective with the Louisiana State Police homicide division, is one of the two major “faces” of True Detective, season one.

Marty is the detective, but now we get to do the investigating (corny line, but I couldn’t resist).  So let’s get started… (more…)

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It's_A_Wonderful_Life

(It’s 11:27 on Thursday night — close enough)

Yes, this is traditionally considered a Christmas movie.  But they sing “Auld Lang Syne” at the end, so the clip can work for either holiday.

The best video I could find encompassed the last nine minutes of the film.  For the relevant portion of the clip, click here.

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Acknowledgements

“It’s A Wonderful Life” by National Telefilm Associates – Screenshot of the movie. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:It%27s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg#/media/File:It%27s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg

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It’s film clip Friday again…and also Christmas Day.  Who says you can’t kill two birds — or maybe we should say two turtledoves — with one stone?

Enjoy 🙂

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Here they are, in no particular order.  Feel free to share yours in the comment section! (And yes, Die Hard does count)

1. Disney’s A Christmas Carol

2. Home Alone

3. Elf

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

…and, of course…

5. It’s a Wonderful Life

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