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Well I recently saw Taylor Sheridan’s freshman directorial effort, Wind River.  I miss doing film commentaries (I’m pretty sure it’s been well over a year since my last one), so how about we begin anew with this one?

A snapshot (no spoilers)

The setting of Wind River is the Wyoming Indian Reservation of the same name, located within one of the most remote and desolate regions of the United States.

As is pointed out in the film, this is an area in which Native American women disappear at alarming rates and with disturbing regularity. Continue Reading »

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For parts 1-4, click here

Let’s do a quick summary.  Here are some key points from part 4 regarding the premise of Forming Horizons: Continue Reading »

Human Art…

Just some photos I thought I’d share.  These sculptures are featured around a greenhouse in the retirement community in which some of my relatives live.

Truly beautiful art like this is, for me, a sure proof of what you might call humankind’s “genetic nostalgia” for Eden, for the divine image in man — marred, but not erased, by sin.

Here are some more: Continue Reading »

For parts 1-3, click here

Ok — let me start by quoting myself:

[W]hen it comes to understanding people and their perspectives, nothing works better than encounter.

Encounter is, however, a formidable prospect for many people on the autism spectrum. And let’s face it, Continue Reading »

For parts 1 and 2, click here

Okay — so in part 1 we talked bout my former autism website, Forming Horizons, and about a more traditional understanding of the word horizons as denoting limits rather than limitlessness.

Then in part 2 we talked about how, working within the “horizons” an ASD diagnosis brings (to all parties involved), we can discover and realize a greater range of possibilities than we thought existed by giving form to the potential inherent therein.

(“Potential” and “horizons” are interchangeable terms for our purposes — hence, Forming Horizons).

But we also recognized that it’s not that easy, that there are very real challenges that need to be faced.  I maintain that perception is a key source of both trouble and, more importantly, opportunity. Continue Reading »

For part 1, click here

We left off talking about my former autism website, Forming Horizons, and about a more traditional understanding of the word horizons as denoting limits rather than limitlessness. Continue Reading »

Okay…as I said I would be throwing autism into the mix along with everything else I like to talk about, I should probably make an effort to explain how it will “fit.”

To that end, here is part 1: Continue Reading »