Pompeii (2014)

AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42 Street, New York NY 10036

The movie was about the destruction of the city of Pompeii by the volcano on which it appeared to be built. Kiefer Sutherland played the villainous, Roman Senator and the hero, Milo, was played by “John Snow” from Game of Thrones. Cacia was the best, most beautiful, strongest woman I’ve seen in a movie of this type. Milo’s family and people were slaughtered when he was a young boy by the Senator and his trusted second.

The main part of the story takes place 17 years later. He meets Cacia on the road as he is being transported to Pompeii with other slaves. One of the horses drawing her carriage takes a fall and Milo comforts, then euthanizes it by breaking it’s neck. Later on, he is asked to comfort her personal horse after being spooked by Pompeii’s impending doom. It’s the basic hero / villain love story where the villain wants the beautiful woman and can never have her. In the end, Milo and Cacia die together… The last of Pompeii.

★★★★☆ It was great. I like gladiator movies but this one was truly special. Milo’s hatred of the senator took a back seat to his love of Cacia, even though they only met a few days earlier. Still, no part of the story suffered for any other to flourish. That’s rare in movies these days.

Most people probably wouldn’t rate Pompeii ★★★★☆, but it feels just right for this type of move. I only paid $3 plus large drink to see Pompeii but to me, it was easily worth the cost of a Real 3D movie.

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The Noise

"Mens sana in corpore sano."

I don’t write as much as I used to. I find it hard, these days, to write consistently. My flow is off, my thoughts scattered…

As usual, there are so many things I want to pick up right where I left off. Doing so with anything at this point is an impossibility. Even though I’ve accepted this a long time ago, being who I am, it’s still hard. I’m still the same person. I still see myself the same. I’m used to being good to great at a lot of things, which I guess could make me seem a master in an area but I never really have been, just really good and I am a fast learner.

My inability to just pick up leaves me with the constant noise and echoes of many little voices, all me, pulling me in many directions. I need to find my quiet place again. I sometimes look for distractions to drown it all out but truthfully, the things I really want to do require some quiet… even writing.

I suppose I could just spill all of my thoughts. The problem is, I can say something but it has to make sense to me or I’ll never get it out. You know when you’re trying to say something to someone but get lost in your words, you know what you’re saying but they don’t? Yeah, that doesn’t work the same when you’re the person you’re trying to explain to. Like not taking your own advice. Yeah, I guess that analogy works better.

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I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.
— Dean Kamen (http://clearquot.es/dc)
To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Learn to be alone, and to like it. There’s nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.
by @garciavega “Nothing beautiful asks for attention.”

by @garciavega “Nothing beautiful asks for attention.”

The Decline

  • Formerly highly intelligent, witty, snarky iPhone user: I lost my wittiness when I became an android user.
  • Me: I didn't want to say anything.


Last Friday, I rated Tweetbot ★★★★★ because it’s still the best Twitter client around. It isn’t perfect and it isn’t going to be all things to all people but you’d be hard pressed to find a more feature packed Twitter client on any platform.

I updated my Drafts review. Still ★★★★★. Anything I write on my #iOS devices starts with Drafts.

Textastic for #iPhone got ★★★★★. I haven’t found a better, more versatile text editor editor on iOS.

Evomail+ has received ★★☆☆☆ and I hope it gets better.

Evomail is a traditional email client for Android and iOS. I can only speak of the iOS experience.

Evomail is very aesthetically pleasing. It may be the nicest looking modern mobile mail client. I wish function matched form.

I believe that the app is having scale issues. Sometimes, you’ll receive a push notification but the message is missing from the inbox. The snooze function rarely worked for me. A lot of the time, the message would just disappear altogether.

I’m going to keep an eye this one.

1Password gets ★★★★★ for being indispensable.

The days before 1Password were dark. I used to use one or two passwords spread out across dozens of sites. I had boxes all over the place because I didn’t have a central location to store my install serial numbers and licenses.

Now with it’s Vaults feature I can keep my mother’s passwords, logins and bank account numbers separate from my own or manage a list of logins I share with my son.

I think we all need password managers. I have 1Password on all of my devices. It’s one of the most useful apps I’ve ever used.

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pronunciation | ta-‘chen-da


pronunciation | ta-‘chen-da

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