Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK,
Canada

Upon delving into a good book, I immediately enter into a relationship with the author, the characters, and the story. Each love affair is unique. I often find myself embedded in the world the author has created.

    My heart rarely beats faster than in the first moment I walk into a bookstore. As I take a couple steps passed the entrance, I stop to look around, breath in, and smile. My senses are heightened, my mind is clear, and I feel at peace.

    My adoration of bridges follows suit. Living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has sparked my appreciation for these beautiful pieces of architecture. To me, stepping onto a bridge evokes a sense of freedom. A bridge can symbolize the choice to cross over to a new era, to take on a new adventure, or to strive for a new circumstance.

    Whether it is a book, a movie, a collection of music, et cetera, I aspire to share my take on the pieces of work I encounter. I hope you enjoy what my site has to offer as I'll use it to share reviews and my views.

Embrace Your Inner Dumb and Dumber


There has always been something about Jeff Daniels that has intrigued and inspired me. I could watch the scene from the Newsroom where his character reluctantly, yet boldly, describes his viewpoint on America’s current status over and over again.

The latest issue of GQ brings to us an article that can’t be skipped – “A Modest Proposal” from none other than my obsession himself. He proposes methods for attaining success in an attractively vulnerable manner.  

Throughout the article, the actor/playwright/guitarist encourages readers to keep chasing their next creation, “There’s something about the process of creating. When you are in the middle of it, you feel most alive.”

He asserts that taking risks will help you to grow, “I got in on Dumb and Dumber because it was risky. I was happy to do it. Why? Risk! And the script was funny.”

It turns out that unrelenting work ethic and old-man swag have been the bricks and mortar of Daniels’s approach to all aspects of life, “Life is competitive. But at the end of the day, it is about the work ethic – the idea that I will always fight for what I want.”  

As GQ brings the article to an end, Jeff enforces that the intellectual benefits of aging should not only be appreciated, but also used:

There’s something great about getting older. In anything. You get to bring everything you learned to a particular project. It would be a complete disservice to what you have done with your entire life to hit the delete button on all that experience. If you don’t use all that stuff you’ve learned, you should be put on a porch with a blanket over your legs and everyone should just walk around you. And you should pick out your casket.

 Casey

 

If you want to see the Newsroom scene I referred to, check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjMqda19wk