Monday, October 16, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #2 THE AFTERMATH


The moment Malcolm hit that wall to catch the game winning homer he winced in pain and knew something was wrong. Then in the heat of the moment throwing out the runner trying to advance was something he couldn’t help it was a reaction. Malcolm replayed the events over and over in his head as he lay down getting x ray’d. 


Malcolm had arrived at the ER immediately after the game heading to the nearest hospital with his right arm in a sling. The outlook was up in the air as no one including the team docs could diagnose what type of injury he had. Malcolm tried to stay positive with nearly and hour of waiting allowed the bleak scenarios to play out in Malcolm’s mind. With these reoccurring visions of not being able to play ball again, as the injury was in his throwing arm & shoulder his emotions were on edge. 


After finally wrapping up the x ray Malcolm was forced to wait around for the doctor to explain to him what had happened and what would be his steps to recovery. The season was winding down and playoffs were insight so a speedy recovery would be ideal, yet the face of the doctor as he walked up to Malcolm sitting in the meditation room to get some peace and be out of the view of onlookers and people asking for autographs, he knew it wasn’t good. 


The doctor explained the injury as tears again began to well up in Malcolm’s eyes. His season was over so regardless if his team continued on to the playoffs he wouldn’t be available. The doctor continued to explain that the combination of him hitting the wall just so and then the quick torking of his body to throw compounded the injury. 


Hopes for the next year with the right surgery and rehab could get Malcolm back to his old self, but it would take patience and immense dedication. Malcolm thanked the doctor for his honesty and for helping him get his head around what had just happened. When Malcolm finally checked his phone there were tons of inquiries and posts from friends and fans wishing him their best. Then there were texts from close friends and family yet none touched him as much as the ones from Candace. She was watching the game back home in Texas and the TV. coverage glanced over the injury, but had shown Malcolm making his way off the field in great pain. Her messages explained how she wanted to be there for him desperately yet she was leaving for Europe to visit the campus where she’d be studying for her masters and there really wasn’t much she could do but send positive loving vibes. Malcolm could feel her heart was in pain for him as he read her messages. The out pouring of concern from others touched him as well and the more the realization of the moment hit him the more tears flowed till he was sobbing wondering how he had gotten to this point. 


The next morning he awoke in his own bed in tremendous pain forcing him to take the pain meds prescribed to him by the doctor. Every little task seemed impossible for Malcolm to complete with one arm. Within his luxurious spacious house that at one time he adored now it just felt lonely. 


He looked over the paperwork the doctor gave him on the complex injury he had and the type of surgery it would take to repair the damage. He also had a list of rehab doctors and therapists that he could opt to see after the surgery. Sitting out on his porch again contemplating the play, his life, and the dream he had reached of playing in the big leagues kept him in a somber mood. Then at one point Malcolm reflected realizing he had received not one call, text, or appearance from any of his teammates or coaching staff, it was almost like nothing had happened at all. Without drawing too many conclusions on the matter he knew at some point their silence would need to be addressed. For now he had to take it easy lying in the sun again thinking about the unpredictableness of life. 


As he was deep in thought a knock came to his front door and when he finally reached to open it he found his family his Mother, Father, brother and sister and their growing family. That was the moment Malcolm realized the aftermath of his injury would be tough, but that he’d be o.k. as he had family who was there for him.






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Thursday, October 12, 2017

ART SHARE

Welcome to another Art Share. Today's piece is entitled "Shade"  Enjoy!



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Monday, October 9, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #1 THE DINNER PARTY



Malcolm had woken this morning feeling light, feeling good. He went through his morning routine which included a mile jog down the beach and some light upper body work as both Okoye and Kimberly dawned their skimpiest bikini’s to soak in the sun poolside. 


At around that time Malcolm got a call from Summer in a little bit of a melt down realizing she didn’t have anything to wear to the dinner part at the Beckham’s that evening. Malcolm wanted to present well and standing with a beautiful woman impeccably dressed at your side would do that. So knowing he had to go into the studio for a bit and meet with Nicole he agreed to meet up with Summer and help her pick something up that coordinated with what he was planning to wear that night.


Once he got off the phone with Summer Okoye and Kimberly questioned if they were invited overhearing the conversation, as well as asking whom this Summer person was, Malcolm, sensing a bit of jealous in their tone. 


Malcolm then showered got dressed and laid out his clothes for the evening. As he left the house he could hear the continuing grumblings of Okoye and Kimberly, as they were not handling the non-invite very well. Still feeling an overall good feeling about the day he ignored their negativity and headed to the studio. The drive down only continued Malcolm’s great feeling with a pleasant drive and a spectacular ocean view. 


Once making it to the studio he met with Nicole who was taking a call with some brokers, via Skype, looking to break into the film industry. Upon the end of the conference call Nicole and Malcolm talked of the possibilities of the work, which would still be some years out as they had a few scripts in development. The meeting of their minds created some interesting possibilities yet more research on the brokers themselves was needed. The two also talked about an upcoming company retreat. With a wrap on the days business Malcolm was still feeling up and thanked Nicole with a hug for her service and then headed out to pickup Summer and go dress shopping hoping they could find something quickly. 


Malcolm was right, as after picking up Summer and after visiting three boutiques on State Street Summer had tried on a lot of dresses, but none was just right. At one point Malcolm slipped away and walked into his barber’s shop for a bit of a tidy and line up. The two men and the other barbers got into a heavy debate over the upcoming big fight night to hit pay per view. They also shared in some jokes as well as ogling the women that walked by the barbershops large front window. 


Upon leaving the barbershop looking good Malcolm found Summer in the last boutique on State Street having made a decision, but at the register her card was declined. She was so sure this was the dress and embarrassed to not have the funds to pay for it Malcolm couldn’t ask her to leave without it. So calmly he purchased the dress for Summer keeping the flow of good vibes going. Then from leaving the downtown district Malcolm dropped Summer at her apartment and would be back for her later. Hoping she’d be ready as the whole shopping thing took longer than expected. 


Back at Malcolm’s place he’d find Kimberly working on lines for an upcoming audition by herself on the balcony, while there was no sight of Okoye. So Malcolm freshened up, changed and selected a nice bottle of vintage wine from his continuing to grow wine collection as a gift to the Beckham’s and was back on the road to pickup Summer. 


Dreading he would show up and she’d have another crisis he crossed his fingers she’d be ready. To his surprise she was more than that she was ready and looking amazing like something out of a fashion magazine. He opened the door of his Lexus as they shared a kiss on the cheek and they were off to the Beckham’s. 


Pulling up to the luxurious estate with valet parking sent butterflies in both of heir stomachs excited for a special night. As David had told him upon inviting him, dinner would be outside with the most amazing sunset either of them had seen. There were some other famous names in attendance like model Ashley Graham, real estate tycoon Linda Cochran, master marketer Gary Vaynerchuck, actress Sanna Latham, and film director Martin Scorsese to name a few. The estate was as marvelous as the dinner and the community of people sharing and talking. Malcolm hung on almost every word from Mr. Scorsese hoping to soak up any morsel of greatness to add to his repertoire. While Summer vibed with Ashley Graham who gave her advice as a fuller figure model. 


Malcolm enjoyed talking with the entire guest and seeing his beautiful date wowing others with her well spoke manner and knowledge was something Malcolm would not soon forget. Yet as it came to a close networking opportunities were solidified and David took Malcolm aside dropping a bit of knowledge himself on Malcolm about his date Summer claiming he had seen her with another man recently and they looked rather cozy. The good feeling Malcolm had going all day had reached its apex and began to plateau wondering if this was the producer from Sony, which he knew about, but wished Summer would have told him about it. 


The day had been fantastic, Summer was fantastic David was just doing what a true friend would do. On the ride to drop off Summer, Malcolm listened to the excited re telling of the nights festivities from Summer. There was no dispute the night was incredible. Yet at the drop off they talked a bit more and Summer invited him up to which he declined. In his mind the ambiguity of her relationship status demanded it. He didn’t want to be caught up in a love triangle although her body was calling him and speaking his language. They then kissed passionately and Malcolm watched her make it to her apartment safely and headed home. 


As the good vibes from the day continued to dissipate at a rapid rate he thought on the possibilities of him and Summer. By the time he reached home he had counted them out caught up in his mind about the unforeseen future he didn’t take well to the questions posed to him about his night by Okoye, whom was still up reading in the living room adjacent the kitchen where Malcolm was getting a drink. 



Feeling a bit rambunctious Malcolm played with her getting into her mind acting sorry for not taking her. They shared a bottle of wine and a moment. The unfettered attention Malcolm was showing Okoye softened her up so much that she then begged for more allowing Malcolm to take her right there over the kitchen counter ruthlessly.  




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Saturday, October 7, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #93


'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas. Written by Anonymous (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I didn’t know what to expect from this unassuming western called SLOW WEST. I watched the trailer to get a sense of the film and it did intrigue me and set itself from the previous westerns I had viewed. Yet at the same time the casting of Michael Fassbender further intrigued me and so I watched. Upon viewing SLOW WEST I found myself caught up in this story of love in the wild wild west. By all means this film sheds the conventions of a typical western, which was refreshing and made me wonder why more films in the western genre have not told alternative stories about the wild west. So for SLOW WEST I give it 4 stars.



Saturday, September 30, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #92


Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... Written by Jordan Crighton (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I guess I must start with I and have been a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino, probably even before he became a cult favorite. That said as his career progressed his film became so expansive and dense with layers and unspoken messages that his later films left me thinking “what did I just watch?” So having seen THE HATEFUL 8 in theatres I felt it was time to watch it again and see what I came up with in a second viewing. Beyond the intense language, violence and sometimes gore, Tarantino films are dense with great dialogue and word play that creates an ominous feel, yet at the same time comedic relief. THE HATEFUL 8 was exactly that mixed with a story that takes place in an era that was still working out the value of people of all races and gender. It is this added level of tension mixed into a story of trust, love, and revenge that created my enjoyment for THE HATEFUL 8 the second time around. So for THE HATEFUL 8 I give it 4 1/2 stars.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

ART SHARE

Welome to another Art Share. This piece I have entitled "The Lovers". 


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Saturday, September 23, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #91


A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I don’t quite remember how I got turned onto this film or who recommended it, but I was happy to view another western. Watching the credits roll built my anticipation thinking it would be an offbeat or even awesomely brutal in its approach. I found the film to be very entertaining, but felt the story was a bit simplistic. Overall I was glad to have seen this film and look forward to seeing more films by this director. So for IN AVALLEY OF VIOLENCE I give it 3 ½ stars.