The Monthly Feature for July focused on the difference between pride in one’s accomplishment and outright arrogance, the assumption that one is simply smarter, more talented, or more skilled than everyone else. In “Rope”, two college graduates believe they’ve achieved superiority over others in life … by murdering one of their friends. Until their old professor arrives to expose their evil scheme, and their false pride over pulling it off.
Weekly Blogs featured several links to 4-year old Abby on YouTube:
… showing off her dance moves to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”, for a blog about wearing out our welcome by calling our friends too often instead of respecting their time;
… performing in her dance recital that I was able to attend, unlike the father in “Hook”, who nearly let his busy-ness rob him of his family time;
… and longing for a cookie in the first of two Blogs on “Bill Cosby, Himself”, in which he discusses the less-than-innocent nature of children, in The Sin Nature, and then the dangers of trying to enjoy yourself with self-destructive habits and addictions, in Partying ’til You Drop.
The month concluded with a look at Dean Koontz’ thriller, The Good Guy, exposing the contrast between those who seek to help others and those who only help themselves.
Enjoy your summer!
Thursday, July 29th, 2010