The Heart of the Matter
July 25, 2018

Unplug from whatever you're doing, turn up the volume, and enjoy LOVE TODAY, the fourth song on Stuart Hoffman's soon-to-be-released CD, Shine Your Light. Video by the very talented Fernando Garcia. Lyrics by yours truly. Will be available for purchase on September 10th, in Amaroo. Also available as a Bandcamp download. Support the arts! Feed a musician! Celebrate music of the heart!

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September 26, 2014
The 100 Foot Journey

A gorgeous movie...

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March 18, 2013

Wonderful movie! Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Pauline Collins, and Michael Gambon. If you are getting older... will get older... retired... will retire ... love opera, humor, comebacks, and community, this one's for you.

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November 23, 2009
The Next Movie You See...

OK. I may lose a few subscribers with this one, but so what. I'm not running for President. Just saw Pirate Radio last night and, as I was watching it, was already wanting to watch it again. It ain't Bergman, but it rocks. (A great reminder to be who you are).

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May 23, 2009
You're Right!


There is a scene from Fiddler on the Roof that has taught me more about life than most holy books I've read.

In it, two men are arguing over the age of a horse. When they see Tevye, the town milkman/sage, each begins passionately pleading his case.

"Tevye!" blurts the first, "I've been cheated! Last month I bought a horse from this sorry excuse for a man. He told me the horse was six, but it was 12!"

Tevye listens carefully, strokes his beard, nods his head, and smiles. "You're right!" he says.

"What!" screams the second. "No way! Not true! The horse I sold him was six years old and I have the papers to prove it!"

Again, Tevye listens, strokes his beard, nods his head, and smiles. "You're right!" he says.

A third man, who'd been watching the argument from the beginning, boldly steps forward.

"Tevye... with all due respect for your great insight and wisdom, how can he be right" (pointing the the first) "and he be right" (pointing to the second).

Tevye listens, strokes his beard, nods his head, and smiles. "You're right!

Then he starts dancing like a madman.

Next time you think you're right... remember Tevye.


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January 08, 2009
MOVIE TRAILER: Slumdog Millionaire

Ta da! A first for The Heart of the Matter -- a movie review! (What's next? Recipes?) Slumdog Millionaire is a fabulous movie. Inspiring. Moving. Funny. Deep. Poignant. And original. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll eat popcorn. Love saves the day!

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