It's hard to believe 2018 has already come and gone. So with 2019 here, it's time to do that age-old favorite: make a confession.
Wait, you mean resolutions, right? Well, not really.
Whenever a new year comes around, we are quick to make lists of what we want to change in the year ahead. We make big - and small - life-altering goals that we hope and pray will come to fruition in the year ahead. And though I'm no stranger to doing such a thing, I thought it might be good to look at the year behind me too. Where did I "miss the mark" on my creative goals? Was I following my own advice? The advice of others? Turns out I have some work to do (don't we all?).
There were certainly some wins and some misses from 2018. So in this episode, I take a closer look at where things went well and not-so-well as I look ahead to take on 2019.
Here's a breakdown of what to expect:
2019 "Looking Ahead":
EP75: "Terminator" and the Near-Extinct Macho Dad
EP74: "TMNT" and the Fight Against Nihilism
EP73: "Robin Hood" and the False Virtue of Stealing From the Rich
EP72: "Perelandra" and Gender, As Told By C.S. Lewis
EP71: "Tombstone" and The Necessity of Law and Order
EP70: "Dark" and the Mystery of Original Sin
EP69: "Forrest Gump" and the World as Our Villain
Review: Netflix's "Bodyguard"
E68: "Captain America" and the Freedom We All Want for Our Lives
E67: "The Great Divorce" and Why We Don't Take Hell So Seriously
Review: Tiger King...and Some Other Observations
Is Art Valuable In a Time of Crisis?
COVID-19 and What Story Do You Feel Is Being Told Right Now?
Mulan and #MeToo
Narrative Wars 12: Marriage: Real-Life Fairy Tale? Or Just a 1-in-2 Divorce?
E66: "Bambi" and Initiating Boys Into Manhood
Narrative Wars 11: Humans - Advanced Breed of Apes? Or Something Divine?
Update 2020 (It's a Short One)
E65: "Star Wars: A New Hope" and the Allure of Uncharted Space
E64: "Rudolph" and the Bullies, the Misfits, and Life's Harsh Lessons