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After a lot of thought and consideration over the past several months, I have decided I need a break from trying to maintain two blogs plus contribute to several others. As a result, I have decided to transfer all the past posts from progressive blogic to its sister wordpress blog panethos. I will be winding down progressive blogic until by the end of its second year it will no longer be updated. I hope you consider following my future posts on panethos.

Progressive blogic was the brainchild of Molly and I nearly two years ago. Without her thoughtful contributions it has never quite been the same for me. As a result, I have been putting my emphasis into panethos.

Thank you to everyone who has followed and supported progressive blogic in these 22 months. Your feedback and support have been very heartwarming.

All the best,

Rick

A tribute

Update

Due to the death of my stepfather from an auto accident yesterday afternoon in Indiana, progressiveblogic will be updated only sporadically for the next week or so. Thank you.

Sutter Buttes – Source: sacredland.org

A minimum of 2,000 foot elevation was required for consideration. Some of these listed below are part of larger mountain ranges. Enjoy!

  • BRA (Barrieras, Brazil)
  • EGO (Belgorod, Russia)
  • BEG (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • BOG (Bogota, Colombia) – don’t get bogged down there.
  • CIA (Rome, Italy – Ciampino) – got cha!
  • CUM (Cumana, Venuzuela) – please wash your mouth out with soap.
  • CUZ (Cuzco, Peru) – cuz I said so
  • DAD (Da Nang, Vietnam)
  • DOG (Dongola, Sudan)
  • DUM (Dumai, Indonesia) – hey, I didn’t name it.
  • DUD (Dunedin, New Zealand) – must be really exciting there.
  • FUK (Fukuaka, Japan) – careful
  • IZO (Izumo, Japan) – should call the lounge the Izone. If you aren’t from the USA, you may not get the joke.
  • MAD (Madrid, Spain) – don’t get mad, get even.
  • PEE (Perm, Russia) – wonder if they are pissed about the code they were assigned?
  • PEX (Pechore, Russia) – flex those pex.
  • POT (Port Antonio, Jamaica) – pure Karma that this code should go to an airport in Jamaica – LOL
  • SIN (Singapore- Changi) – sort of surprised they accepted this code.
  • STD (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – be careful what you catch here – make sure it is just a flight.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

While on vacation, I caught a delightful movie on HBO that I did not recall ever seeing advertised for showings in the theater.  The film is entitled The Art of Getting By and stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Emma Roberts (niece of Julia Roberts), Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson, and Blair Underwood.

The movie is about a gifted art student (Freddie Highmore) more or less coasting his way through high school until graduation approaches and he may not receive a diploma. This storyline intertwines with his budding relationship with Emma Roberts’ character. It is very well done and I enjoyed the movie. Also, the soundtrack is simply superb for this film with terrific alternative and indie rock tunes artfully blended into the score.

 

Hence the question, why no release in theaters? Best I could determine by reading between the lines on IMDb is some of the critics were not particularly kind to the film when it was release at the Sundance Film Festival. They praise Mr. Highmore’s and Ms. Robert’s performances, but otherwise were rather tepid.

As a result the film went directly HBO and similar outlets. Granted, I discovered the film there, but I think it would have been even a more impressive movie in a theater. Sadly, the critics’ response to the film and Fox Searchlight’s response to the criticism narrowed the public’s choices versus broadening it.  Once again…money talks.

Is The Art of Getting By perfect? Of course not. Is it deserving of a general release – absolutely. I think a lot of people would like it, warts and all. If you, get a chance, check it out on HBO or rent the film – it is certainly well worth the  time and cost.

  • BET (Bethel, AK) – Seems this should have been the one for Las Vegas or Reno.
  • BFL (Bakersfield, CA) – I am “baffled” why this is so funny.
  • BUF (Buffalo, NY) – Hopefully, you do not have to arrive in the buff.
  • BUR (Burbank,, CA) – This code would be good for someplace cold.
  • FAT (Fresno, CA) – I realize this stands for Fresno Air Terminal, but talk about bad public relations.
  • GGG (Longview, TX) – You’d get better internet service if it was 4Gs.
  • IRK (Kirksville, MO) – I would be “irked” too if I had to fly there.
  • KOA ( Kona, HA) – Who want to fly into a campground?
  • LAX (Los Angeles, CA) – I hope this does not signify their attention to details. It also sounds like the abbreviation for Laxative International Airport.
  • MOB (Mobile, AL) – self-explanatory.
  • PIE (St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL) – I have no idea why it is PIE.
  • PUB (Pueblo, CO) – Now this is my kind of airport! Beer for everyone.
  • ROW (Roswell, NM) – I hope we don’t have to – flap maybe, but not row.
  • RUT (Rutland, VT) – No one wants to be in one, particularly in an airplane.
  • SUX (Sioux City, IA) – If I were the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Bureau, I would ask for a new code designation and fast!
  • UTO (Utopia Creek, AK) – Who wants to hear anything remotely close to “uh-oh” or “ut-oh” when flying?
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