The Way Back – Synopsis

The Way Back (2010) is a long sad excruciating film about six men who escape a Soviet gulag and traverse the harsh Siberian wilderness for months on foot in their quest for freedom. It is based on a book written in 1956 by former Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz. Some say that it is not an entirely true story. But it is still an incredible story of survival displaying the perseverance of the human spirit, which is not easily subdued.

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Rambo – Last Blood Synopsis

Rambo - Last Blood begins kind of slowly and gradually picks up quite a bit and drags your entire helpless body across the sharp pavement with the force of a military-spec Humvee; and I’m not even exaggerating here, this movie is really that fucking brutal! It’s an hour and thirty minutes long, and in that time you will feel the intensity and passion of a man who has nothing left to lose. A man who makes his last stand against evil-doers. Against people who exist above the law, who need someone like Rambo to come along and stick a razor-sharp hunting-knife deep between their good-for-nothing ribs…

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The Truth about King Kong!

Recently I watched both of the most recently made Kong films, and in this post I’m going to attempt to decipher their esoteric symbolism. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend watching either of these movies (in many ways they’re actually very painful for me to watch) but you know behind all the wild CGI effects and totally unbelievable action sequences there’s some messages there, I believe. Otherwise, some of Hollywood’s highest paid actors (like Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and many others) and directors wouldn’t have gotten involved with the project… They’re trying to tell us something - Let’s find out what it is!

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How the World Began

Long, long, long ago there was a big, big bang, but it wasn’t an explosion of destruction, like an atomic blast that devastated everything in its path, no, it was an explosion of light, love, consciousness, physics, geometry, mathematics, order and divinity. The explosive light shone with a profound luminosity bringing forth a warm, sacred, life-giving glow to all that it came in contact with.

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It’s a New Year, a New Day…

May we accomplish the good goals that we set out to do, make the contacts that we need to make, and reach the places that will bring us to where we need to be within this great wheel of time that is ever revolving around us...

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All she wants for Christmas…

The snow began to fall, the lights began to shine, the great festivities to celebrate the end of the year were about to begin...  Christmas was right around the corner, and the little girl felt as if she had everything that she needed on a personal level but she knew that there was still much lacking in the world. There were too many problems and too much overall uncertainty.

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Finding God On the Road…

When traveling it’s good to do so with a purpose. We each have our own personal goals and interests, these should hopefully lead us to a place where we cultivate inner growth, rather than cultivating our next shot of dopamine or adrenaline, which are sought after by many, but mostly only serve us temporarily... God will not necessarily give you the same type of thrill that you may feel if you were skydiving off of Mount Everest without any pants on, but He can show you insights and sparks of wisdom, universal truths and lessons that you can take with you for the rest of your days. So, I’m not going to discourage you from living life to the extreme and having all kinds of wild adventures.

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How to Hitchhike like a Champ

Ever since the chariot was invented, people have been waiting on the side of the road, asking those chariot owners for a ride; thus hitchhiking was born... Hitchhiking is a good option for young backpackers who are adventurous and not afraid to meet new strange people. In this post, I’ll explain how you can become one of the best hitchhikers in the world. Let’s do this!

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Tasmania: A power-punch of History, Nature, Culture, and Adventure

Hobart really does have it all. The world’s cleanest air, quirky museums, bustling markets, picturesque villages, delectable cuisines, pristine beaches, and history. Our weeklong trip to Hobart was a whirlwind of fun and everything else this place has to offer. Even though we were there in the middle of a Total Fire Ban week, we were able to do everything on our list (and a couple more). We reached Hobart on the evening of 24 January. Much of our first evening was spent navigating the roads of Hobart to get to our Airbnb home. A couple of wrong turns, steep inclines, extremely helpful out-of-town strangers and a startled Kangaroo later,

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I Really Hate Bucket Lists

I’m really not into the bucket list style of traveling. Many folks create random lists of things they feel they need to do in order to be complete and fulfilled in life... Instead of living day by day and seizing each moment as it comes, they plan months or even years ahead. Their list becomes a serious mission. Friends, family, acquaintances, dogs, cats, everybody must step aside as these individuals check off each activity from their list: Visiting the Taj Mahal - check Scuba diving with dolphins - check Shaking a famous football players hand - check

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Honest Bogota City Guide

I've been wandering these mean city streets for years. Taking taxis, riding packed buses, going to parties, shopping, bargaining, living and eating like the locals do, so this is my little guide to help you when you arrive. Please, let me know if you have any questions, let's begin! Bogota is the capital of Colombia, South America. It’s the fourth largest city of Latin America; home to more than 8 million people. The weather is pleasant. It’s not very hot due to its high altitude.

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Create roots or wander endlessly?

This life of ours is a short one. So, let’s look at the various options we have and try to decide if we want to settle down with a job, business and family, or wander around the planet till the end of time… For women, one thing you should seriously ask yourselves is if you want to have kids or not. Most doctors will recommend that you bear children before you are 35 years of age to ensure the healthiest conditions for your pregnancy. Unfortunately, when we go head-on into an education and career, that can take decades of our lives...

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How to Deprogram Your Mind Today

The human mind is the most sophisticated phenomenon in the world. We have created all manner of devices and accomplished countless feats far beyond the imagination of those past. Basically, we’re equipped with natural supercomputers in our heads that are more powerful than nature itself. BUT we must understand that from the time we are born there are an innumerable amount of stimuli, like television, internet, and our culture, that are fighting for our attention, attempting to motivate our behavior and shopping patterns.

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The Mad One – Part Five

“Move, move it faster! If you don't stay with them, they drag you behind the machines,” said the old translator. “I’m tired and hungry. We’ve been walking for three days now!” “It doesn't matter. Have many more days to hike, so better move the faster, otherwise will torture you.” “I told you. They won't lay a finger on me. I’m a genius. Do you know what a fucking genius is? It means I’m smarter than all these bastards. Although, I still don’t know exactly how their machines work. We don't have those in my country. It must be some hydraulic robotic tech equipped with motion sensors. I haven't really worked with robots before. Of course, I understand the theories, but I'm more of a chemist

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The Scottish Picts (Guest Post)
Elgin Cathedral with Pict Symbolism

The Scottish Picts (Guest Post)

Scotland is rich with diverse histories. As a child, I knew I was Scots-Irish. As a teen, I felt different, somehow. As an adult, I learned I share a bloodline with ancient Picts of the Scottish Highlands. The Picts were self-educated in all forms of nature from weather patterns to rainfalls, from plant life to waterways. They could traverse the most complex marshes and survive to tell others how to do so. The culture survived the iron age and into Medieval Europe. The culture did not survive Christianity’s purge of Western Europe. Because Picts did not record their lives, all that is learned about the Pict culture comes from

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