Five 70 year old US vets return to a jungle of Vietnam to recover the remains of a friend and also ingots of gold owned by the US Govt. It was never going to be easy.
FREE STATE OF JONES"They will arrest me and kill you", says the character of Newton Knight to Moses in the movie Free State of Jones.
A Mississippi small farmer realises that the war the confederates wage with the union is to make the rich richer. He leads a band of renegade small farmers and former enslaved persons who declare independence. An interesting folk hero from Mississippi.
August Wilson's play Fences adapted for film by Denzel Washington. So many pithy truisms can be attached here:
Take limes and make lemonade
Most men live lives of quiet desperation
Marriage has teeth.
A man, feeling the weight of unfulfilled dreams, sacrifices the love of his closest as a way to temper frustration
A woman who defines herself through her husband realizes she may have built a castle in the sky.
LIFE IN COLOUR
Presentation on how colours are recognized and used in the natural world. Who is seeing what colours. A fascinating and visually delightful outlay.
The ultimate death before dishonor story.
Do you have a bank account, financial stock, work in law enforcement?
Know that there are people who play international money and power games with computers.
Chinese and US cyberpolice use a convicted hacker to try and catch another.
Along the way we see that some women fall in love when they see brute strength.
Criminals are out there with middle east warfare and Latin American narco credentials
Knives, guns, bombs, helicopters, subway, fast boat, cars, planes all have roles.
With the help of the village layabout, handsome village fool and an autistic person, the monk reopens the temple and a school and through good works begins to threaten the status quo. In each act of life, you earn merit or you lose it.
Mary Magdalene. She is not named among the 12 apostles but was absolutely there where and when it mattered.
When the going got tough, Andrew, James, Thomas, Simon Peter and others went into hiding, but she was there standing with Mary mother of Jesus and the apostle John (who Jesus loved) at the crucifixion and helped to secure the body.
Mary M went to the tomb early Sunday morning knowing soldiers were on guard and also not knowing how they was going to move the stone that blocked the entry to the tomb.
Jamaican revitalists have celebrated her faith with the song "Mother the great stone got to move".
Mary was able to give a first person account of the resurrected Christ.
Pair that with Father Abraham's ignorant, and ill-treated slave babymother, Hagar, who in her lowest moments of despair still prayed to "The God Who Sees Me". Her faith sustained her to find a way out of her troubles.
As George Michael sings
You Gotta Have Faith.
it ends well.
Ram sets out to study agriculture in Egypt, the "country of light" but his jealous brothers deceived him and he lives as a slave in Egypt where he distinguishes himself and achieves his goal. Despite the entrenched religious/political culture, he never abandons his God.
The author, Swan Jonelle Murdock, says on her LinkedIn profile that this book was written to captivate and inspire its readers. Available on Amazon.