.Christian Chensvold

He did not actually have to face this danger that day when crossing the bridge; what he did have to face was fear itself, and there’s a reason the wise man said that there’s really nothing to fear but fear itself, because it acts so irrationally upon the imagination on which it feeds. Photo by Carl Solder GGB Like a bridge over troubled waters.
Jun 29, 2022

Anxious Crossings – A bridge too far

By Christian Chensvold As we came out of the tunnel and the bridge came into view, the busload of kids let out a roar, but...
Jun 22, 2022

Do Nothing

The most difficult endeavor By Christian Chensvold Here’s a simple test to check your health that doesn’t require any medical paraphernalia or professional diagnosis. It’s the...
"Here I am…arguing the case for cutting the cord on your streaming services and building your own Library of Alexandria of your top-100 films of all time, and just watching those." Photo courtesy of Alive Films/Nelson Entertainment CLOSE SHAVE John Lone and Linda Fiorentino star in ‘The Moderns.’
Jun 15, 2022

Home Movies – Building your own, personal film library

By Christian Chensvold This week in June of 1988, I graduated from Santa Rosa High School, and the following morning set off on my first...
Photo courtesy of EMI ADDICTED Robert Palmer’s music videos are mini microcosms of cosmic force.
Jun 8, 2022

Simply Irresistible – Cosmic dance

By Christian Chensvold If you were lucky enough to have lived through the last great decade to be a teenager—the ’80s, of course—then you invariably...
Apr 27, 2022

See vs. Know: A look within

Before the modern age, when people turned their backs on the immortals, who turned their backs on us in turn, gods and men were...
Apr 13, 2022

Touring the Trees in Sonoma County

There are some questions one resents being asked.  You may have had this reaction when someone annoyingly queries, “Would you rather live by the forest...
Mar 2, 2022

Hands Together — Living on a Prayer

“Spiritual but not religious” is a cliche in common parlance, which means people parrot the phrase but are usually unable to explain what they...
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Feb 23, 2022

Gone Girl — Ego Death in Film

After an extended look at the character arc of Luke Skywalker, we cap off our New Year’s series on rebirth by examining a female...