Author Archives: Oliver Chase

Unfinished West

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Dedicated to the writers and readers of Crestview, Florida and her surrounding communities. Thanks for the memories. Jack stood in front of the painting. Something just didn’t ring true, so he turned to Ashley. “I can tell, Ash.” “No, you can’t,” she said. Her smile as enigmatic as another more famous face, albeit in Paris and not New York. “Even… Read more »

Foyle’s War – A One On Review

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For grownups, children are our primary critics. Don’t like it? Get over it. It’s true now, was true when you and I were growing up, and it’ll be true when our grand kids see their parents as something other than super heroes. Today, of course we’ve forced our kids to grow up early, so we should be prepared for major… Read more »

Someone Else’s Sage Moments

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I have a terrific friend who’s fond of passing on a joke to the lucky few of us on his email list. The brief note usually comes in the morning when I first crack the machine’s lid and warm my brain for a productive day spilling my guts. Like today. James Clear opined I shouldn’t open this type of email,… Read more »

A Life Lesson

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A few weeks ago, I penned a sentimental, even sophomoric  piece about a dog and the end of a personal era.  During the same general slice of life, we added a few former stray and abandoned cats, the mainstay’s of my daughter’s stable. She was off to subdue life’s next stubborn obstacle and we were left holding the fort and… Read more »

Movie Review: Arrival

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Arrival   When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Director: Denis Villeneuve Writers: Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by) Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker   A Gulf Coast South Mississippi Review Sorry. No good ole’ boys and girls… Read more »