Too Earnest

The sometimes serious, but generally frivolous, musings of a city girl now living in the woods.

Author Archives: Girlsage

SCOTUS and DOMA and VRA, Oh My!

This post is dedicated to my friend Mary, who first taught me the phrase “zero-sum game” and helped me to know that justice and liberation are not zero-sum games.  There … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another Movie aaand …. It’s Oscar Season!

I actually saw Silver Linings Playbook before I saw The Impossible, but with the plague going around our house, I was forced into survival mode.  No extraneous writing.  Just snuggling … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Disaster Porn

Disaster porn.  That’s a thing, right? I don’t want to Google it because then I would know I didn’t make it up and it just seeped into my subconscious because … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zero Dark Thirty and Its Accompanying Mindf/cks

Photo from Sony Pictures Studios Let me start this review with a few declarations.  I think you should know what you are getting yourself into. (1)  I am not a … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment


Yesterday, I went to see Les Miserables.  How was it? Well, I am not made of stone, people.  Those first few notes of One Day More come through the theater … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

Drunks on a Plane

Movie poster image from Paramount Pictures. I went to see Flight a few days ago with a dear friend.  And thank god he was there, because, damn.  Damn. The Synopsis … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Solstice, Y’all

Let us welcome the sun. Margaret Atwood lends us these words: Shapechangers in Winter I. Through the slit of our open window, the wind comes in and flows around us, … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment