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One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast

We make friends in our youth, sometimes not knowing what will become of each other once the tassel has been flipped and the cap has been thrown into the air.  Then, years later, the opportunity to snag a long overdue hug arises.  Two friends find themselves thrown back into the past for a brief moment before gaining a new sense of pride and perspective for what the other has gone through over the years.  Continue reading One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast

The News That Took Me Back Over 30 Years…

Earlier in the week, I received news that instantly took me back to a scene in the 1986 Rob Reiner movie, Stand By Me, based off the novella by Stephen King.  Richard Dreyfuss’ character, Gordie LaChance, was sitting in his truck along the side of the old country-looking road.  He was deep in thought, pensive after having just heard the news that an old childhood friend, Chris Chambers, was dead.   It had been years since the two had spoken.  The memories he had were from when they were barely teenagers, but the thought of Chris having been taken from this Earth brought those memories back as if they had just happened the day prior. Where did the time go?  What separated them in life?  Well, I didn’t read my news in a newspaper…it was on a Facebook post.  It wasn’t even a close friend, to be honest.  He was just a kid who grew up in the same neighborhood I did – but the news cut through the heart like a knife and brought back so many childhood memories.  It had me deep in thought all week. Continue reading The News That Took Me Back Over 30 Years…