In our push to liberate ourselves from foreign oil, a process called “fracking” – hydraulic fracturing of land in order to extract elements to be used for natural gas – has started taking center stage in our discourse on energy alternatives. The process has been bandied about and has both positives and negatives; a lot of focus has been put on the environmental effects and the drawbacks that this process can have. Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land takes us into the lives of two oil company employees tasked with the job of buying out an economically stagnant small town for fracking purposes. Working from a script by stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, Van Sant focuses on characters that make this country move, no matter how small or large.
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Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Bonnie Carroll, founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and the real-life person who actress Vinessa Shaw plays in Universal’s new film, Big Miracle.
On Wednesday, January 25th, Washington D.C. will play host to the star-studded world premiere of Universal Picture’s newest film Big Miracle. The event will be co-hosted by both Universal pictures and The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). While the film itself is based on a heartwarming true story, the connection that the film, and its premiere have to the TAPS organization and Washington D.C. is also a heartwarming true story in itself.
Friendships can be tricky. Depending on the number of friends you have you may find yourself having a friend who’s a push-over, or someone who always has to get their way. You could be that one who has to get their way, or worse yet, you could be the push-over friend. And if you were/are the push-over friend, just how far do you go to stand up for yourself before you threaten the friendship itself? It’s a tough question. Ultimately though you have to stand up for yourself, no matter how hard it can be.