Friday, January 8, 2010

living with what we've become

I was reading a review about a new TV show (America Magazine - TNT's 'Men of a Certain Age') starring one of my favorite actors; Andre Braugher from Homide: Life on the Street (the Jesuit educated Detective Frank Pembleton!). The writer, theology Professor Terrance Klein of Fordham Univerity, hits a home run with the last sentence -- living with what we've become -- ouch ;-) Reflect on that fellas.

By the end of the first episode, Owen has confronted his father; Terry, his
bully; and Joe beats up an inflatable green Incredible Hulk. None finds the
satisfaction they had sought, but I don’t think any adult viewer will find this
show to be a disappointment. The series uses the Beach Boys’ “When I Grow Up to
Be a Man” as a cover song. Perfect. No one dreams of growing up to become these
three men, but then that’s the challenge of being a man of a certain age. Living
with what we’ve become.

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