Timothy B. Smith Presents:

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Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin Williams delivers a fantastic performance in this movie about love, family, and adapting to new circumstances

Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire © 20th Century Fox

This review contains spoilers.

I’d forgotten how terrible Sally Field’s character looks in this film. Sure, co-parenting with someone like Daniel must be hell. He’s the eternal good cop, which means the other parent ends up always being the bad guy.

Still, as their marriage falls apart, and custody hearings commence, he’s treated as though he’s some type of danger to his children when Daniel is nothing but a loving and caring father.

When I originally watched this film as a child, I remember being heartbroken that Miranda and Daniel don’t patch things up and get back together. As an adult, I realize the ending is perfect. As much as I love movies to escape reality, in a sense I believe they serve to help us cope with real life too.

So yes, Mrs. Doubtfire is a funny film sure to give you some great laughs. But it’s also a movie with a lot of heart, a spectacular performance from Robin Williams, and filled with great life lessons.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Nik’s Minimalist Wallet from Tom Bihn

Can’t get any more minimal than this

Minimalist Wallet open on table
The #3 has a clear pocket on the inside for your ID.

I bought myself a new wallet from Tom Bihn. Ever since I’ve had a wallet, it’s always been some type of black leather. It was time to switch it up, so I went with the #3 in Dawn. Interestingly, I already had a minimalist wallet, but this one is even smaller.

Minimalist Wallet from Tom Bihn
The wallet is so slim, you can put it in your back or front pocket comfortably.

If you’re in the market for a new wallet, take a look at this one. Starting at $24, you can’t go wrong.

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