Married Life

Ups and downs


You probably saw the animated Pixar film, UP, when it was released years ago. Millions did.

It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

If you’re a film fan, you may enjoy reading THIS, the explanation of why this film was so successful and still means so much to so many people.

And why it probably always will.

The backstory of Carl and Ellie had to be established before the heart of the film could be effective.

Up was created to be emotionally impactful. The director knew that even feel good stories need pathos.

Long marriages are stories of plans made, priorities changed, challenges faced, lives built together, dreams postponed, sometimes, but not forgotten…

Today, Shannon and I have been married 45 years.

We haven’t lived all of our dreams, but we’re not done yet either.

I am the luckiest man in the world, and I – especially this year – am thankful.

Happy Anniversary, babe. I love you!