The first two seasons of the show made me feel nostalgic for answering machines, pay phones, and video stores

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The first season of Seinfeld came out in 1989, and it ended its run in 1998. Seinfeld and its absurdities were staples of my TV viewing growing up. Over the holidays, I rewatched a lot of seasons 1 and 2.

On this rewatch, I liked seeing the fashion from those…

I wonder if I have this condition that I didn’t know about until now

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These are stressful times. We have COVID, climate change, political division, supply shortages, and nagging anxiety from seeing pictures of sad, hulking container ships lined up and stranded in the ocean, waiting to be unloaded.

The other day, I read a Washington Post article that alerted me to a new…

My three recent trips to the cinema after a pandemic hiatus from moviegoing

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Movie theaters are an escape and sanctuary. For two hours, real life pauses and your mind can fly with the film, above, and beyond it. I used to go to a movie every couple of weeks, sometimes every week.

It was strange not going to a movie for over a…

A journal-like dispatch with small and soon-to-be-forgotten incidents

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This week I went on a hike in Shenandoah National Park. I had been on this trail once before, and its lovely river and waterfall views drew me back. I got to the park early, around 7 a.m., …

Vanessa Resler

Writing about life, movies, and other things.

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