I missed having to go to Vietnam by less than a year when the war ended. I would have gone. I'm always grateful and thankful for those who served in Vietnam for me and my family; I always thanks them personally when I cross paths with such brave souls.
Either the title of the documentary Muscle Shoals resonates with you -- in which case it resonates hard -- or you have no idea what it means. But you should -- or you should find out by watching the movie, one of the year's most entertaining and enriching nonfiction films.
Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.
I got lucky: my father wasn't a junkie, nearly as famous as John Phillips, nor negligent as most celebrity parents. He was just a cookie pusher. I know plenty of Hollywood kids who still struggle with being whole.