Lex Barrie


I would just like to mention on the side that I have reached 1,000 posts on The Write Practice (which is the group in which I do my creative writing course through) 🙂

The other thing I wanted to talk about though was death. The death of a man who set the platform for what acting in the 70’s and 80’s could be like. Burt Reynolds.

I will be honest, I never watched his movies. But I have heard a lot about them and their legacy. I was at work when I heard what had happened. From behind the counter of the store, I could see the news channels flashing his face upon a lonely screen. It was sad.

He died of cardiac arrest in a Florida hospital early yesterday morning. Several stars were all over Twitter saying their goodbyes to a man who shaped their careers. A man who was an inspiration to other men in film. My parents sat up part of the night talking about their favourite films. I only knew his face upon first glance because he was in that one episode of Golden Girls 😉

All the same though. The world has lost an icon and it is a sad day.

The final thing I wanted to mention before signing off though was that this blog is officially one month old tomorrow. It has been a wild ride. I have had ups and downs (which, for those of you that have been reading these in and out of date, you would know) but at the end of the day, this is still the thing I am most proud of.

I plan to try out some new material in the next month and hopefully get better as a writer for every month that follows.

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