People, Dead Or Alive, I Would Want To Have A Conversation With Who Made The 70’s So Groovy.
Last week, The Guardian published an article stating that Amsterdam was going to phase out black Pete ‘zwarte Piet’ from its winter festival. Since, I’m originally from The Netherlands, I’ve been following this story for years. The Dutch tradition of Saint Nicholas, which is much different than Santa Claus, has the Bishop arrive by steam […]
I ran into my neighbor across the hall last night. Why is this “blog worthy” you ask? Is she a playboy bunny? No, he isn’t. Maybe he’s J.K. Rowling’s long-lost adult son? Don’t be absurd. That would be Ron Weasley. Does he stay indoors keeping vigil over Joseph Merrick’s remains and then sneak out only on […]
A friend posted this quote on FB. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself.” It was from her sister and therefore it wasn’t really open for debate. Never criticize some one’s family in a public forum, because no matter how wrong or absurd, there is […]
There’s a pain in my gut, but it doesn’t last. It stings for a few moments, sometimes several days. Rarely long enough to make a difference. It might fester, if only I let it. I’m afraid. I try to convince myself it’s better for everyone around me if I just ignore it. If I focus […]
A tall young man strides purposefully through an upscale London street of row houses at night. A light mist fills the air. The lamp post leading up to number 72 is burnt out. The young man stops in front of that home and stares up at the second floor window. “I had a normal childhood. More or less. […]
Soup in bowl, Sunday! The day I look forward to the top teams in the NFL competing for the Vince Lombardi trophy and also the only day of the year people actually look forward to watching commercials. So much in fact, that some people record the game just for the ads and go to the […]
Swaying gently in the breeze, squeaking setting me at ease, light refracts in her eyes, is she ready for my surprise? Am I? Fifty years of shared joy, at heart, he’s still a boy, so glad he asked that sunny day, swept off my feet, each and every way. Flesh is old, years passed by, […]
I’ve hated winter for most of my adult life. Especially January 😦 As a child I loved playing in the snow, ice-skating on lumpy outdoor rinks under the crystal blue Canadian sky, pressing my fingers against the ice that had formed from the condensation in the corners of our single paned windows, and following leaf […]
Perspective. How does the way you see yourself limit your goals? I’m sure many of you made new year’s resolutions this past week. I did. Some of them were the same as last years; like learning to play Rhapsody in Blue on the piano. Some of them are new; like finishing a movie script based on my grandfather’s […]
I spent the afternoon helping my good friend Eric doing electrical work in his Park City condo. Savanah came along, so that we could visit the Ice Castles in Midway afterward. We did what we could to get as many light fixtures in as possible and almost got the new cook-top wired before Eric had […]
I was going to blog about the poor air quality, but if you live, or have lived along the Wasatch front, you already know 😦 cough cough Instead, I’ll tell you about my first visit to the Provo City Library to meet with the Utah Valley’s Writers. I’ve been meaning to attend one of their meetings […]
For the third straight year I was fortunate enough to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert live and in person. It’s one of the best produced performances I’ve ever seen. This year the headliners were soprano Deborah Voigt and one of my favorite actors John Rhys-Davies, who played Sallah in the Indiana Jones movies […]
My second, and last day on set of Mythica. Fourteen hours in a stone freezer! Luckily my costume included many, many layers. But my poor toes! If you read my last post or if you were there with me, you know just how cold it was. I learned a lot on the set. It was […]
I spent the day as an extra on a film set for a movie called “Mythica”. It was a last minute thing I did for a Facebook friend and a little extra cash. She e-mailed me the details last night. Call time 9AM The Castle Amphitheater – Provo, Utah Inside, so you’ll be warm The […]
Relics Of A Tragic Past.