What have I learned in the four decades I’ve spent pursuing my craft as a writer? Pretty much the same thing I’ve learned in the 25 years I’ve worked in film. The truth is, there are no hard and fast rules. Everybody wants to know what works and what doesn’t. Many are happy to oblige,…… Continue reading Rules? What Rules?
Scrolling through my archives I stumbled upon a little ditty I posted on Valentine’s Day back in 2014. It’s been making the rounds at this time of the year ever since 1996, but never seems to go out of style. If you haven’t already seen it, take a trip down memory lane HERE. XXXOOO!
Do you ever wonder whose job it is to put all those damned stickers on every single avocado in the store? I do, especially when I’m hand washing a bushel of avocados in order to make a metric ton of guacamole. Never mind why I would be making so much guacamole. It’s not about that,…… Continue reading A Sticking Point
What does it really mean when somebody says he or she is living the dream? I’ve wondered that my entire life. Everybody seems to be in pursuit of a dream, looking for the man or woman of their dreams, working towards a dream life. All of which is kind of strange to me, but maybe…… Continue reading Perchance To Dream
My writing habits have changed considerably over the last three decades. What once was a struggle, often co-opted by distractions – friends, family, pets, television, telephones and, yes, even surfing the internet – has gradually, over time, become a practice easily fallen into without diversion. I attribute this, not only to a long career filled…… Continue reading To Be A Writer
Life is about change. We all know this to be true, even those who fear change and dedicate their lives to trying to prevent it. For some, change is scary. Suspect. Threatening. Unfortunately, without change there is no innovation. Without change there is no advancement. Without change there is only stagnation. Which is not to…… Continue reading Accepting Change
Here’s what I’ve learned about life during the 56 years I have danced across this mostly inhospitable spinning ball of rock and water: It’s always about the little things. It isn’t about ceremonies, or holidays, or resolutions, or promises. It’s about sharing those finer moments, even if they are shrouded in uncertainty or pain. It’s…… Continue reading Conjugal Thoughts