“I will do water – beautiful, blue water.” ~Claude Monet Having been born and raised a desert rat in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, I have a great appreciation for water. Any kind of water. Swimming pools are a treat. Rain is galvanizing, of course. Springs, rivers, lakes, oceans – I try to experience them…… Continue reading Waters Of Life And Luxury
Sitting outside recently – enjoying the gentle spring breezes wimpling the leaves, while snacking on green chili pistachios (I know, how very New Mexican) – I realized that if anybody had told me 40 years ago I would be eating gourmet pistachios grown right outside my home town, I would have told them they were…… Continue reading No Going Home
I’m finding the older I get the more “anniversaries” clutter up the memory banks. Seriously, I have anniversaries for everything. Or maybe it’s just a way for me to keep track of things. A mental filing system, if you will. With that in mind, this year is a big one. Apparently threes and eights are…… Continue reading Baked Goods
I’m really amazed at the difference a year can make. This past weekend was my birthday, which has never been a big deal in my book, but this year was different. I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that last year at this time I was undergoing biopsies, tests and other…… Continue reading Numbers Game
Everything moves slowly here in the Southwest. It’s one of the demons I battle on an almost daily basis. Having been born and bred right here in New Mexico, I’m very familiar with the “land of mañana” mentality. Being away for 25 years, however, eating dogs and swimming with sharks in San Francisco, Los Angeles…… Continue reading Art Of The Con
Editor’s note: I wrote this on Monday, August 22, but because of a lack of wifi, wasn’t able to upload it until today. Small price to pay. Now where was I? Oh, yes! I have a confession to make. I am besotted with the Mimbres Valley of Southeastern New Mexico. Oh, we’d flirted before and…… Continue reading Gettin’ ‘er Done!
There’s a kind of magic that happens when putting together a feature film project. Sure, everybody says that, but having been on the inside, both now and years ago when I worked for Paramount Pictures, I can tell you, watching a project like Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades take shape is truly marvelous. To go from…… Continue reading The Devil In The Detail