Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie
Despite the suggestion that self-portraiture is a modern phenomenon, it most assuredly is not. The wide-spread availability of cameras and cell phones have made it easy for everyone to participate, but artists have been doing self portraits for as long as there have been artists. Any museum will support my statement.
Why do we put so much effort into our own…
Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years
When you think about retirement and “the golden years,” you probably think it means free time. After decades of deadlines, you can do what you want, when you want. Time to travel, time to sleep, time to be with friends.
It doesn’t usually work out that way. As a start, though I’m not sure why, the minute you retire, you’re incredibly busy. Nature abhors a…
Share Your World – 2014 Week 10
Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?
No idea. That’s pretty subjective. I’m happy with life in general, but there are areas with room for improvement. A stair lift. A all-terrain scooter. A car in…
Daily Prompt: The Heat is On
The high-tech world is fueled by pizza. If it had not already been invented, a group of developers trying to meet a deadline would have had to invent it.
I might have, invented it myself. As the only non-engineer on a development team, I was supposed to know about things like food. And complete sentences. And the difference between active and passive forms. Whew. That…
We went down to the dam in the middle of Uxbridge today. It was relatively warm today and there’s a lot of melting going.
I don’t remember exact day but it was warm. We shot in shirtsleeves in the lobby of the TV station. I couldn’t get a studio and was being urged to get the shoot finished as quickly as possible. The “suits” were unimpressed with Richard Jaeckel. James Coburn was the hot interview on the circuit as “Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid” was being pushed by publicists. Richard Jaeckel was…
A Golden Retriever guards his family’s SUV … and a beautiful Victorian home watches the parking lot as cars and people come and go.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective A distant then close perspective of a tiny historic church yields entirely different experiences.
“Just imagine how awful we’d feel,” I told Betty one day, “if we got to the end of our lives and never produced our play. Especially if we really could have. We’d always regret it.”
That’s how I convinced Betty to produce Liberation. We’d update the story. Tell it as a flashback. I knew she wasn’t entirely convinced, but that was her way. She was critical, skeptical of everything. It was her…