Monthly Archives: May 2015

NEW LIVES

      If I reinvent myself every couple of years, will I ever get it right? Will it be, at my age, unseemly, like taking up tap dancing or modeling without clothes? * I’ve watched childbirth, with its trauma of being rushed helpless, without recourse, into a dry, cold, and glaring world. * The world […]

ON THE SMALL SCREEN SOON

There’s an upcoming hour-long episode on television’s Investigation Discovery channel in which I play the central character, who gets caught up in a murderous situation. I don’t know what the edited show will look like, but I was in 26 scenes, with 18 changes of wardrobe. It was two insane days of running from scene […]

SAN FRANCISCO, 1964

We were clean-cut kids, recent college graduates, two guys and two young women. We’d been brought from around the U.S. to California for Peace Corps training. It was 1964, and we were idealists of the JFK generation, supporters of his successor, LBJ, before we became aware of the ugliness of the situation in Vietnam. Our […]

SMOKING A PIPE

When I was 16, I told my father I wanted to try smoking a pipe. So he brought me to the local drug store, where he bought one of their inexpensive pipes, a pouch of cheap tobacco, and a package of pipe cleaners. On the sidewalk outside the store, he showed me how to pack […]

THE LESSON

This is the lesson of the mountains. You see spring come overnight and everything begins to flower. Plants grow quickly, since there isn’t much time. Spread roots, absorb the sunlight, bear fruit. Quickly, because the cold is sure to come: clouds, snow, barren trees. Be quick, don’t waste time, the mountains tell us.

MUSIC VIDEOS UPDATE – 5 15 15

Lumineers SUBMARINES 2,406,306 YouTube views Gentleman IN MY ARMS 869,421 YouTube views Born of Osiris FOLLOW THE SIGNS 2,935,725 YouTube views Fabulous Thunderbirds DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? 30,939 YouTube views

THE WEREWOLF OF BROADWAY

One cannot imagine a man-made monster or a werewolf creating a panic in the garish world of Times Square; more than likely he would be looked upon as a further interesting example of the native product.                                       […]