Monthly Archives: August 2016

PHOTOS & STILLS – 2016

Originally posted on GARDNER SPEAKS:
Updated file of photos and stills from video, film, stage work, commercials, and stock-photo modeling. These were all taken in the last few years. Photographers include: John Abrahante, Stevens Anazco, Simone Becchetti, Michael Beckert, Daniel Bendjy, Veronica Cerna, Mindo Cikanavicius, Grant Delin, Michael Duva, Robert Englebright, Emiliano Granado, Ellen Hart, Keith…

GIRDLES FOR THE MEN OF BOSTON

Originally posted on GARDNER SPEAKS:
After I first posted this, it became one of my most-viewed blog posts. Perhaps googlers thought it would be titillating. It was especially popular in other countries. ? ? When I was a kid, one of the Boston newspapers had a section in the women’s pages called “Confidential Chat.” Women…

The Train to D.C.

I knew a woman—we can call her Jill—whose husband couldn’t cope. She had to travel by herself from D.C. to New York City to take care of a particular situation. When you spent time with Jill, you started to wish that she would take care of your problems too, although you also wished you would […]

How I Faced Humiliation Because of My Drill

  At one time I worked in an upscale town that has a large, locally owned hardware store where I occasionally shopped during my lunch hour. You often hear their underwriting messages on our NPR station. They carry the usual items, like nails and furnace filters, as well as early-American wrought-iron drawer pulls and hinges. I […]

THE M.C.

CHARACTERS Jack Al SETTING A club. Microphone and a couple of tables. JACK This next guy is gonna absolutely kill you. I’m not easy to get to—my second ex-wife said I have a hide like samsonite—but this guy absolutely slays me. You know, I was privileged in 1989 to appear on a charity program with […]