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13 01, 2019

NOISE AND ILLUSION

By | 2019-01-13T23:05:13+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I’m writing this from Newhall, California, on a location not far from the former Melody Ranch, where the filming of a network police drama is underway.   I have a guest starring role in this [...]

26 12, 2018

Department Store Santy

By | 2018-12-26T20:58:11+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The skinny old guy sitting in my office was saying, “I don’t have no family, so long hours on a holiday don’t bother me any.  You can count on me, I been a Santy for [...]

21 12, 2018

Mimeo Memories

By | 2018-12-21T21:41:04+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The magic of Christmas has been written about by far more interesting writers than I, but I had my own special experience with the season.Let’s talk Christmas presents. The best present I ever got from [...]

21 12, 2018

The Opioid Addict Next Door

By | 2018-12-21T21:51:20+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Opioid epidemic, which easily drifts from the public spotlight, continues to rage on.But as shameful and devastating as it is, it’s only one aspect of America’s drug woes.Of course, drug addiction has been around [...]

3 12, 2018

From the Other Side of the Glass

By | 2018-12-03T07:30:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

As I write this, a little bit of Meskimen family history is unfurling… I’m in the green room at Village Recording studios in Santa Monica, famous for many hits that were recorded here by Fleetwood [...]

21 11, 2018

A THANKSGIVING WISH FOR YOU

By | 2018-11-21T06:50:00+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

May the holidays provide you rest, peace, space for your own thoughts, hope where none has been able to thrive, enjoyment of people you love, a little exercise, delicious food, some insights, opportunities, and an [...]

15 11, 2018

FACE VALUE

By | 2018-11-15T02:31:00+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In my youth, I believed that when I got to be a certain age, (such as the age I am now) I would have become “wise”. Silly me. That’s almost as silly as believing that [...]

2 11, 2018

Fiction: The Mulberry Tree

By | 2018-11-02T23:18:40+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

This is a story that flitted into my mind one morning a couple of weeks ago, and reminded me of stories I’ve read in The New Yorker magazine written by Japanese writers and translated into [...]

23 10, 2018

SHE RODE THE BIG NINE-OH

By | 2018-10-23T06:49:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

My mother, Marion Ross, to whom I owe so much, is celebrating her 90th birthday this month. She’s had such an inspiring and positive effect on my life and on the lives of my family, [...]

12 10, 2018

THE DOWNSIDE OF EMPATHY

By | 2018-10-12T05:53:20+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As empathy is a part of the physical universe, it naturally has an evil twin. In my case, my empathy has helped me to master impressions and create performances, as well as paintings, illustrations, portraits, [...]