8 09, 2017


By | 2017-09-08T18:52:21+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Of all the things the world needs right now, another label is probably not it. Yet, there is a term missing from our language that would be useful. We currently have the noun, “Bigot”, meaning [...]

6 09, 2017


By | 2017-09-06T00:04:56+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I just took a short tally, and after 30-odd years of being a professional myself, I’ve personally worked with about ten Academy Award winning actors. The first was the great Paul Newman, with whom I [...]

27 03, 2017

To Sketch, or Not To Sketch

By | 2017-03-27T05:50:11+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Something happens to me sometimes when I am drawing or painting; I have a realization about acting. They are related activities, of course, just very different kinds of art. Painting and drawing are more or [...]

10 03, 2017


By | 2017-03-10T22:37:08+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

My old friend, actor/screenwriter Jim Ritz used to have an expression when speaking of celebrities that were famous not due to talent, but to other circumstances; they were members of the “Hall of Luck”. Real [...]

1 03, 2017


By | 2017-03-01T22:21:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meskimen's Law is a thing. I discovered it by accident years ago– it was on one of those daily tear off calendar pads, with a quote for the day, and there it was: Meskimen’s Law. [...]

20 12, 2016

RICH LITTLE: The First and The Best

By | 2016-12-20T22:12:38+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rich Little, the First and Best By Jim Meskimen It’s true that the first person to excel at anything has a distinct advantage over those that follow. But in the case of impressionist Rich Little, [...]

27 11, 2016

The View From Here

By | 2016-11-27T23:54:20+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As the bitter smoke from the recent election clears (or as smoldering ashes flare up and expel bitter smoke again and again) it seems from where I sit that although we, as Americans and citizens of [...]

1 11, 2016


By | 2016-11-01T17:45:29+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Is there anything more irritating than an unwanted “auto-correct” from your phone or computer? You just want to text your friend Mercedes that she made you laugh, and auto-correct “suggests” that “Muscle-relaxant, you are a [...]