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23 11, 2017

THE URGE TO HOLE UP

By | 2017-11-23T04:18:22+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Every year around this time, if I am in my hometown, I begin to notice something happening to me. I begin to want to hibernate. Not exactly hibernate. I don’t really want to sleep. I [...]

9 11, 2017

KEEPER OF THE WALL

By | 2017-11-09T01:00:59+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tamra Meskimen loves acting and loves actors. That sentence could describe a lot of people, I know… But Tamra Meskimen REALLY loves actors. And she demonstrates that dedication every day, as the boots-on-the-ground presence at [...]

3 10, 2017

HELP IS WHAT MAKES US US

By | 2017-10-03T05:45:33+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s interesting that we have entered into a sort of “Golden Age” of help. If you are looking for help with your kids, your business, getting a book published, learning to tie a bow tie, [...]

8 09, 2017

WHO YOU CALLIN’ A SPIGOT?

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

Oscar-Worthy

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

JUST MY LUCK

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

MESKIMEN’S LAW

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. [...]