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ABUNDANCE

ABUNDANCE

My mother, Marion Ross, believes in Abundance.  That’s Abundance with a capital “A”. And to know her is to understand perfectly what she means; she truly seems to want for nothing.  It makes it hard for us to buy her presents at Christmastime; she already has everything. Part of her abundance is expressed by absence,

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!

Cultural High Water Mark: The Return of Return to Forever Last year Tamra and I had the great good fortune of seeing Chick Corea and Return to Forever perform live at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The recordings that were made of that tour are now available, and I just heard the CD and

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An Appeal to my Fellow Commercial Actors

An Appeal to my Fellow Commercial Actors

I’ve been a professional actor now for over 25 years.  During that time I’ve been involved with the making of many hundreds of TV and radio commercials. Commercials are one of the ways we actors stay alive thru times between other, more artistic projects like plays, films and television shows.  One can make a good

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THANKS, but NO THANKS

THANKS, but NO THANKS

Wherein the author proposes a simple action towards ending slavishness.

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Embarrassment and the Zeitgeist

Embarrassment and the Zeitgeist

Okay, so we are all very different. Got that. Thanks to TV we know that we are all basically the same kind of species, anyway, and most of us individually have the same worries and concerns, family, income, health, blah, blah, blah. Right? But we have a lot of different interests and totally different dreams

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INAUGURATION DAY 2009: The Positive Power of Ideas

INAUGURATION DAY 2009: The Positive Power of Ideas

My thoughts on the inaugural address of President Barack Obama.

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FROST/NIXON

FROST/NIXON

Notes after the L.A. Premiere My wife, Tamra and daughter Taylor and I went to the Los Angeles premiere of Ron Howard’s new film, Frost/Nixon tonight, and it is very compelling and well made, and a story well worth telling in today’s world. I play a small role of one of Nixon’s speech writers and

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