HOW TO HANDLE INSULTS

By | 2019-03-15T20:36:33+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I don’t like coarseness, generally.  It’s not that I’m delicate, or prudish particularly, it’s just a question of preference. If at all possible, I try not to put into the minds of my audience images that are unpleasant [...]

AN UNSAVORY FACT

By | 2019-03-15T20:28:34+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I don’t like coarseness, generally.  It’s not that I’m delicate, or prudish particularly, it’s just a question of preference. If at all possible, I try not to put into the minds of my audience images that are unpleasant [...]

DOOM AND THRILLS

By | 2019-03-07T02:41:53+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I don’t mean to be fatalistic, but it sometimes strikes me how impossible it all is.I mean, really ALL of it.If you take your eye off of the immediate goals, off of the very next [...]

HAVE WE MET?

By | 2019-02-25T22:36:16+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I discovered that I have been suffering from a delusion.When I arrange to meet with a new person, I often consider that it’s going to be disappointing, a waste of time.I later come away shocked [...]

HAVE WE MET?

By | 2019-02-14T23:17:56+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I discovered that I have been suffering from a delusion.When I arrange to meet with a new person, I often consider that it’s going to be disappointing, a waste of time.I later come away shocked [...]

ATTENTION MUST BE PAID

By | 2019-02-11T03:47:24+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I was a boy, growing up while my mom, Marion Ross was starring as “Mrs. C” on the ABC comedy Happy Days, there was a framed copy of an article about her on the wall [...]

DREAMS OF A PHOENIX

By | 2019-02-11T02:29:11+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Whenever I am standing outside the lavatory on a commercial flight, I stare down the long aisle at the 200 or so people watching TV screens inches from their faces.  They are in effect, dreaming [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]