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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So, we went to the Hollywood Bowl this last week to see Tom Jones and Van Morrison perform. I know, right? We’ve been ticking off the 70’s icons of rock and folk over the last [...]
We have to take orders, of course, all the time. From bosses, naturally, but also our spouses, friends, law enforcement, government agencies, etc. We’d all probably rather we give orders than take them, but we [...]
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