No, Nyet, Nein!

How often do you say “no” to things that would interfere with your goals? I’d like to say I often say no to things that interfere with my goals. However, I must say that I often decide to do things that I think fit in with my goals, and they then turn out to beContinue reading “No, Nyet, Nein!”

Wanted: Super Power X

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had? If could have any super power, what would it be? I have had dreams in which I flew and that seemed pretty cool. I considered reading other people’s minds might be fun, but I’ve seen some films that feature that and it oftenContinue reading “Wanted: Super Power X”

That One Teacher

Who was your most influential teacher? Why? In my memoir, Immaculate Misconceptions: Tales of Catholic School, I talk about Sister Francis Borgia who gave me a direction to the arts and literature after the ineffective science teacher and the kreb cycle destroyed my potential career in science. Years later, I tried to find her toContinue reading “That One Teacher”

More Creative Time

What do you wish you could do more every day? When I retired, people said, “But what will you do with all that free time?” This was, of course, a subtle way of suggesting that only working is a meaningful way to spend one’s life and that I’d be bored without standing in front ofContinue reading “More Creative Time”


What tattoo do you want and where would you put it? I’ve often said about tattoos: “I know what I’d get and where, I just don’t know why I would.” So the first part: the Eye of Horus, on my chest, just left of my heart. I have always liked the look of the EgyptianContinue reading “Tattoo?”


What is one word that describes you? When I looked at the prompt for today, the first word that came to my mind, was “creative.” My mind is constantly rolling with new ideas, at least new to me. (We have been told that there is “nothing new under the sun.“) But my mind really neverContinue reading “Creative”

More on AI Creation

In my last blog post I talked about creating a video with various digital and AI tools. Here’s part two. I recently worked on creating some video scripts to continue the process of educating those interested in theatre; even though I’m retired, I still want to disseminate some info that I’ve gleaned over the years.Continue reading “More on AI Creation”

Lose Yourself in the Flow

What activities do you lose yourself in? When I am writing or working on making a film, I often experience the phenomenon of missing time, usually associated with alien abduction. (There are those aliens again!) But the one activity I have always lost myself in, while still being acutely aware of (the) time, has beenContinue reading “Lose Yourself in the Flow”

More Equipment1

Where would you go on a shopping spree? A few years back a friend of mine asked: “What would make you truly happy?” And my answer, after only a brief moments reflection, was, “To make films.” I had started that process in high school, ad had put it aside for a career in the theatre.Continue reading “More Equipment1”

Play Post Mortem

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? This post may not quite answer the prompt, but I’ll pretend I’m a politician and answer the question I want to. I’ve often linked my theatre production process to the scientific method. I’d come up with a hypothesis, which is my directorialContinue reading “Play Post Mortem”