Healed…

All healed up in the wound world and preparing to head back into carpentry. Transitions of all kinds are moving through me as my body returns to a normal state of health. Walking and writing and reflecting in this state of healing has been powerful and transformational. The healing process allows you to go deep …

recovery….

Healing time….a chance to reflect and think of new goals and new dreams. My wound from my Necrotizing Fasciitis is shrinking but my aspirations keep growing. Amazing how your mind can pile on even when your body is in a rebuilding state. That is the amazing thing about human beings, we never stop reaching for …

the gift…..

I remember the card as if it were yesterday. But instead it was 2002. My first bout with Hairy cell Leukemia. Deborah Taylor, an acting professor from Patties University days wrote me a card. Deborah was a deep and thoughtful personality. She had been diagnosed with cancer as well and was commiserating. The note in …

necrotizing fasciitis…..

The very word is disturbing. Flesh eating disease. A bacteria that literally eats at you. Very bizarre in a conceptual form. Very frightening and real when it strikes in real time. On Oct 3rd I showed my first symptoms. On Oct 6th it had already eaten away at my flesh and I needed surgery. Luckily …

missed opportunity…….

This one hurts to write. But write it I must because it is about the life of a performer. Learning to navigate rejection and pain is part of the process. And this one goes into the books as a painful missed opportunity. Over the past year, because of my cinematography classes, I have visited Southern …

the creative process…

I’ve been thinking about what it is to be a creative person. Working on Photography, acting, writing, building ….just trying and be creative in every aspect of how I approach life. Last Monday, Labor Day, I was running my Orson lines in the backyard when I received a message from my friend Alex. I stayed …

Photography….

Having a lot more fun taking pictures on my iPhone lately. Fun to be able to just capture a moment and distill it through the visual. When I attended cinematography school last year we learned fundamentals of shots through still photography and it is good to keep up the practice with the little pocket device. …

Orson Shenanigans….

This week an article was posted on Wellesnet about the latest updates and craziness with The Other Side of the Wind. Here is a link to the article.  http://www.wellesnet.com/is-oja-kodar-holding-up-the-other-side-of-the-wind/ It is a thoughtful piece on a very hot-button issue in the Welles world as they had a fundraising campaign to raise money to edit it. I …

transitions and visits…

Spent Saturday with my Cousin Edrick and his wife Agnes. Visiting from Boston it was very nice to connect with the both of them. Edrick is a very talented architect  and a musician and photographer as well. It was a great reminder for me that it is great to have a lot of interests and …