When I was growing up, my dad gave me advice all the time. I didn't listen.
They thought it was a good idea It's 1988, and I'm sitting behind my friend, Alex a.k.a. Boomer, in high school Algebra class. We're discussing the biggest news in the history of things discussed during Algebra. They're doing it. They're making Stephen King's "Carrie" into a musical. And it's going on Broadway, no less. This... Continue Reading →
Yesterday it was announced that ctor, magician, and comedian Harry Anderson died. Announcements said "he died at home" – but what does that mean?
Today I happened upon the Lifetime movie, "Accidental Obsession." I only saw the last 15 or 20 minutes, but it included everything I needed to know.
When you think of an Alfred Hitchcock fan, who comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a Baby Boomer film fanatic who's scrutinized every movie and every scene. Maybe a college film major comes to mind. But what about an 11-year-old kid? Yesterday, my daughter (her dad and I call her "B") came home while I... Continue Reading →
To say Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is another crime drama is like saying Frances McDormand is just another actress. It’s deep, angry, a little funny, and brings out the best in its actors. Just like McDormand.
My 11-year-old daughter adores "GLEE." She LOVES it. The characters are almost like friends to her. I was not willing to take that way from her. So I didn't tell her about the charges against actor Mark Salling. Now he's dead by his own hand, so there was no avoiding it.
I just wasted the good part of a day (and night) on an application for a job I don't even know that I want. Do not do this. Yesterday I read advice about what not to do when applying for freelance gigs. One of the things was not to waste your time on applying for... Continue Reading →
While I may be scatterbrained, I think I'm a pretty smart person. I mean, if I'm paying attention, look out! But even I might get pulled into the occasional scam. Fortunately, my Spidey-senses tend to kick in pretty quickly, and I start looking for the tell-tale signs of someone being up to no good. For... Continue Reading →