I lost my sunglasses in Las Vegas, so I bought a new pair. They were $3.75 + tax. The plastic bar that goes over your ear has a wood grain Italian disign. I'm a big fan of Italian disigners, and Las Vegas is full of them. French disginers are overly grande for my taste, but... Continue Reading →

When faced with ultimate defeat, we find the strength to carry on by reminding ourselves of the people, places and activities that make life worth living. It's a tried and true means to survive in literature and cinema. What happens though when that  list can't balance out the scales of the forces arrayed against an... Continue Reading →

Today, I went walking. It was cool. There was cloud cover. A good bit of it. The quarry conveyor belt was especially loud. According to a informational display at the head of the now closed, nearby Fish Canyon Trail, rocks from this very quarry helped to build Highway 101 and the Hollywood Bowl. I live... Continue Reading →

All due respect to those who have fought and died for it but I really don't think I know what freedom is. And when I speak of obtaining freedom, but I don't know what it is, of what value is my battle cry. Well, you might say. You know what it is. You know what... Continue Reading →

I’ve never done a fictionalized podcast before, but I've got a film script that's sitting here waiting for its shot and I’m starting to think that shot might be in radio instead of film. The script itself is inspired by a Sara Teasdale poem. Old Love and New By Sara Teasdale In my heart the... Continue Reading →

As I struggle to squeeze out the words for #WednesdaywithWendell before it becomes #ThursdaywithWendell (update: too late), I check this quote from his essay “People, Land and Community”: “Correct discipline cannot be hurried, for it is both the knowledge of what ought to be done, and the willingness to do it — all of it,... Continue Reading →

The Trump administration will stay focused on economic growth and national security no matter the outcome of its climate change policy review, a U.S. official told delegates at a United Nations convention in Germany on Saturday. “It is clear that the administration will not take actions that are contrary to the overarching focus of competitiveness... Continue Reading →

I mentioned yesterday that my Mom passed away in 2005. I've dreamed of her many times since then. I've talked to her over the phone. I've  protected her from danger. The last dream I had about her was just over a year ago, during my "fast". In this dream I was alone, wandering through a... Continue Reading →

I’m getting ready to break my 11th annual “fast” tomorrow. Every year from April 22nd to Mother’s Day, I say: NO MEAT NO DAIRY NO ALCOHOL NO CAFFEINE NO ADDED SUGARS Every year is different. I’m in a different place or my body responds differently. Some years it doesn’t appear to respond at all. Other... Continue Reading →

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