Some actors struggle as they age to find work, even leading men find themselves adapting to age, available roles and changing audience tastes. It happens. Sam Elliott has had a very interesting career arc. A young actor, he was mainly a television actor, making the rounds of series and television movies. He was even a … More Sam Elliott: 4 Recent Films
There is no one like Frank Zappa. After almost 20 years after his death, Alex Winter, with the cooperation of the Zappa Family Trust, released a very good documentary about Zappa. I cannot say that I was a fan of Zappa’s music, it was always a bit theatrical and strange to me. This is the … More Zappa (2020)
That is a well- used term, but what does it really mean? Pro-life is generally associated with being against abortion. When I think of being pro-life, I see a much broader definition. If you are against terminating a pregnancy, should not the term be pro-birth? Life is more than birth; life is what comes after, … More Pro-Life?
What is a legacy? It is what we leave behind, something that shows we were here? We walk the Earth for however long we are alive. In our wake are the people we have touched in our life, what we have built, worked for, and the impact we made on others. Most of us are … More Father’s Day Legacy
We all know and care about people at or near the end of their lives. Maybe the closer each of us gets to our own end, the more aware we are of those in our lives who are arriving there. These are not just statistics, but family members and friends, real people, real stories, real … More The End of Time (a poem)
Winning the lottery. A promotion. Paying off your mortgage. The healthy birth of child. A random act of kindness. Your favorite pair of jeans still fit. All good things. On some days if might be as insignificant of as your car starting. Not oversleeping. The mail carrier actually gets your mail in the right box. … More What’s a Good Day?
In modern television culture, most dads didn’t always know best. Maybe they thought they did, but quickly the tables turned and dads were treading water at best. If you are Homer Simpson, you’re underwater. Dad might have been hip in his day, although those were the olden days of covered wagons and walking to school … More The Square Dad
Until recently, I had never seen this film. I knew about it but the downbeat subject matter never drew me to seeing it. It is a very powerful film. A story about a son who can’t connect with a parent. One of the parents dies and the bitter one remains. Nothing the child does is … More I Never Sang For My Father (1970)
“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.” – Lennon/McCartney, Abbey Road Hopefully you and I leave a love surplus. Life is a long trail (and perhaps a winding road), and it does have an end, at least in this realm. When you get to the end, all … More And in the End…
My big sister. All the way through school, that’s what she was known as. I learned her name later. By that description, you would think she was a giant, or a very important nun. There are five years difference between our ages, so we were never in the same school at the same time, yet … More My Big Sister