“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie Ten days ago, I shared with you the struggle I was experiencing in trying to get my documentary film accepted into film festivals. It was more than a struggle. It was shame and disappointment. I … Continue reading Update: Rejection is Hard — Every Time
For one whole week in the winter of 2013, I was on a mission — collect ordinary moments that create an extraordinary life. My daughter was a senior in high school. I was looking for something to give her for Christmas. Something unusual that she would hopefully love when she opened it and for years … Continue reading Introducing the Extraordinarily Ordinary
"Buy the pants." he said. I stopped cold. The voice had come from inside my head. No one was around me. "Buy the pants." he said again. I looked over at the mannequin. She was too thin, too tall, her body contorted into a perfect fashion angle and she was wearing pants. Purple pants. And … Continue reading David and His Purple Pants
"So how does this work?" I asked. "You give me a word, a subject, or phrase and I write a poem." He replied. He was sitting in the middle of the street in downtown New Orleans. I couldn't resist the whole concept. And I was drawn to this young man. He seemed a little down on his luck, tired, resigned to something.