The Weekend ~ 7/5/13

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I discovered this week that an old friend Morgan Land co-wrote the screen play for the Iceman along with his friend and the director of the film Ariel Vromen. Apparently I was hiding under a rock because I can’t believe I missed it when it was in the theater. Bet you can guess what I’ll be renting first chance I get.  Let me know if you saw it, what you thought, but know that nothing you share will stop me from seeing it.

There’s something completely wonderful about success in someone you know. Somehow this movie about a mafia hit man feels suddenly familiar to me. Yes I grew up outside Philly, No I’m not Italian. But that’s not why. It feels familiar because I knew Morgan when……And let me tell you he is an incredibly talented man with a huge heart that’s obviously still tickin creatively.

In middle school and High school I got to play Morgan’s leading lady in a few musical theater performances. The first being Winifred to his Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress. I had just moved. I was making new friends in a new school and this play is one of my fondest memories.  If I had been smart I would have joined him at Penn State and continued our escapades. So Morgan wherever you are I want to send out a Huge Congrats! and wish you many many more successes to come.

Next I want to make sure you tune into the blog next week for a very special Tuesday Talent Interview. Okay they are all special. But this lady has one of the first blogs I ever read. She is part of what inspired me to actually come out of the shadows and begin posting my work on the wide web. So do come, read!

I have been doing lots and lots of reading and editing of stories and poems for other artists and have been slacking a bit on my own writing. So this weekend I hope to finish up a few more pieces I have half baked. We’ll see. You know what Steinbeck says about best laid plans…..

So Til’ then.

Blast from This Blogs Past


The Weekend Reading List


Something Extra

Chrstina Aguilera-Candy Man (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)

Les Misérables

This has been my favorite musical since hitting Broadway in the 80s. For me none have come close in either musical splendor or personal memories, ranking in the top 10 of my personal lifetime moments. So I am undoubtedly eager to go see the new movie adaption despite the varied reviews. Bah Humbug to any naysayer. For me the glory of this musical is unchallengeable, undeniable and unforgettable.

So today I figured I would share the wisdom if Victor Hugo and the imagery of the most recent adaptation of Les Misérables.

“To Love another person is to see the face of God”


 “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”


“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”


“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”

“Those who do not weep do not see.”


“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.”

“Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.”

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