99 Word Prompt: Optimism

(Had to take part in the Carrot Ranch prompt because optimism is so rife with options on how to tackle the theme. Optimism is a hope bordering on blind faith in the face of the hopeless gloom of reality. Optimism can be a force for uplift but too much can make you not see dangers … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Optimism

The Storm Of January ’23

The year 2023 has begun with an atmospheric river slamming the California coast which lead to flooding, mudslides, structural damages, injury, and loss of life. In between these torrents I bicycled around the Santa Cruz area to see the aftermaths. It's like nothing I've ever seen before, and there are more storms on the way … Continue reading The Storm Of January ’23

Writing Goals For 2023

First, I'd like to look back on 2022 and give thanks for seeing three of my plays performed Off-Off-Broadway in New York City, two as stage productions and one as a staged reading. Poster for four one act plays performed by Manhattan Repertory Theatre on April 2-3 at the Chain Theatre, including my one act … Continue reading Writing Goals For 2023

The Band – “Christmas Must Be Tonight”

How did I not know that one of my favorite musical acts recorded a Christmas song? What a pleasant surprise! It's a beautiful song, just like you'd expect from The Band. A languid, textured performance, with Rick Danko on lead vocals. Merry Christmas, everyone! πŸŽ„β€‹πŸŽ β€‹β˜ƒοΈβœοΈ https://youtu.be/vBlLN5HQJhY

Top O’ The Morning! – A 10 Minute Play

(This is a play I wrote for a short play festival about a year ago, it's based on an actual cafe in Santa Cruz that has since closed but had about five or six regular customers who went there every morning to discuss the issues of the day, trade stories, and add atmosphere to the … Continue reading Top O’ The Morning! – A 10 Minute Play

Scene From My Screenplay On Zoom Tonight

The Wine Box Players are presenting online performances of nine short scripts, including a scene from a screenplay I'm writing that's an adaptation of my stage play Electric Serenade which was performed last month at Theater for the New City in New York. Showtime is at 7PM east coast time and 4PM west coast time. … Continue reading Scene From My Screenplay On Zoom Tonight

99 Word Prompt: For The Water

(Been a while since I wrote a 99 word piece of flash fiction prompted by Carrot Ranch but the subject of this one really caught my attention. As a Californian I'm well aware of the importance of water and all its surrounding controversies. Between increasing drought and the continuous rerouting of water into deserts to … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: For The Water