(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 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
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
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! 🎄🎁 ☃️✝️ https://youtu.be/vBlLN5HQJhY
Yes, I now have a new pair of wheels for getting around town, and all thanks to a co-worker and her generous husband! He had upgraded to a newer mountain bike and his old bike was just sitting in the garage collecting dust. Then my co-worker, who had listened to me kvetch about needing a … Continue reading New Bicycle!
(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
Another timeworn classic phrase given a much needed embellishment. Picture by Kerry Hackett, taken at Seaside, Oregon.
Photo by Kerry Hackett, taken on the coast of Seaside, Oregon, and nowhere near Kansas.
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
(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