Archive for November, 2017

We did it. I won’t take credit alone, since everyone who commented on these posts all month long really helped me keep the momentum up. Some lessons gleaned along the way: – Drawing is fun! As a kid, I always liked to do it. I wasn’t great at it but I took Art in high […]

Honestly. I get a lot of these types of things in my inbox, because I am a sucker for them. There are about 46 new “morning productivity” blogs every day. Like a list…a list that is much the same as the other lists…will finally crack the code for my mornings, and lead me to fame, […]

ABQ. L.A. I’m a sucker for an out the window shot from a plane. My own are preferable, but any time I see one on Twitter or the like, from anyone, I dig it. There’s something still magical about the fact that we can launch ourselves into the air and fly over the country or […]

On Thanksgiving night, Mom and I watched Rear Window for perhaps the 10th time in our lives. I have always loved Hitchcock as a director, and while I love the bombastic Technicolor thrillers like North by Northwest and To Catch A Thief, I especially love this films where he tests his filmmaking by limiting his […]

Dolly (Nov Blog 26/30)

26, Nov 2017

I saw this quote on the wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and it stuck with me. No one is cooler than Dolly Parton. No one.

L.A. Life

25, Nov 2017

How to get into the Chateau Marmont: 1) Wear matching plaid shirts and sporty Adidas kicks. 2) Gaze in wonder at the magnificent beauty and gravitas of the hostess in the parking lot. Walk up and ask if you can get a drink in the bar like that’s what you’re gonna do. 3) Parking Lot […]

An iconic scene in a movie full of iconic scenes.

If you’re doing it right, anyway. I was just reading this article, one of those listicles about kicking butt at life. I have to be in the right mood to swallow these but I enjoyed this one. I especially liked this point: Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you. Most people are competing […]

Pie (Nov Blog 23/30)

23, Nov 2017

There is only one best way. Happy Thanksgiving!

I always have the best of intentions on planes, and I do get good writing done. I also listen to whole complete albums on planes and I find that works wonderfully. I once wrote the best bridge I have ever written on a plane back from Washington, D.C. Other times, like this trip to Albuquerque…I […]