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All About Time: The Film Writer/Director who Is…

Robert Zemeckis (May 14, 1952) We watched “The Polar Express” last night (again), but this time in a six-seater private screening room. What a difference from the cinema version and/or a TV broadcast… Most of the film takes place between … Continue reading

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A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Insights

Playing the Games of Life on a Chessboard Originally written as a poem (“Upon Peace”) in 1965, as a protest about the ways of the world, I adapted it into a play in 1978, using my son (Derek) as the … Continue reading

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Rev. Regent Roxy: Delivering a Message?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act V (Page 30) (Curtain opens with one character on stage: ROXY. He is a short, fat man with a rodund face. He is wearing a light grey suit, with a black shirt. Near where … Continue reading

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J.C. Scolder and Sgt. W.W. Watson: Qui est Corrompu?*

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act II (Page 9) (This time the curtain opens on a slightly different area of the forest. There’s a sign in the middle of the stage: it can be hanging on a tree, or just … Continue reading

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L.M.N. Tree and May Paul: Our Ancestors?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act III (Page 16) (The curtain comes up on yet another area of the forest. Two characters, PAUL and TREE, are engaged in an animated conversation. PAUL is wearing a full-blown green dress, with dark … Continue reading

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Did He Finally “Break on Through to the Other Side”?

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) This post was inspired by a conversation I had yesterday with my son, Derek. We were discussing how Val Kilmer had absolutely nailed the portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s … Continue reading

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Question: “Did You Have a ‘Mystical’ Experience at About Age 5?”

The Answer Surprised Me You might think that the image (above) is a strange illustration for a question about a ‘mystical’ event. But as you will see, it is quite apt in one person’s experience. In June 2019, I attended … Continue reading

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This is What it Must be Like for My Children

The Scientist and the Psychic (2020) Ray, the leader of our Faith and Science group, had hoped to put this book forward for us to discuss. As this has not happened, he wanted to know if I’d like to read … Continue reading

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An Early Attempt at Racial/Sexual Integration in a Play of Mine

Black and White (1978) How do you fight a battle that has been going on since slavery days? You tackle it head-on. The following play excerpt is all that I have of an idea that I was thinking of ‘fleshing … Continue reading

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I Shall Name You the Fishermen Three:

Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1889) I used to have this book when I was a very young child, and I’m sure my mother read several of his poems to me. This one stands out for its rhythmic quality and its … Continue reading

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