Two to Go

I had a fantabulous Father’s Day. It began with extraordinary presents from my family, each reflecting their unique talents. My younger daughter did an astonishing sketch for, and then portrait of, me, both now hanging in my office; my older daughter wrote an amazing short story about an LA family that deftly combined certain ofContinue reading “Two to Go”

Time to Call It a Night (and a Morning)

Upon my return from Death Valley, I didn’t quite feel like calling it a night, so I went to one of those off-Strip casinos that locals frequent and which supposedly feature better slot odds. I lost a few bucks, headed back to Excalibur, where I was staying, then made one last pass at the slotContinue reading “Time to Call It a Night (and a Morning)”

It’s Vegas, Baby!

Well, no one guessed, but I think it’s time to reveal that my first stop on this travel journey is indeed Las Vegas. It was a little ironic to begin Holy Week in Sin City, but as a screenwriter I’ve always had an eye for irony (that and alliteration are the secret sauce of screenwriting).Continue reading “It’s Vegas, Baby!”

One for the Road

A few moments ago, I did something I’ve never done before. I checked in for my Jet Blue flight on. . .wait for it. . .a smart phone. Whoa. For those of you currently living in the 21st Century, this might not seem like news. For me, it’s monumental. You see, although I do haveContinue reading “One for the Road”

Rules of the Road

The spring of 2021 has presented me with a unique opportunity, and I intend to take advantage of it. From March 28, what I call Protection Day, though June 21, when summer begins, my wife will be working from home, and my daughters will still be remote schooling. I’m not teaching this semester, and mostContinue reading “Rules of the Road”