I have always savored sunsets. (My daughters are nicknamed the Sunset Sisters, after all.) First, they’re awesome — as far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many sunsets. Second, I have always savored sleep, and as far as I’m concerned, no sane person wakes at dawn. Of course, the past 15 months haveContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset”
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Notes from a Nearby Road
I will get back to Miami, promise. . .but in the meantime, I saw something this morning that prompted me to write a quick new entry. For context: although my daughters have stayed fully remote this school year, which ends in a couple weeks, my older daughter is doing an outdoor fitness class that featuresContinue reading “Notes from a Nearby Road”
And That’s a Wrap?
Three days ago, I saw a somewhat disconcerting tweet from Josh Brandon, the director of BLACK BAGS. It was the last day of filming, and I waited patiently for news that the shoot had wrapped, only to find this instead: “Sheltering underground from a Tornado warning.” Yikes. I checked the obligatory weather images from theContinue reading “And That’s a Wrap?”
Of Faith and Fountains
I’m leaving for my next journey this afternoon, but this morning I took another short drive through town while listening to Taylor Swift’s “The Last Great American Dynasty,” which is about as good a chronicle of class and power dynamics as has ever been written. I went to take a picture of my church onContinue reading “Of Faith and Fountains”
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!”
Prologue Part 3: Taking a Stand
My family and I finished our walking project on August 1st. I’m not saying the rest of the month was uniformly awesome. (Surprise root canals? Hard pass.) But overall the summer stays in memory as a season in the bubble, the eye of a swirling COVID storm. There were some months when my town hadContinue reading “Prologue Part 3: Taking a Stand”
Prologue Part 2: Taking a Walk
March and April 2020 were two of the toughest months of my life. The fear I felt was matched only by the speed with which everything fell apart. A week after returning from Kauai, I hopped back on a plane to LA to take care of some screenwriting business. In retrospect, it seems so stupendouslyContinue reading “Prologue Part 2: Taking a Walk”
Prologue Part 1: Taking a Ride
On the afternoon we left Kauai, I dropped my family off at a local museum and went for my first helicopter ride. It was Saturday, February 22, 2020, and a month later, my kids’ schools would be shut, my wife would be working remotely, and I would be scrambling to shop before Massachusetts entered lockdown.Continue reading “Prologue Part 1: Taking a Ride”