Harbinger Vignette 3

FADE TO: INT. JUNE’S APARTMENT - EVENING JUNE (mid 20s), a slender, graceful woman in her mid twenties, is nestled on a couch next to Joseph, dressed in sweatpants, and picking through a bowl of popcorn. There’s an historical period drama movie playing on the TV. She releases a heavy SIGH. JOSEPH Something the matter... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 2

FADE IN: "Each person's life is made up of otherwise incidental events, which are transformed into indelible memories to relive many times over due to one phrase, one action, or one choice... good or bad." INT. WALK-OUT BASEMENT DEN - AFTERNOON A couple of couches are arranged around a television and fireplace in this dated,... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 1

FADE IN INT. WALK-OUT BASEMENT DEN - NIGHT The fireplace hearth and mantel exhibit the sentiments of autumn. Bundles of dried corn ears, pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns share the space with the stuffed portrayal of a proud turkey.  MOM (early 60s ) sits at one end of a couch with a leg tucked under,... Continue Reading →

3 Perfect Gifts for Your Spouse

People worry a great deal about gift ideas for their significant other. You hear the common concerns like “did I spend too much?”, or “not enough?”, “is this the one they really wanted?”, and “what was that thing they saw in that store that one time six months ago that looked nice?”. We genuinely struggle... Continue Reading →

Are you a Wordle turtle? 

If you haven’t heard of Wordle, or have but are too afraid to ask, you’re not alone. It’s a very popular and addictive game, particularly for those who fancy themselves to be a “word nerd”. The concept is simple, you have 6 tries to guess the secret 5 letter word. With each guess the blocks... Continue Reading →

3 Keys to a Successful Meal

This is not a lesson about cooking. There will be no expert pointers from renowned chefs such as Julia Child. There will be no challenges or tantrums from someone like Gordon Ramsay. Neither will there be any exotic cuisine recommendations like those of Anthony Bourdain, nor any healthy alternative suggestions by Giada de Laurentiis. This... Continue Reading →

Part 4 of 4: Principles of success…

To wrap up the series it seemed appropriate to allow some time to pass and build up a little anticipation - like generating the demand for the release of the latest mobile device. December is an ideal month for demonstrating the theme of this article - patience. This is the month filled with waiting and... Continue Reading →

octoBer

Originally produced 30 years ago, experimental slice of life feature made with college friends, co-workers, and family members. Some interesting techniques relying on single camera shooting and available locations. https://youtu.be/5noBzM886Cc https://youtu.be/TMYM8lkz1lc https://youtu.be/kp3nC7tO7q4

A Sterling Prelude

This year marks the silver wedding anniversary for my wife and me. We’ve had many fond memories together over the years, especially the births and raising of our two wonderful children. Our first meeting was not mere happenstance, it was pre-arranged by a mutual friend. And it is a fond memory to recall and retell...... Continue Reading →

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