Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Did It



Well, just a bit ago I submitted all requested info for the Outfest Screenwriting Lab 2018.

Luther M. Mace

One of my fave writers, Mr. Luther M. Mace (Survivor's Remorse), suggested I submit a script, so I did just that.  I sat my butt down and wrote a half-hour, single-camera dramedy.  34 pages of my blood, sweat and tears!  :)

Now, it's on to the next writing adventure.  Whatever it might be.

I feel really proud that I got the darn thing written, 'cause when it comes to writing, many "writers" can think of a million things to do instead of putting fingers to keyboard.  I'm here to tell ya, it takes a steely discipline to write consistently.

Or so I hear.  Lol!

This ol' boy is gonna crank out something else before you know it.

'Cause I MUST!

#GonnaWriteMyselfRightOuttaHere

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I Expect A Miracle Today




I'm taking all these great wishes/hopes/miracles and RUNNING with them TODAY!

And EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018


“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sh*thole


Controversy seems to embrace him at every turn.

He may or may not have said his latest, alleged, hateful comment.

But what we all know for sure is that the man is unlike any President this country has ever known.

More brash.

More blunt.

Less compassionate.

Less interested.

Despite his shortcomings, those who root for him, root for him.

And those who don't, want him sacrificed don't.

Truth be told, I don't follow his every move.

Hell, truth be told, I only know what I know hear about him from social media posts.

I don't watch television news, nor scour political websites to read up on his latest missteps.

And I don't because I want the remaining time I have left on this planet to be as calm and as stress free as humanly possible.

So, Trump, you do you.

And I'll do me.

And we'll mutually agree not to keep abreast of the shenanigans of either.

Um...but if the American public can figure out a way to get the man ousted from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I'm all ears!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

What I Know For Sure

Anthony Bourdain

It's no secret to anyone who loves me that I have not, and am not, living up to the professional success my talents should garner.

We live in a world of youth-obsessed sheep.

So, to them, if a person of a certain age (let's say 54 to be precise) hasn't carved out a well-paid living by now, he never will.

I call, BULLSH*T!

And I call it because:

a.) It IS!
b.) It doesn't serve me to think any other way.

The other day, I stumbled upon an interview with chef, author, television personality Anthony Bourdain.

What I know for sure is, after listening to his testimony, that I'm not too old to change my current life into the life I was born to live.

Oftentimes, I whisper to myself: "I'm gonna write myself outta here."

Here being my current way of living.

And, truth be told, my current living space, too.

As long as I write, write, write, I'll make things right, right, right!

 I have embedded Anthony's interview below.

I hope and pray it inspires other folks of a certain age to do whatever's necessary to live the life they were born to live.

#WritingMyselfOuttaHere

The Breakfast Club

Lena Waithe

Just watched the immeasurably talented writer/producer/actor/humanitarian Lena Waithe's interview on The Breakfast Club.


What a woman!!!!!

She is unapologetically showing young (and old), black and brown LGBTQ men and women how to live openly, courageously, confidently and proudly.

She didn't mince words with The Breakfast Club crew.

And Charlamagne Tha God didn't bombard her with his usual slick and antagonistic remarks.

How could he?

She speaks so eloquently and so passionately that all one can do is listen.

In awe.

I'll admit that I immediately jumped to the comments section of her interview to see what folks had to say.

Yes, there were a few of the requisite anti-gay posts.

But by and large, she was received with open arms.

And open hearts.

The woman is a force to be reckoned with.

What Quincy Jones once told Oprah applies to Lena, too:

"Your future's so bright, it burns my eyes."

I wish Lena Waithe continued, mind-blowing professional success.

And incredibly genuine and soul-hugging romantic bliss.

She's the real deal.

Hollywood needs her.

Young, Old, Black and Brown QUEER people need her.

Those who love her need her.

And this ol' boy needs her

To keep on doin' what she's doin'.

Amen.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Race - 2020


Oprah, girl, DON'T do it!!!!!!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!