In The Soup

PS4 1

My kids have been haranguing me for a PlayStation 4 for years now. I’m fed up. So they’re getting this, courtesy of their former packaging designer dad. Yes, I’ve worked with quite a few Chinese vendors. No, the game titles on the back aren’t “real.” (But yes, there’s a real “PS4″ in there.)


“Comparison is the thief of joy” – attributed to Theodore Roosevelt I’m writing a book. It started as a screenplay, but on draft three, I realized it bore a fundamental flaw that wrecked the entire story. So I started writing in prose form the thoughts and observations of the various characters in order to get […]

Flannery O'Connor
Writing by hand

I wrote this entry by hand and edited it as I typed. I don’t know the science behind it, but apparently handwriting energizes neural pathways in the brain that typing does not. So I am stuck, stymied on my current opus. Why not try handwriting? Handwriting is so enjoyable. There is an esoteric pleasure in […]


“90% of directing is casting.” – Elia Kazan “I never said all actors are cattle. What I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.” – Alfred Hitchcock Actors terrify me. I am not one, and while I count actors among my closest friends, I really don’t understand them. I have taken acting classes […]