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Yearly Archives: 2012


Approaching my half-century mark (am I admitting to that? I guess I am) in a couple of  days, I, like so many before me, preoccupy myself by looking backwards as I hurtle forwards. I’m especially fascinated by those remote college years (can “Rock Lobster” be really that old?). It’s not that I regard those days with any […]

December 16th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

A Thanksgiving Rescue Story: a Sweet Ending to a Tale of Abandonment…

You hear about it every holiday season–Someone thinks it’s a good idea to bring a sweet little thing into a home, only to find it being neglected, shut away, just not wanted. Then, tragically, it ends up being cast away like so much garbage. You always hear it happening to those other irresponsible people out […]

November 28th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

A Vocal Harvest

Had a couple of days of voice-over work that I would love to replicate the whole year round. You know, the kind of days where you get a call in the early afternoon to send in an audition from home, then you get called by your agent at 5 telling you you’ve got the job […]

November 20th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

A True Tale of Halloween Terror: The Black Apple

This is not an urban legend. It didn’t happen to a friend of a friend. I know it’s true, because it happened to me. My iPhone… is dead. It didn’t happen in the usual way, through old age, or willed obsolescence, or even a technical difficulty. No, my beloved partner was untimely ripped from me […]

October 31st, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

The (Un)Civil War: Now Playing!

Note: Devil Incarnate, Douglas Wood, has abused his conjugal privileges and has already posted a rebuttal to my post. You can read it at I must admit: I didn’t watch the debate Monday Night. I didn’t watch the one on the Thursday either. I saw none of them, in fact. Unconcerned? Uninterested? Not at all. I’m […]

October 23rd, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

Stair Master

From the 7 floors of the outdoors stairs across the street from my house (12 reps) to the 14 floors of the CNN Building  in Hollywood (6 reps) to the 55 floors of the Wells Fargo Building (2 reps). Brown rice, power bars and (shudder) white chicken meat. It has all lead to this: my […]

October 1st, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

A Lot of Nothing

Oh, Tangaryo,I pledge myself to you! I have committed myself to Tangaryo. It may sound like I’m entering into a relationship with some Manga hero, but no, it actually means I’m going to be sitting around a whole lot.  Tangaryo is a Zen tradition based on the ancient practice of demonstrating your extreme desire for a Buddhist […]

September 18th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

Stairway to Heaven… or Heaving

75 floors. 1700 steps. The tallest building west of the Mississippi. Guess what I’m going to be climbing up on September 28th? Did you guess the U.S. Bank Building?You are kee-rect! I’m going to be a part of the 2012 Stair Climb for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. It’s an annual fundraiser for their inner-city programs. They […]

August 26th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

The City Mouse Chills Out

You can hardly blame me if I had reservations. A canoe trip. In the Ozarks. 107 degree temperatures. With in-laws. Chance of storm showers. Sound like fun to you? I am, by nature, not to be found in Nature. I am much more likely to be found in Coffee House. Preferably one with wifi.  I […]

August 3rd, 2012Still Life Las Vegas