Monday, March 27, 2006

Don’t Drink the Water

The girls and I went to a few parks over the weekend and I noticed a bizarre and disgusting trend. Now, I know that some people love their dogs while others LOVE their dogs. These people seem to forget that their pets are, in fact, dogs.

These are the people who let their dogs eat off their forks and share tongue kisses. All fine and well, I guess, because it doesn’t involve me. Its not my fork nor my tongue, so who am I to judge? But when you let your dog drink from a public drinking fountain, which is just wrong. One dog was so “cute” that it jumped into the water fountain.

A dollar for a bottle for water doesn’t sound so bad now.


The Latest

My research for my latest screenplay is not going as well as I had plan. The story is based on events that happened in the 1600’s and there isn’t much out there. I know I could make it up, but that is not what I want. So while I am researching, I am writing treatments for the other ideas that I have (roughly 10-12). Some of the ideas are old and have made it to the screen in some form or fashion, just not by me. Its all part of our collective unconscious I guess. It just feels good to be writing again and, after teaching all day, it is easer to write a treatment than read 400-year-old books. I am also working on a children’s book with my 8-year-old daughter.

More on that later.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006


My wife gave me an iPod for Christmas and I am now addicted to Podcasts. I have a few that I listen to regularly and I have put them in the side bar. Cinecast is a great movie review show, TWIT is a tech show, and the rest are about filmmaking. Check them out!



Hello all!

I don’t know if anyone is still out there but I thought I’d say hi.


I am still teaching high school English and writing when I have time, which is not that often. I have a new idea for a script and I am now in research mode. It is a period piece based on events that happen in 17 century England. I stumbled across the story in a text book at school and could not believe that a movie had not yet been made. I shared the idea with some friends and they agreed. I am now outlining and hope to start writing by next week. Once I start writing, I will put a progress bar up.