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October 1, 2017

If writer's block is staring you in the face,

describe it's shape and texture - Unknown

Brick walls are there for a reason.

They show you how badly you want something

- Randy Pausch

You can't think yourself out of a writer's block;

you have to write yourself out of a thinkin...

June 30, 2017

I have to wake up and drink Chamomile tea to slow down. I have incredible fucking energy! - Janice Dickinson

That's part of the policy: To keep switching gears - Ridley Scott

The tempestuous waves of catering season have subsided but I nevertheless remain afloat on more...

June 1, 2017

A man who works with his hands is a laborer;

a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman;

but a man who works with his hands and his brain and

his heart is an artist  - Louis Nizer

The season has certainly sprung into whiplash action, much like those time-...

May 1, 2017

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.

The more things you do, the more you can do - Lucille Ball


It's been a damn busy month!

While strategizing over the drafting table, the "catering tidal wave" is also upon me and I'm bombarded by the seductive allu...

April 1, 2017

I call my movies 'the kid.' It's like I'm giving birth.

I'm in the cocoon, you know? - Lee Daniels

The development stage of my web series is finally COMPLETE!!!!! There's an old saying: "Great things take time." which took a lot of faith and trust on my part. At the fini...

March 1, 2017

And it might take forever but I am all I have to show.

There is a missing piece to find before I go.

Three words away from a masterpiece. - Shawn Mullins

In halting, searching steps I return to writing the series while my mind keeps replaying a curious scenario. I'm writi...

February 1, 2017

Get a day job, but don't get too good at it.

It will take away from your writing
- Matthew Weiner (creator of Mad Men)

Welcome to 2017! It starts with a bang on many collective levels: hearts united in common purpose despite their different beliefs and personal causes,...

December 31, 2016

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.

It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art

and true science - Albert Einstein

I've been reflecting on all of the bold new experiences I opened myself up to in 2016 and these newsletter...

November 26, 2016

Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings

- all of us. We learn from each other.

If you're missing on that stage, we learn less - Juan Felipe Herrera

How have you been faring since the election? I worked a captain shift on that pivotal night, feeding the Y...

October 30, 2016

My hustle is non-stop. I never stop hustling. -Young Jeezy

Happy Halloween! October has been a near endless slog. Long, yawning days plunge into chilly late nights as I work double shifts back-to-back; stashing the ka-ching for my web series like a squirrel scrambling f...

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