Monthly Archives: "November 2011"

My wife Bonnie’s passion for our greyhounds Alex and Ava, and for our first greyhound Lola, is so full and deep. She has fallen head over heels for this breed. Now that she is fully...

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Outside one of the children's stores at Sacramento's Aren Faire Mall. Everyone else was having pictures taken with the bear, so why shouldn't I? KCRA reporter Tom DuHain snapped this and e-mailed it back to the station. I hope they posted it on the kcra.com website.

Christmas Is Upon Us

November 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Christmas Season is officially here. Known as “Black Friday,” the first day after Thanksgiving when all the stores are mad with super-low one-day sales and the public turns into shopping zombies to get deals...

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Yanina – An Artistic Thank You

November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

You always hope when you do a story that the people in the story will be happy with it. Thank you notes are some of the most kind and thoughtful gestures. I’m always touched when...

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The Book That Changed My Life

November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was born in 1955. I loved movies as a kid and by around 1967 or so I was already thinking about wanting to make my own. I’d even started writing my own scripts. But...

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Years ago PBS’ American Masters broadcast a 90-minute profile on John Cassavetes. To be honest, I’d grown up reading about the importance of Cassavetes and how critics raved about his films. My first Cassavetes movie...

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Morning Light & Color – Walking Hollywood Park

November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

As much as I’d like to stay in bed and keep warm on these increasingly chillier autumn mornings, duty calls. In this case, walking the dogs. As I’ve posted in the past, for those who’ve...

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If you’ve been following the posts on this blog — which everyone should! — you’d know about the preview story I reported on last week for KCRA-TV to spread the word about the Sacramento SPCA...

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Price Reduction – Get Naked For The Holidays!

November 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

I’ve just reduced the price of my book Naked Filmmaking from $16.95 to $14.95 in softcover and from $9.99 to $7.99 in the Kindle ebook edition to make it easier to purchase through the end...

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Retro Camera – Walking Hollywood Park

November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thinking of calling this “Smart Art” — taking art photos with your smart phone. When I take our dogs Ava and Alex out for walks around the neighborhood (we live in a section of Sacramento...

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Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA: “We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.” Then from me: “Did...

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KCRA – SPCA Adopt-A-Thon Preview 11-11-2011

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m rushing to post this story this evening to help promote the Sacramento SPCA 11-11 adoption drive that begins tomorrow, Friday, November 11 — 11/11. On an average day the SPCA adopts out 25-35 pets...

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Occupy Wall Street – Occupy Philadelphia

November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now going into its second month. It’s getting colder and wetter out side so it will be a test of their endurance through the winter months. But I think...

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You never know what people are going to like. I was crossing the newsroom where there was a news meeting going on and one of the managers said, “We really liked the pictures you got...

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