Nov 5, 2021
Hey Dude, on the Day of the Dead I quietly celebrated a year without drinking. Meanwhile a random 50,000-Watt punch to the gut leads to a new lease on life.
QUOTE: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the drum."
PEOPLE: Chris Lambert, Kristin Smart, Robert Towne, Spalding Gray, Jack Kerouac
Oct 4, 2021
Hey Dude, a bit of recognition for my photos by Descanso Gardens and The Arboretum paves the way for me to see Ira Glass in a new light, from "broken glass" to an arrow straight to the heart.
QUOTE: "The only thing you can do is to keep on keepin' on."
PEOPLE: Ira Glass, John Doe, Krissy Teegerstrom
Sep 8, 2021
Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during the Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.
QUOTE: "OP shirt, corduroy pants / If you had feathered hair / You had half a chance" - Gluey Brothers
PEOPLE: Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Molly...
Aug 10, 2021
Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame.
PEOPLE: Matthew Rhys, Al Matthews, Erle Stanley Gardner, Huell Howser, Caryl Chessman, Zane Grey
PLACES: Elixer Coffeehouse, Cahuenga Pass, Temecula
THINGS: iPhone XS, Perry Mason (HBO), California's Gold,
Jun 27, 2021
Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.
QUOTE: "That movie was freakin' awesome."
FILMMAKERS: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen (DQ), Jim Jarmusch,