Thursday, December 22, 2011
Photo taken by Peter Lang on Mass Mutual Set October 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is a still shot from the Mass Mutual commercial my son and I shot in October. We had a great time, I was shocked at how well he behaved he was. (I'm sure it was because they pretty much just followed him around and let him do his thing.) Pretty sure if he had to hit a mark, we wouldn't have had such great success.
Here is a link to the one minute version of the video
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here is an Excerpt for the poem I had published in this issue.
There was no way that I could sleep,
Due to this pain that would not cease;
They wanted me to hold him in,
But my body forced his release.
No preparation, you shot out,
Even the nurses weren’t ready.
The doctor is late as we wait,
Not in stirrups, I’m unsteady.
Forced to have a natural birth,
The drugs didn’t come though I did beg;
Rob cries, but the baby does not.
No movement, spy a pure white leg.
Is he dead? The nurse sees Rob’s tears,
And says “We’re doing all we can”
I don’t yet know what’s going on,
But Rob securely holds my hand.
Now incubated, your chest heaves
I helplessly watch through the glass;
Reeling with all uncertainty,
Yet very certain it will pass.
They say you will be here for months,
And there’s nothing that I can do;
But I’ve got people all across
This country praying just for you.
Some day soon you’ll open your eyes,
Then at last you’ll know who I am;
I can’t wait until they let me
Hold you, like my dear little lamb.
I pray for healing as you lay
On top your tiny papoose-bed;
At last allowed to touch your back
With my fingers; nails painted red.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A few auditions sprinkled throughout the year, but mostly, I've been focused on getting my office organized, and writing my poetry books. So far I have complied, had edited, rewritten and retitled 4 poetry books this year so far. With every task that I complete I feel a sense of accomplishment. When the stack of papers to read and to do lists get whittled down there is a burden lifted off my shoulders. And as far as the writing goes...sometimes you just have to. When I'm not acting, I'm very grateful to have the gift of a stack of gel pens and a new journal and some quiet time just to listen and write down what comes into my spirit.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The filmmaker from the documentary Reel Growth interviewed us today for his project on Preemies. This is me and the documentarian Drew Donnay. I told bits and pieces of our story, shared a couple of poems, tried to compose myself, but some of those emotions are too vivid to recall without a tear or two. Check out the the website www.ReelGrowth.com
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I landed a part in a short film, great role, sweet wife who, when she becomes pregnant and her hormones kick in, she becomes goth... filled out the paper work at the studio, and then 3 days before the shoot they had to pull the plug on the project because the union was causing them all kinds of problems. They were set to do the project under a certain type of contract because the budget was so low...but when this union found out it was this particular studio...they said no, you can't do it, you have to pay 7 times more for the people (even though the project fit within the parameters of the contract.) That is like having a car lot where you sell twenty thousand dollar cars, but you see Bill Gates coming to buy one and you raise the price of the car to 50 thousand. How ridiculous is that? So now 25 people or more are out of work.