I’ve spent the last few years studying screenwriting in all of my spare time. This is a short script I submitted in for a 48 hour short screenplay challenge. My suggestions were a Piano bar, a newspaper article in a ghost story.Read more "Songbook Stories"
I wonder what the dystopian writers in Hollywood are writing about these days? I spent at least the first six weeks of the pandemic in a state of genuine gratitude that my mom was dead, she passed last August, and that I still had a job. I was also grateful that I had visited one […]Read more "It’s Going to be a Long 10 Weeks."
Like most Americans, I’ve spent the better part of the last 16 months of this pandemic developing new hobbies. Mine has been getting angry at everyone online. Maybe that’s not really a new hobby but it sure is time consuming. As an aging American woman, there’s a seemingly endless supply of things to get angry […]Read more
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Catholic kids were always the meanest. I grew up Catholic and not in the “we went to Church” way but in the “Catholic school going, participating in a Church life, having the Aunt who knew what Saint to pray to, Marian Missals all over the damn house” Catholic. My Aunt was an Ursuline Sister, my […]Read more "Bishops will be Boys."
On World Autism Day I took my adult autistic daughter to get a cystoscopy. The fun, it never ends. I’m not going to go into the myriad of probably stress related medical issues that led to the procedure but suffice to say she has averaged one medical appointment a week in the past year. The […]Read more "World Autism Day"
I just watched British screenwriter and director J Blakeson’s I Care a Lot on Netflix about an unethical court appointed guardian. Not only am I in the process of writing a screenplay about guardianship, I’ve worked in the field and I am a guardian for my adult disabled daughter. I’m not an expert but I […]Read more "My Hot Take on the Movie I Care a Lot"
After this week of rioting and (to be southern about it) unpleasantness, I have watched the smugness of my liberal friends waft from their social media posts with a combination of sadness and, although I hate to admit it, glee. Most of my QAnon friends have either fallen silent or been cranky. But because I […]Read more "Let’s Unite in Hate of Both Antifa and QAnon. Now That’s What I Call American!"
Well, well, well. So here we are, 2021. Almost every second of this past year included so many teachable moments. You could say it was a year where everyone was an exceptional parent. That’s the term used in the US to describe someone who ends up with a special needs child; the Exceptional Parent. These […]Read more "2020: The Masked Zinger"
Can we spend a minute and talk about how douchey the Emanuel Brothers are? Rahm, Ezekiel and Ari specifically who are as Old Testament nasty as their names. The reasons are long are varied and frankly not a lot of fun to get into. Today the focus is on Ezekiel who is an oncologist, bioethicist and […]Read more "The Emanuel Brothers Blow Chunks."