The Integrity of Calvin And Hobbes

Came across an article (What You Can Learn From Calvin and Hobbes About the Medium and the Message, by Fred Hunt) a few minutes ago that's worth reading.  Bill Watterson's refusal to cave in to the millions offered him for the commercialization of his characters Calvin and Hobbes is a rare witness to integrity.  The …

Just working…

No, I haven't fallen off the planet...just been working.  I have a video shoot coming up at Willow Creek in Chicago next week that I've been writing scripts for and that I'll be directing actors on.  It's an exciting project in many ways, a bit of a new adventure for me and though the scripts …

St. Pauls’ Ten-Page Play Festival

Yesterday afternoon, between 75 and 100 people spent some four hours watching and participating in readings of plays in a surprisingly happy event: St. Paul's first Ten-Page Play Festival was an absolute joy. Plays by John Longenbaugh, Robert Neblett, La'Chris Jordan, Julie Newberry, Sean Patrick Leonard, and yours truly, as well as by another half …

Wrongly Imprisoned

A friend of mine sent this to me yesterday. A man named Eric Volz, a friend of a friend, has been wrongfully imprisoned in Nicaragua for a crime he didn't commit. After reading through the various pieces posted about this event, it seems overwhelmingly obvious that this man is innocent of everything except being American. …

My Photoblog

I'm moving everything to WordPress, and since I've taken up photography as a hobby, I've decided to create a place to put my photos. I needed a blog so I could comment on the whys and wherefores of what I'm doing with them. Just FYI... Here's the link. It will also be permanently linked under …