"I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things. My friends and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? O.k. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days sitting on the porch with my family singing and dancing, down in Mississippi..."
(with apologies to Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb and Michael Elias. Co screen writers of The Jerk)
My past lives have included stints as an actor, director, writer, teacher, professional film editor. My present life is taken up by work, photography, and that great American novel that has been eluding me for approximately 30 years now. The characters are there, as are the basic elements. I just need to sit down and actually write! But it's more fun to go out to a movie or read someone else's book. Or some one else's blog!