Monday, December 2, 2013
What is the value of ones life? One can say it is priceless, but with no true definitive value on money the follow up question looms - what truly is priceless? We have a tendency to put a monetary value on everything we see. We have a cost of living. Wage increases, taxes etc. We have so many things wrapped up in a dollar bill that we truly cannot see past what we own, categorize or what we have sitting in bank accounts to truly see the value of a human being. It saddens me that during the time we Americans say we are thankful for what we have - the next day we trample people to get something else.... just to repeat the same actions in 364 days. So, what does this have to do with anything? I found out recently that a friend of mine passed away on November 27th and his VALUE truly is PRICELESS.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I'm sure everyone has those moments... the ones where you sit back in your chair and question what the hell has happened to your life? You know the one where Person X has gotten to Point B and you haven't... and you work just as hard and you fight just as much. Yet, you stare ahead at what feels like the unobtainable and you wonder "Why am I not there?" It's the same in every field, you don't just have to be an actor to understand it. You can be an accountant wondering why you are still dealing with the low end of the totem pole, while new employee gets accolades, pay increases and a promotion before you. Same story, different players, different phrases - same tune.
Friday, June 14, 2013
I know, I know... I skipped one week but it was rather busy and I didn't have a chance to properly write a blog. My apologies of those who emailed asking if the update went through. First off, just a huge thank you for all those who have been supporting me through this allergy issue. I passed my peanut challenge, but basically we are unsure what caused my anaphylactic shock - so I will have to carry an epi-pen in case of emergencies. Either way, one step closer. Secondly, unlike the majority of Americans... I LOVE MONDAY'S. Why you ask? Because that is when I get to go to Pure Power Book Camp and SPAR.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Three weeks in... only three weeks and I had a bad week. I haven't been able to push myself hard due to my breathing issues. I don't know why, but along with that inability came doubt, then came anger and then a f**k it attitude. I tried my best, but I could only do so much and my head was beating me down this week. I faltered. I hate that. I don't have urges to eat bad food - in fact my wife and I have a weight loss challenge going on at home - and we get ONE snack per week... I rarely use it. I don't drink soda a lot, if at all. I don't like candy. I rarely do snacks... in fact we had a 3D movie night with one of my closest friends and she brought fruit! Yes, we watched the Avengers in 3D while drinking water and having watermelon. Yet, my inches barely budged. Numbers hurt when you are an athlete... you feel like a failure.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Previously I wrote about writing a novel and what you do with it when it's done. Well, I do write a lot but more screenplays, teleplays etc - I've only got one novel under my belt at this moment in time. I have been grilled and asked religiously "What the hell do I do to get this out there?" I could tell you all day what not to do or what to do - but ultimately you have to do what you feel is right. Not only because you need to feel comfortable in how you sell something/pitch it - but if you have a negative response I might get some blame. SO - I will simply write down what I do but I will warn they are not in any definitive order.