Everyday Hero: Irena Sendler

EVERYDAY HERO: IRENA SENDLER JULY 1, 2015 “Extraordinarily bold, altruistic, and determined” are a few of the words found in Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary to describe a hero. These words truly describe Irena Sendler, but, when taken in the context of her achievements, seem wholly inadequate. How do people like Irena Sendler happen? They may be everyday people who become EVERYDAY HEROES, but they are much more than that. They are epic heroes who should never be forgotten and who should be recognized from Continue reading →

My Summer of Jurassic Park

Two weekends ago, I lined up with the rest of America to see this summer’s undisputed box office champ — Jurassic World. Standing in that long line with my Cherry Coke and popcorn spurred flashbacks to the summer of 1993, when the first Jurassic Park movie stomped into theaters and broke box office records. I happened to be working at a movie theater at the time and was lucky enough to witness the chaos that can ensue when a film becomes a worldwide phenomenon. Going Continue reading →

Do Not Let the Little “Mark” Win

I had to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) this time around for a very specific purpose. This is something for both writer and editor that literally can cause arguments, which it should not be allowed to do. This is a David and Goliath issue, where David is still winning but may actually be in the wrong. In this case scenario, the ‘David’ is a punctuation mark we all love: the comma. As a writer, I have my own tone and my own style, Continue reading →

SBRSP – A Way of Life

Okay – Truth-Time – for every creative-person – Writer, Artist, Actor, Director, Sculptor, Entrepreneur, you-name-it: Your biggest, toughest competition isn’t from people with more talent. It’s from people who Want It Worse Than You! All of us share essentially the same fantasy: Just do our Stuff – and The World will, all by itself, realize how Beautiful and Talented and Inventive we are, and carry us off – as we so obviously deserve – on its shoulders, cheering and applauding us all the way. I Continue reading →