Election Special or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck acts with his mouth. It’s a subtle but effective talent. Most actors focus on how and what their eyes convey to the audience. Whether their characters are listening, reacting, retreating or attacking, they project it all through their eyes. But with Selleck, both his emotions and his authority as NYC Police Commissioner Frank... Continue Reading →

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2015: The Year in Random Thoughts and Obsessions

For my yearly wrap up of 2013, I wrote, “All hail the return of the king – David Bowie – and the art of the music video.” And I included a link to his surreal collaboration with Tilda Swinton for ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’. Two years later and RIP, we’re talking and posting about... Continue Reading →

The Trouble With Turtles

A Star Trek fan fiction that’s maybe a little, you know, fan fiction MEANWHILE, ON THE ENTERPRISE… CAPTAIN ‘HUBS’ T. KIRK: Spockmom, our current course is taking us to an outpost that calls itself ‘Asia’s world city’. Not much ambition beyond its own planet. What do we know of this quadrant? SPOCKMOM: Very little. What... Continue Reading →

Embrace the Dance

Let's begin with a little lyrical inspiration, courtesy of a short-lived but lovely television show called ‘Bunheads’. Watch this with your child, it’s beautiful. Then keep reading, then watch this again, because you'll want to. I think I’m back. Well, the kids are in school, I’m writing, editing, organizing carpools, meal planning, all the stuff... Continue Reading →

Gwyneth Does Glee aka Vote For Me

It’s Friday and it’s a beautiful day outside. I was contemplating a serious blog post this week about overcoming my parental fears as my oldest daughter asks for more freedom and responsibility (like her own gmail account & walking home from the bus stop by herself – cue anxiety attack!). Instead I’ve made a ‘teen... Continue Reading →

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