Wednesday, September 14, 2016


"People are like screenplays. The best ones aren't boring and predictable and have interesting twists." (Richard Rossi)

Sunday, September 11, 2016


I was supposed to be in NYC 9/11 to film interview with Robert Salter, daughter of Aimee Semple McPherson, for documentary I was making "Saving Sister Aimee." I had nightmare a week and a half prior of something bad happening that day in New York, so I changed the appointment to the prior Tuesday, Sept. 4th, filming the interview in Central Park West. The interview is the narrative structure of the film:

Thursday, September 08, 2016


When I was a kid, a rigid religious man gave me a tract of a train. He said the first locomotive car that must lead the train is "facts." The 2nd coal car is "faith." The caboose is "feeling." The explanation reads: "The train will run with or without the caboose." He told me my feelings aren't important, only the "facts" of what his interpretation of the Bible was. Having now passed the half century mark, I've come to realize how toxic and misguided this advice was. Feelings may not always be facts, but feelings are important in guiding the train, gifts to teach us lessons. Pay attention to your feelings, when something does or doesn't feel right.