A Horny Lady

I am guessing that it was the title that got your attention.  But if you were expecting a hot and tantalizing story about an amorous lady I once knew – sorry to disappoint. I have been swamped these past few weeks, and yesterday, my back hurt so much, I decided to remain in my pajamas… Continue reading A Horny Lady

A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

A Walk on the South Trail

Yesterday, I took a walk along Campbell Valley Regional Park’s south trail. I wanted to clear my mind of debris, caused by years of reckless abandon. I was feeling happy because I would be on a film set on Friday morning.  It’s a commercial and my first acting gig of the year. It is also my… Continue reading A Walk on the South Trail

The Lemons-to-Lemonade Sagas

Danny (Sept 1967)

The first of the lemons-to-lemonade sagas is about comedian Dave Chappelle. He used to have a popular television show, but he quit it in 2006 and wandered in the standup wilderness for about fourteen years. Some of his critics rejoiced at his absence from the world of television comedy but not his fans. We patiently… Continue reading The Lemons-to-Lemonade Sagas

Another Christmas Miracle

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding Show 2009

Ever know or meet someone, who then becomes famous?  I have.  But that isn’t what my Christmas Miracle story is about. I once auditioned for a short film produced and directed by Drew Scott, a local actor/real estate salesman/producer. It was before I had cancer and was quite a bit heavier than I am now.  But… Continue reading Another Christmas Miracle

A New Look

I shaved off my mustache about a month ago, and my new look depressed me. I mean, how pathetic can a grown man get – worrying about how he looks without a mustache?  But when you’ve had a ‘stache for fifty years, it’s difficult to accept a new look.  And in the actor’s world –… Continue reading A New Look

A Fallow State

Two weeks ago, I met the singer of a local country/folk band at an unlikely venue.  But before you rush to ask about her, you might want first to learn how we met. If you’re an actor, living in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard of the ‘standardized client’ program at the University of British Columbia.  In… Continue reading A Fallow State

Today’s Audition

Today I had an audition for a commercial at GO Studios in Vancouver. It was for 1:30 PM, so I left home at Noon, to give myself plenty of time to drive into the city. I got there at 1:29 PM and rushed up two flights of stairs to the audition reception area. Good, I… Continue reading Today’s Audition