Category Archives: Personal

Noir Night

Manhattan on a windy autumn night is straight out of a film noir. I was meeting someone near Columbus Circle for dinner. The leaves have fallen, the leaves swirled through the darkness. It was misty. Chilly, but not too cold. … Continue reading

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35 Random Facts About Me

Yes, a meme. And yes, I have posted it before. And yes, it now reminds me of Welcome to Me. I would choose 35 different facts if I started it up today. But there are some pretty funny stories here. … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time. In 2008 I was working in the legendary 30 Rock so I spent a lot of time in that area. On Veterans Day in 2008, on my lunch break, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Cashel

My nephew Cashel turned 18 yesterday. I cannot even believe it. I was there at the hospital when he was born, and so my first memory of him was as a tiny peapod with giant staring eyeballs, wrapped in a … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin In the Flesh … Twice

Here’s Marlyn Mason and Elvis Presley, in an off moment during the filming of 1969’s The Trouble with Girls (in which Elvis actually plays a kind of secondary part. Amazing!) She appears to be holding up a pumpkin version of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mitchell

To one of my best friends in the world. We met when we were teenagers. We have been through everything together. We have been roommates, travel-buddies, co-workers, partners-in-crime. I’ve documented three of our discussions, where the topics run from Justin … Continue reading

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On This Day: October 27, 2004

And nothing was the same ever again.

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Rimbaud’s Son

An essay I wrote years ago, posted today in honor of the birthday of poet Arthur Rimbaud

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13 Years. Say What?

My good friend Stevie (he who was my partner-in-crime in driving to Taos and attending the opening of Dean Stockwell’s art show in Taos) actually remembered that yesterday, October 18, was my blog-anniversary. I started it on October 18, 2002. … Continue reading

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Throwback: A Photoshoot Turned Dark

A long time ago, in Chicago, working as an actress, I saw a friend’s head shots and really liked the photographer’s unique style. So I made an appointment with the photographer. He worked out of one of the huge warehouses … Continue reading

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