Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pahom's Land Performs!

I wrote; Cath and I directed:

Pahom's Land

A One-Act Comedy
performed by Relevé Students (ages 8-14)
Saturday, April 2nd
2 shows: 
and 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Will Admission
in the Astaire Theatre
RSVP: 818.343.7353

A comedic tale of greed, power, passion ... and lots and lots of land! Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need?, this play follows one man’s longings for the better things, and the price he pays—which is more than he had bargained for.

Don’t miss this hilarious one-act play!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Specificity on Time and Place, Please

Today's Dove advice:

Close your eyes and relax.

I tried this while driving into work this morning.

It wasn't relaxing.

Just my thoughts,


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wait - The Final Is Today? But I Haven't Attended Class All Year!

Today's Dove chocolate advice:

Live your dreams.

Being obedient, I showed up to work today without pants, forgot the combination to get into my office, and told my boss that I had no idea what play she was in.

Living the dream isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Just my thoughts,


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do You Think You're Who They Say You Are?

When I was a kid, my family started watching a movie on television after I had gone to bed. My mother thought that the movie was so important, especially for me, that she sent my brother to wake me and bring me downstairs.

That movie was the rock opera, JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR.

Thus for several decades the taunt was stuck in my head,

"Prove to me that you're no fool, walk across my swimming pool."

This Sunday, Bel Air Pres is screening the movie, and I've been asked to participate in a discussion about the film after the viewing.

Come on out, and you can ask me what song I think has the most daring lyrics in all of musical theater history. I just might surprise you.

Just my thoughts,


Bel Air Presbyterian Church
Invites you to our March Film Night

7:30pm (following the 6pm service) in the Discipleship Center

Bel Air Presbyterian Church
16221 Mulholland Dr.
All are welcome, No RSVP required!

“Jesus Christ - who are you? Do you think that you’re what they say you are?”
  The issue of “who is Jesus?” is the center of our Lenten meditation; deepen your own journey with a screening of the controversial rock opera that dared to ask that very question, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. After the screening, Reverend Kim Dorr-Tilley and Sean Gaffney will lead a spirited conversation through the irreverence, reverence and significance of this musical film centering on the passion of Christ .

 More details:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Hare Madness

Some of my family members (I’m talking about you, Lance) have an annual competition surrounding March Madness.

March Madness, as I learned after losing horribly in the past, has nothing to do with Alice in Wonderland.  (I put as the final four the March Hare, Mad Hatter, Knave of Hearts – as my wild card – and, of course, Tweedle Dee, as Tweedle Dum never stood a chance.)

This year though, I am ready to use my Hollywood experience to accurately predict the games. The poor fools I’m related to won’t know what hit them, as they waste their time utilizing knowledge of things like basketball and colleges.

Me, I’ve got killer skillz in the insight arena.

For example, I pick George Mason to go into the third week.

Why? Because Perry Mason couldn’t lose; I figure his brother George has to have some of that gumption.

UNC makes it just as long because UNC is short for UNCLE, as in THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.  And they’ve got all kinds of spy gadgets and guns, which I’m pretty sure will over power any musket that Washington might be packing.

Duke makes it to the final four because I’m not telling John Wayne he can’t make it to the Final Four.

Xavier makes it to the Elite Eight because of all his mind control powers. And having a wheel chair on the court will give him an element of surprise.

Kentucky makes it to the Final Four because, well, have you seen JUSTIFIED?

BYU makes it to the Sweet Sixteen just because I thought it was nice of them to bring their own.

Kansas gets knocked out in the Elite Eight because we all are itching to say, “Well, Toto, it’s not going to be Kansas anymore.”

It has been suggested that I rely more on “stats.” 

Well, the word “stat” was used on ER a lot, and ER ran for an impressive fifteen seasons, and UCLA has a better television major than many of the others in the SE division, so UCLA makes it to the Final Four.

With that kind of thinking, I just know Notre Dame will go all the way this year and win the Stanley Cup!

See? With my insider knowledge, I can’t lose!

Just my thoughts,


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dancing Arrhythmia

Today's Dove advice:

"Listen to your heart and dance."

Ah, that's why I can't dance in rhythm. I used to think I was a klutz.

Just my thoughts,


Friday, March 11, 2011

Ah, Blissful Verona!

Today marks the day that Romeo and Juliet were married. Huzzah!

Research indicates that the star-crossed couple registered at Target. Here is a partial listing of their requested wedding presents:

-Wii Fencing
-Ronco Nose Thumber
-Waterford Poison Pestle and Mortar
-Adjoining Cemetery Plots
-An “I Killed Tybalt and All I Got Was This Bloody T-shirt” T-shirt
-Queen Mab’s Party-in-a-Box Kit
-A Wherefore Art Thou Brand GPS Device
-The Complete Series of “My So Called Life” on Blue Ray
-A “Hello My Name Is” silver fashion name tag, inscribed with the name “Rose”

Nice to see young kids get married; I’m sure this one won’t end in divorce!

Just my thoughts,


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Halt Before the Trees

In a life filled with tension and aggravations and those little notions that just pick pick pick at my psyche, I find it a necessary thing to get a regular injection of beauty.

Seriously, it is good for the soul to look away every now and again from the latest trending news or work related irritant and instead gaze on something that fills rather than empties.

I've found for me, a daily refreshment has been the photographs of Bryan Ballinger.

I subscribe to his site, so every now and then one of his new photos pops into my blogroll. If I'm wise, I take a few moments to enlarge the pic and soak it in.  They are just of an ordinary environment; from an ineffably extraordinary eye.

And they are a coolant to my spirit. (Although I must admit that sometimes "Small Thoughts" can be a little freaky!)

Please enjoy.

Just my thoughts,


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bubble Bath

Today's Dove wisdom:

"A bubble bath can matter more than a clean kitchen."

Agreed. That's why I do all my dishes in the bath tub.

Things might not be any cleaner, but my frying pan sure is a lot more relaxed.

Just my thoughts,