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NFL Football

October 27, 2023 at 9:32 am
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I don’t want to talk about it.



Words for Our Times

October 25, 2023 at 8:35 am
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Golden Days

October 20, 2023 at 9:32 am
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I love Santa Fe at all times of year, but fall is my favorite season.   Late September and early October, especially.

The days are bright and sunny, but not hot.  The air is crisp and clean, bracing.  Dry, of course.   We don’t believe in humidity.  The nights are cool, the skies  full of stars.

And this is when the trees start to turn.   We don’t get the full fall colors they have in New England; nor many reds or oranges down this way.  But the aspens and the cottonwoods turn yellow, and for a short time we have entire mountains that look as if they were dipped in gold.

The big cottonwood outside my house is one that turns.   So gorgeous.

In a world that is so sad and troubled and full of hate, it is good to know that we can still stop and see the trees.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

A Rocket from Wisconsin

October 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm
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Back in March, we showed our short film NIGHT OF THE COOTERS at the Midwest Weirdfest festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and won the award for Best Science Fiction Short.

The trophy was not ready at the time, but it is now, and the good folks in Eau Claire were kind enough to send it to us.


It’s very cool, and we’re pleased to add it to the awards shelf.

NIGHT OF THE COOTERS had a good run on the festival circuit.   We exhibited the film at LA Shorts and NY Shorts, Genreblast (Provo, Utah), Midwest Weirdfest (Eau Claire), Atlanta Film Festival, Santa Fe International Film Festival, Dubuque Film Festival, and took home five awards.   At this point, though, COOTERS is retiring from the festival circuit for the time being, while we try to put together a distribution deal.  Meanwhile, we have two more Howard Waldrop shorts almost ready to go.  Watch this space.   When we have some details on times and showings, I will be glad to share them here.

NIGHT OF THE COOTERS was based on Howard Waldrop’s short story of the same title, with a screenplay by Joe Lansdale.   Vincent d’Onofrio directed, and also starred as Sheriff Lindley of Pachuco, Texas.



Current Mood: happy happy

As Time Goes By

October 1, 2023 at 8:18 am
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I had another birthday sneak up on me last Wednesday, September 20.  Honestly, I don’t know where the time goes.  The years seem to be flying past much faster than they used to.   We had a great birthday party, with lots of friends on hand.  Thanks to them, and to all of you out there who sent cards and even gifts (not necessary, though).  Friends, family, fans, readers, viewers, I appreciate all of you.

Birthdays always make me think of Eliot.

I grow old… I grow old…
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

For what it is worth, I mostly wear jeans, not white flannel trousers, and I remain unafraid of peaches.   We had peach ice cream at the party, yum yum.   Along with homemade apple pie, Papa Hemingway’s favorite hamburgers, corn on the cob, and baked beans.  The weather was perfect, and the company was great.

And who knows, maybe one day the mermaids will sing for me.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative