They just announced the quarterfinalists for The Southern California Screenplay Competition, and I'm happy to share that two of my screenplays, “In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray” and “Spruce Up the Holidays” made the lists. "Thaddeus" was one of the 45 feature scripts selected, while "Spruce" was one of 28 shorts. You can find out more about them on my SCREENPLAYS' page.
Well...this pisses me off: I created this Indiana Jones-inspired "ROPE" pin over a year ago, and I occasionally sell a few of them on Etsy. Most are given away to friends as gifts. When an occasional pin turns up for sale on eBay, it doesn't bother me. Selling things is precisely what eBay is for, after all... But this morning a friend gave me the heads up about this eBay entry from a seller named "the*collectors*collections", and it makes me furious. Why? It's not just becau
Every Christmas, I obsess over trying to make the perfect holiday dinner for my friends. In recent years I've made beef wellington, based on a recipe my mother perfected. Mine never came out quite as well as mom's, and I cut a few corners here and there. But I thought it was about time I'd post something that didn't concern hospital visits, pet cats, Indiana Jones, or politics... BEEF WELLINGTON RECIPE (Adam’s admittedly less complex, cheaper version of Eileen McDaniel’s reci
Friends pose for a group picture after Xmas festivities; My beef Wellington dinner turned out OK! Happy new year! 2020 was off to a rocky start for me, as I spent it in the hospital. While I'm still on the mend, I'm thankful that 1.) I was at least feeling great through Christmas celebrations, and spent the holiday in the company of dear friends and soon-to-be family; 2.) My health issues were caught early, and didn't escalate too severely; 3.) I have decent health insurance,