Category Archives: Authors

On Michael Hastings

I came to learn about Michael Hastings from Jack Gray, a writer/producer for Anderson Cooper 360, years ago. On Jack’s recommendation, I followed Michael on Twitter, especially enjoying his tweets from a writer’s workshop he attended in New England. Commenting on … Continue reading

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I owe Baz Luhrmann an apology.

I am not a film critic, nor would I ever attempt to be. Not no way, not no how. But I put myself out there when I first heard that Baz Luhrmann was directing a new version of “The Great … Continue reading

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Why I Write.

Why do I write? How do I write? How can I write? All my life I have been asked all the above questions and many more by friends, family and sometimes strangers. Maybe they were seated next to me as … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris. Woody Allen. Need I say more?

Fair warning: I am not a film critic. Being a critic has never been my deal. Frankly I am always concerned that I will hurt someone’s feelings. No matter how much I may dislike something, I hesitate to rip it … Continue reading

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Words can inspire.

Yesterday I ran across this most excellent quote: In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer Those words define … Continue reading

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Book Reviews coming soon.

Nothing is better than a rainy weekend. This week was far too long. Rainy Fridays can sometimes be eternal. Yes, I sound like Nostradamus…or Captain Obvious…but there is good news at the end. Books. Heading home on a rainy friday … Continue reading

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I believe I have a serious problem…

…and this problem can be named in one word: addict. That’s me, “Hello, my name is Charlsey and I am an addict.” Call in the 13-step wizards, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew and the rest of  the psycho-babble-pseudo-physicians, the lot. Call … Continue reading

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