Category Archives: musings

Robert X Modica

July 30th 1931-March 14th 2015 (83) I don’t know what to say. I mean, what can you say when someone so spectacularly special departs? All I can do is recall his story, told through my own (rambling) recollections… Robert Xavier … Continue reading

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An Update…

I never think I’m going to be busy. So I’m wrong most of the time. I’ve been paddling as hard as I can beneath a sea of work, as well as a pet project: a a new event series in … Continue reading

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What does ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ want? More.

“My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26 I made $49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was 3 shy of a million a week.” More. More money. More drugs. More sex. More power. More … Continue reading

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How to Build a Fountain of Youth

The smell of freshly cut grass on a lazy summer day. The sensation of a melting popsicle covering your lips and cooling down your soul during a sticky heat wave.  Getting soaked under a summer storm. The tango-dancing leaves of … Continue reading

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I Can’t Sleep

I have a complicated relationship with sleep. We don’t talk on the phone for hours. We don’t exchange clever emails. We don’t even text. We don’t do anything at all because…I can’t sleep. Well, it’s not so much that I … Continue reading

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Mourning Fictional Characters…

So the strangest thing happened. Apparently Keanu Reeves was visiting a close friend of mine – a distant relative of his. Since he was a newcomer to this fair city, and friendless, she asked me to meet Keanu and show … Continue reading

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‘The Bling Ring’ & the Age of ME

We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrity. That statement cannot come as a shock. Whether it’s the usual suspects, which consist of movie stars with megawatt smiles, or athletes with the Herculean abilities, or larger-than-life, carefully crafted … Continue reading

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Transmedia – A Richer Canvas for Telling Stories

Let’s talk about Transmedia, for a moment. Long gone are the days of static content. Consumers are looking for more and transmedia storytelling offers an increasingly popular approach for creating property-based universes. Transmedia content itself is also evolving. It’s becoming … Continue reading

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My Meeting with the Dalai Lama

In April of 2004, I got a chance to cross paths with his Holiness the Dalai Lama. I was awaiting his arrival, sitting patiently in the front area of a room that was packed with international media along with their … Continue reading

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Living in Public

I often wonder how honest and open one needs to be with the world. To live in hiding, feels like a lie. Yet, thoughts and feelings are precious. Play-dough in the wrong hands. So, should they be guarded, or given … Continue reading

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My Bully & Me

I suppose I can share this now that enough time has ticked away. Now that there’s distance, I can wear certain scars on my sleeves. There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from having gone through some experience that … Continue reading

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The Merry-Go-Round of Journalism…

I’ve recently started watching Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show, “The Newsroom.” The same show that has been derided as being overly preachy, amongst other criticisms. I suspect that after reading this particular blog entry, I might be accused of the … Continue reading

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