J.J. Abrams and Walt Whitman – Lessons in boldness, kindness and tenacity

Hi, guys, Every year as the calendar winds down, I try to take stock of what I’ve been up to over the past year, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and lay out my creative plans for the coming year. Toward that end, I had lunch last week with my good friend Suzanne Lyons, who’s a successf
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Just watched the marvelous Harlan Ellison documentary

Hi, guys, Last night I watched DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH, the wonderful documentary on writer and force of nature Harlan Ellison. It’s a fascinating piece that explores the many facets of this quixotic and complex man, who has been a major inspiration in my life. I first became aware of
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My Star Trek Collection Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

Today was quite a fun day, and a stroll down memory lane for me. As other entries in this site testify, my relationship with STAR TREK has been long and profound.  As a kid, I visited the STAR TREK set for the filming of the last original series episode, “Turnabout Intruder,” then in
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