Hollywood has been trying and failing to adapt Fitzgerald successfully for more than ninety years. And no one seems to be able to get it right, all adaptations being somewhat off key. Will anything keep this “Last Tycoon,” arriving today on Amazon Prime, from becoming another strident example? I watched the pilot, which has been […]Read more "Amazon Takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald"
As I fill up my sketchbooks, I’ll be taking videos of myself doing the drawings. I have an iPad app which records at 6x speed, so the videos are quite short. Why am I doing this? I’m trying to understand what my sketching habits are as a wannabe artist so that I can improve. Here […]Read more "Videos of Drawings"
I finally got around to digitizing our wedding video from 1996. The old VHS tape probably isn’t going to last much longer. Time to get with the program. Progress, I suppose. I prefer Vimeo not just because it’s a more private archive for video, but with a Pro account you can store videos of any […]Read more "My and Sandy’s Wedding Video, 1996"
All my work on the Shakespeare Project has finally come to its fruition with the publication of Volume One of four volumes in the adult coloring book series. Funny, a year ago I’d never heard of coloring books for adults, and now I’m publishing my own. Pretty amazing. You can order the book here.Read more "Shakespeare Adult Coloring Book"
Last night I had the pleasure of reading names at graduation. Before the ceremony I had fun hanging out with students. I never miss graduation because, except for a wedding, it is about the most life-affirming event one can attend — full of hope for the future in ways that few things are in life.Read more "Graduation"
A student sent me this via email with the following message: “Here is the collage I made of you for IB Art. Thank you for being my muse.” This is the sort of thing teachers live for.Read more "A Student Collage of Me"
It was quite a surprise to see that the graduating senior class voted me as one of their two favorite teachers. I never buy a copy of the yearbook, but it’s always great to have one’s picture in it. There was also a short write-up about me and my newfound artistic endeavor.Read more "Yearbook"
This is a full-cast performance featuring Robert Foxworth, Pamela Payton-Wright, Stuart Pankin, and Jerome Dempsey and cast. I use this full audio recording of The Crucible in my classroom and intend no copyright infringement. It’s for educational purposes only. It was produced by The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Jules Irving […]Read more "The Crucible Audiobook"
I finally got a battery for the Polaroid Land 250 camera I purchased on eBay. I aimed it at a flowery vine creeping up a wooden fence in our backyard. The results were pretty good for a vintage camera.Read more "Polaroid Snapshot No. 1"
When I send postcards to friends, I often draw a picture. My friend, the novelist David Winkler, loves the literary characters I draw. He’s always been a fan of the short stories of Raymond Carver, so this one was fitting.Read more "Raymond Carver Postcard"