Yeah. Gotta cop to something tonite. Had an exchange out there yesterday in the real world; one that truly tested my present reality. My master bathroom has a bulb out, affecting my daily real world clarity! Btw, it’s now been out maybe 3 weeks. Today I decide to DEAL with it! Drive to Home Depot,… Continue reading TEMPER


You know, we’ve watched footage of ISIS fighters destroying sites of antiquity…and some of us cringe in horror.  Much as we might’ve cringed, had we been privy to the burning of the Library of Alexandria.  Loss.  Treasure. Human history reduced to ashes.  Given human inclinations, there is really no telling HOW much of our past… Continue reading LODESTAR


See this is what gets my back up.  This guy essentially threw Colin under the bus.  And while I know public statements can be daunting, his remarks suggested that he, while playing in the NFL, would be somehow equivalent to active duty service.  That is a crock of shit!  I suspect he misspoke and am… Continue reading HONOR


So we’re driving up to Boston from NYC, my lady and I. I’d sold my loft at 510 Broome St…’73 or so.  John and Yoko had just bought a loft across the street. But I was moving to Boston to shoot a childrens’ series for ABC. JABBERWOCKY with JoBeth Williams and Bob Prosky. It was… Continue reading BOSTON


As we hunker down, reflect upon this. 2020, right?  Modernity. No shortage of beefs, past and present.  Slavery.  Native American Genocide. Hitler. Pol Pot. Idi Amin. As a senior American man of color, I can appreciate the progress made during my life….as well as ground surrendered.  In time to come I’ll address that…  Let’s stay… Continue reading WOMEN


I traveled east to DC this past week to support an event for a film discussing PTSD and veteran suicide.  It was unlike me to be away; this past Wednesday was my 53rd Alive Day.  I rarely venture far from home during this time.  I tend to be emotional and fragile…but I felt this event… Continue reading THE JOB


A very similar encounter happened to me on a NYC street, Easter Sunday morning, 1979. VP Kirchner and I both survived…but that malfunction was the trigger for my PTSD, 10 years AFTER Vietnam. I’m sure she will seek help…but you can appreciate just how traumatic such an event would be. Argentina’s vice-president has narrowly avoided… Continue reading TRIGGER


I read the observations of veterans from different countries, of different wars, of different generations. There is a common sentiment, often with equal elements. Some of us would love to be engaged in a war in which we could be entirely invested. Some of us envy a righteous cause. Most of us know and accept… Continue reading SERVICE


A friend recently asked me a direct question. “What is wrong with tRump, that man?” I responded, “He is a narcissist.” I now realize that is not adequate. Relatively few people appreciate the real world consequences of this condition. So today I wrote my friend this: Hi XXXXX, You’d asked me a question the other… Continue reading NARCISSISM


Three days and counting.  I’ve already voted, many Americans have…but this is my very first early vote.  I’m not sure I feel any calmer, tho I think that was my hope.  Political ads irritate me, those for and against my candidate…yet they’ll continue to run. Probably the most difficult thing to accept is that we… Continue reading COMING ATTRACTIONS