So I am sitting here in front of you. 28 Sept 2015

So I need to start writing. Why? Because at my core I am a writer. I know I do not put any effort into it, but none the less, I am a writer. Then after that follows being a filmmaker, painter, all around artist.  I look inside mind and there are so many things to write about. That is why I have 3 blogs. So I am making the commitment to write and to write a lot, as well as read a lot. We should all be avid readers. Don’t you agree.

So what here is what is up with me. I am doing research for my film on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues.  Why so much research? Because, I want to be an expert on these subjects so that I may speak with authority.  I also want to start advocating on these 2 subjects.  I am going to be contacting Tampa Police Department to see what they are doing in regards of fighting sex trafficking in Tampa. Which by the way, is a major hub for child sex trafficking. I am just finishing up Holly Austin Smith’s book Walking Prey. I strongly recommend you read it. Especially if you deal with children.

 

And now something funny from the Boondocks.

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My other blogs

Hey in case you didn’t know I have two other blogs: the first is My Journey into Film,   which is a my film and art blog  and then  Notes from Outpost 187 which is a social and political blog.  I hope you will enjoy them both.

So here in the Tampa Bay area we have the Dali museum in St Petersburg, and right now they are having an exhibition of Pablo Picasso works. It is really good, however I wish they had more of Picasso’s, but none the less it was good. Picasso and Dali were great friends who competed with each other over the course of their careers, so it is really nice to see the progression in each others work. If you are in the bay area or want to take a get away here I strongly suggest you go and check it out.

 

2015

Happy New Years All!!!

I am excited about this year. Professionally I many great opportunities: I have a feature film and a series to develop and write, I been asked to help build a art and culture organization,  I am going to lay the ground work for starting a film society here in the Tampa Bay area, dive into art and other creative endeavors, and look into starting businesses.

Personally I want to build strong personal relationships and become a leader again in my community.

Here are my goals for 2015.

  1. Do all this shit
  2. LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST
  3. Continue to clear my name.
  4. Get into combat shape.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Write on a regular basis.
  7. Keep yard and house clean.
  8. Research, develop, write series and feature.
  9. Meditate and be more spiritual.
  10. Art and photography.
  11. Help people and be a leader in the community.
  12. Read a lot, catch up on magazines and read 40 books.
  13. Watch 250 movies.
  14. Write business plan and start my production company.
  15. Eat healthy.
  16. Start doing the groundwork for Film Society.
  17. Take classes and master courses.
  18. Be positive.
  19. Foster a serious work ethic.

So, yeah, there you have it.  Let me know what your goals are and subjects you want me to cover.

 

Personal hells

The past 3 1/2 weeks have been emotionally tough. A lot has gone on and a lot of pain to go with it.  I am trying to keep my head and heart up. Stiff upper lip and all that bullshit.  One minute I will see the good and wonderful in my life and the next wanting to swallow a shotgun. Remember the bullet never lies.  I will get through this. That I am sure. After surviving this past year I am pretty sure I will; however you never know, I might just say fuck it and go check out what is on the other side. And before you all start this more to life bullshit, just stop, I don’t want to hear it nor do I care. Save it for someone who wants to hear it, because I sure as fuck don’t

So things to come.  I am really throwing myself into a series that I am developing. My goal is to get it picked up by a network and if that fails, which it most likely will, I will turn it into a web series. I love the long form story. I have a lot of research to do. and many books to read along with numerous articles to cover. On top of that take a  crash course into screenwriting.  I will get the hang of it, that I have no doubt. Plus, I have good people around me who can give me good notes and advice.

Now if I don’t swallow a shotgun, here is what else is on my plate: I am going to starting writing on a regular basis. This is something I should have been doing years ago, but didn’t, thus wasting my talents. I also am getting back into making art. It has been over a decade since I did any actual work, and there is a lot that  is in my head and it is time to start making it.

I am also getting into shape which in itself might kill me before I have the chance.  I really need to get into shape.  Along with comes meditation. It is something I have to do but am terrified of doing. I am afraid pain will come p0uring out of me. I think I am afraid to feel certain things. Certain degrees of pain.

I also just need to become the person I want and need to become. I have so far to go if I am to get there. I do not know who if anyone will be with me on that journey if I take it.  I just know I need to take it and that is the hardest part.

 

till next time.

 

 

This years goals and objectives.

 

1.  Clear my name and restore reputation.

2.  Be a father to my son. I have been MIA and that is unacceptable.

3. Get back into combat shape. Yes, there is a huge difference between that and  just being “in shape”.

4. Research, develop and begin writing the series.

5. Create and nurture friendships and stop being so incredible isolated.

6. Finally Quit Smoking. Which plays into getting back into combat shape.

7. Watch 300 feature films, catch up with various tv series I am back logged, watch 200+ shorts, read 40 books, and catch up on my Bomb Magazines.

8. Get my house and yard tip top.

9. Direct music videos

10. Write Business Plan for production company.

11. See more bands.

12. Write.    A lot.

13. Meditate and be more spiritual

14. Help more people and be a leader in the community.

15. Get back to creating art and photography.

Here are things I will do this year.

 

Novembers Reading List

This is what I need to have read by December. Hold me to it.

The True Patriot: by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer

The Gardens of Democracy: By Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer

Take Action {Filmmaking}:  By Jason Brubaker  which you can down load for free.

Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul: By The Film Collaborative, Jon Reiss, and Sheri Candler.

The Tools: Phil Stitz  and Barry Michels