Pacific Coast Highway

So I’m a writer now, right?

When do you feel like you’ve arrived at being a bonafide writer? I took a while to come to terms with this, because I didn’t want to feel like I hijacked the title. For example, you can only say you […]

Dear Hollywood

Dear Hollywood

Dear Hollywood, I can no longer continue our relationship. You may have heard I was pregnant. Let me explain. When I joined the Peace Corps and arrived in Cambodia, all I could think about was you. Being in the “industry” […]

Painting in a bubble

Who are we writing for?

My dear friend Russell Young is an artist. He has been working on his new painting series for nearly three years. Very few people have seen the new works. Russell has painted in a bubble. His bubble being a dreamy […]

Mike Nichols

Of Mike and me

Warning: This is not a Mike Nichols tribute, nor a celebration of his genius – plenty of those have appeared online and in print this past week. What this is, is a brief “no tears” account of my collaboration with […]


Knowing when to push… and when to be patient

I’d consider myself a very patient person. I’m usually ok waiting for things I want, I let my kids make and fix mistakes to learn from them, I don’t hang up when I’m put on hold, etc. But when does […]

TV movies

How TV movies saved my life (and the world)

As described in Part 1 — “How TV movies saved my life” — I have spent the past three decades making TV movies in hopes of educating and, perhaps, enlightening audiences. Perhaps it may come as no surprise then that […]

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