PERSONAL JOURNEYS

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Labors of love

Since my post falls on Labor Day this month, I thought I’d dig up a little trivia about how the holiday originated. It turns out that the first Labor Day was actually celebrated on a Tuesday – September 5, 1882, […]

Jumping

How I got my “yes” back

“We want the juicy.” “It has to be noisy.” “Bring the sexy.” “This is big, we want huge.” Those are notes I have heard again and again over the last few years. I am naturally none of those things. Instead, […]

Dreaming

What are you dreaming about?

My kids are always telling me they had a bad dream when they’re clearly awake. At first I thought, “Oh, how adorable. They don’t know the difference between a dream and a thought.” But then I got to thinking: If […]

Garry Marshall

Thank you, Garry Marshall

I remember the exact moment when my life got a whole lot funnier. It was a cold NJ night in 1978. I was watching Happy Days with my parents, like we did every week. Obviously it was way before I […]

Outside Sales

Selling your house to finance a movie is a bad idea… But it worked for me

An agent once told me this business is all about hills and valleys, ups and downs. Without a doubt, the lowest I have ever been was the year after finishing my first film. It was 2007 and I was working […]

Robin Williams

Good Will Hurting

I’m about to do a thing that often irks me when I see others do it – connect myself to a tragedy that in reality has nothing at all to do with me. I guess we do it for cathartic […]

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