Yes, that #shortfilm of mine is still a thing…

LEAVE, A Short FilmIt’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since we wrapped up production out in West Hollywood on my short film LEAVE, which was adapted from my short story of the same name.

That, my friends, was a good time, indeed.

Time sure does go fast…

And, frustratingly enough, it, concurrently, goes so frakkin’ (any BSG/Caprica fans out there?) slow when one’s breath is bated in anticipation, such as mine is for the film’s completion.

Movie making is not as easy as it looks from the theater seats, that’s for sure.

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Transformation of a G

Transformation of a G

He kicks off the covers and reveals the body of a mid-sized, thin but muscularly defined, mid-twenties, African-American male. He does some cat-like stretching and then concludes his ritual with some aggressive eye-rubbing underneath the pillow. While doing so, he seems to notice something strange about his hands.

He holds them over his head and looks up at them from under the pillow. He flips them over and inspects both sides of them as if he’s never seen them before. He sits up on his elbows and looks down at his bare upper torso. He sees the scars of five bullet holes and an assortment of tattoos littered across his brown abdomen. The most prominent tattoo, “Thug Life,” arches across the muscle-ripped gut…

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There’s so much to gripe about I can’t decide which gripe to blog about so instead I’ll just share this…

According to this article, which is a derivative of this article, which leans heavily on this study, creative people literally see the world differently than us lesser than creative types, as is illustrated by the following video…


 
Some of you may remember this similar titillating* exercise in awareness I shared in days past.

#prayforopenness
#andpuertorico


*The word “titillating” was added for clickbait purposes only; although, some may in fact be titillated by brain teasers. Who knows…

 

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Is Writing Hard for Everyone or Just Me?

IMAGE COURTESY OF 99DESIGNS.COM

Hey! What’s up?! Long time no speak. Everyone surviving these bizarre times okay?

I must admit that I have grown accustomed to not blogging or socializing on the internet these past several months. Not that I haven’t missed you, it’s just nice to be engaged so heavily in the really real as opposed to the virtually real.

Well, I guess not all my time has been spent in the real real. Much of it has been spent in the imagined real as I’ve been chugging along on a new book.

Yes, I think I’ve finally found a novel-length story with lasting appeal, at least to me, that I may be able to bring to an end instead of just starting and sputtering out like so many others.

Which is why I’ve come to you today…

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Saving Apollo Saturday – Vampire Blood

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#newrelease
#prayfornewreleases

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As the Ch-ch-ch-change settles into the N-n-n-norm…

Hello Friends,

As the dust stirred from the confusion of change settles and the realigned way begins to come clear, I find I’ve little time for the all the mindless but pleasurable (to me) blathering on that I used to subject this blog to. So, instead of having the subtle worry of having to post to it looming over me by its presence on the menu, I’m taking it down for a brief respite.

Out of site, out of (my) mind… and all that.

Anything substantial I have to pass on will still be posted to the blog; but anything short of, up to, and beyond that of substance I foresee I’ll mostly be passing on from time to time and less than occasionally via our Newsletter Love (which I’ve just realized it’s been over a year since its last release so… now I have that less than subtle worry of dormancy looming over me).

Anyway…

Despite and/or because of my lack of mindless but pleasurable (to me) blathering blogging flourish, as the ol’ Willie Nelson so less than elegantly but still magically croons…

You are always on my mind…

#prayforthatofsubstance
#peace

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

Big changes in my life may be soon pressed upon me…

While not inevitable, these changes are highly probable…

Ergo, in anticipation, I shall press big and immediate changes upon this website and blog.

 

 

#prayfortheagentsofchange

 
 

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Location 444

Location 444
 

It seems I’m always seeing the number 444.

According to the internet, it seems that I’m not alone in these frequent numerological sightings…

Sometimes, it seems that things are not always as they seem…

But usually they are.
 

#prayforthenumerologists

 

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A Guest Post by Author Larry Kahaner

READ KURT’S FIVE-STAR REVIEW OF LARRY’S THRILLER: USA, INC.
 
 

GREED AND THE CONSTITUTION
A Novel Pair

By Larry Kahaner

 

I enjoy writing about greed.

It’s an emotion that intrigues me because I’m not a greedy person, so I’m fascinated by those who are. I want to understand it, and, for me, this means writing about it. In the course of writing I see all sides, and most, if not all of the ramifications.

I’m in a perfect position to do this because I’ve been a business journalist and reporter for about 30 years. I’ve written about 20 books, some under my own name, and others were ghostwritten. I’ve worked in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, the web… you name it. I’m also a licensed private investigator and one of my niches was cult investigations. These groups are almost always headed by a greedy son-of-a-bitch.

First, let’s define greed. It’s when you have more than enough money, power, whatever gets you excited, but you want more. It’s more than you could ever use, enjoy or hope to maintain by yourself. Does greed lead to immoral behavior? Well, you could argue that greed itself is immoral, to which I agree, but more often than not, greed often becomes an obsession that can no longer be quenched through legal or moral activity.

Why?

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A First-Rate Fish Tale of a Thriller: USA, Inc. – A Review

BOOK | FICTION | THRILLER
USA, Inc. (A Mike Wardman Novel: Book 1)
by Larry Kahaner

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
 

When acclaimed and prolific author, investigative journalist, and private investigator Larry Kahaner reached out to me to see if I would be interested in receiving a copy of his latest thriller, USA, Inc. (A Mike Wardman Novel: Book 1), I was at first skeptical, for the last two books that I read that were pitched to me as “thrillers” – one which I reviewed here and, the other, because I won’t review here any book that I cannot honestly give at least a Three-Star rating, I wouldn’t review – turned out to be less like thrillers and more like romance novels.

However, I was intrigued by Larry’s proposal after checking out his impressive bio; and then, after reading the book’s synopsis and preview, I was hooked, completely, and quickly wrote back to him to accept his kind offer.

And I’m truly grateful that I did because I found in Larry’s book a Five-Star Story that is fresh, fast, topical, and, yes, quite thrilling to read.

Literary fiction is my natural space for my literary endeavors; mostly, because I find they instruct me about life in ways foreign or less apparent to my way of living and thinking, often while set in surreal, nightmarish environments completely alien to my own. And the literature I like best (Kafka) instructs without the pedantry (Dickens) and overbearing, lifelike details (Balzac) that I look to literature to escape from in the first place…and which I too often find in genre fiction.
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Gotta Have It

In honor of his internment (finally), I present my favorite song of George Michaels’ rendered properly by the one-time angriest of the angry white boy wannabe rappers, Limp Bizkit.
 

#prayforgeorgemichaels
#andangrywhiteboys

 

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All that is certain to me are Death, Taxes, and that…

China will soon be replacing the [less-than-]United States as the world’s new Evil Overlord

And will soon thereafter be usurped by the Evil Robots.
 
Yeah…
 

Anyway, speaking of Taxes and seeing how ‘Tis the Season of and all that… Did you know that, as Americans, we spend annually:
 
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Pakistani Music Maestro Teams Up With Grammy-Winning Producer

Found this truly amazing video, posted originally by Sonya Rehman, fortuitously while cruising through WP’s “music” tag and I am sharing it here by using the “WP Press This” share button for the first time because there was no “Reblog” button, which I don’t understand why because if you allow a Press This button and not…

Ah, heck. Why don’t I just shut up about the inanities of such inane issues as the pros and cons of share buttons so you can enjoy this truly amazing video…
 

Source: Pakistani Music Maestro Teams Up With Grammy-Winning Producer

 

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