Young Actors, Allies, and Awards


YAAAs a child, I was told that a hummingbird shouldn’t be able to fly. I was told that, scientifically, it’s a bizarre phenomenon. Therefore, being an early lover and adapter of metaphor, I always considered the hummingbird to be the perfect example of being able to do something better if you don’t think about it. Now, I don’t know if the bit about the hummingbird is true, and I don’t want to, because I like the metaphor.

Young Artist Awards

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Menschen, Arc, and More Marcus

Connor Long and the cats of Menschen Connor Long and the cats of Menschen

So we got to see Menschen the movie on the big screen.

I wrote my original review and all subsequent rants after seeing it on the small screen of my computer. Seeing it in a theater environment, as it was intended, moved me in new ways. One reason, because I felt like, up to this point, I held a secret that I was just bursting to share. I delighted

Free Write Friday and One Track Mind or More

Free write FridayWhat is this Free Write Friday of which You Speak?

For those of you new to the party, Fridays I do a little “Free Write.” Timer has been set and I ramble on about the week, or whatever, for 15 minutes. Then I spell check, add a photo or two as applicable, and hit *publish.* It is contrary to my MO, because I like to fret over words more than this 15 minutes allows. But, there you go and here we are; so they say. 🙂

Menschen the Movie as Art: A Brief Review

Menschen PosterMenschen: a Work of Art

Menschen is a live action short film that packs a complex story into under 30 minutes time. The story takes place at the end of WWII, the troops are weary and history is about to declare the victors. What we are not reminded of in textbooks: on both sides of every gun beats the heart of a man, a man born to a mother just like you were, and what brought him to this place? Who

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