Local Independent Spotlight III – Chad Eric Smith

You and everyone that you know are in for a treat. I have the privilege to not just know but interview Chad Eric Smith for the third time. His talent mesmerizes me. His performances are textured…layered and his writing and directing, thoughtful, rhythmic and with a splash of hilarity. I assure you that this giantContinue reading “Local Independent Spotlight III – Chad Eric Smith”

Local Independent Film Spotlight II – Chad Eric Smith

Growing their craft from strength to strength. That’s what the movers and shakers in local independent film have been up to. Chad Eric Smith is one of those intelligent talents who’s been doing exactly that. I had the opportunity to catch up with him to get the run down on his recent adventures as wellContinue reading “Local Independent Film Spotlight II – Chad Eric Smith”

Re-boot!

Starting again… What does that look like? Is it a good thing? Is it bad? Starting again can absolutely be necessary. Starting again can be taboo. Would you? Sometimes it’s the apples, or oranges, that life throws. Sometimes it is the kick in the pants that one needs. Whatever the reason, starting again can rejuvenate.Continue reading “Re-boot!”

And Still…Rest.

Love…that thing that eludes. Love…that thing that runs in the other direction when approached. Love…that thing that desperately wants to be captured, held, even squeezed as tightly as possible. Is it love? Is it? Truly? Is it validation? Validation? Validation. Validation. To know that we matter. Validation. To know that our presence here is important. ToContinue reading “And Still…Rest.”

Who? Me? – Part 1

“It’s going to take a while but I am going to get there.” Melanie was forceful. Melanie was adamant but was she convincing? “What are you waiting on?” Cynthia was oh too familiar with saying that phrase to her friend. Melanie dropped her head looking for the imaginary fist that had just punched her in the gut. She pulledContinue reading “Who? Me? – Part 1”

Learning Anew: An Excerpt VI

“Okay, so I know that this may sound crazy.” His eyes dropped to his shoes and a light escaped from them. “Maybe just a little.” A loose chuckle rolled out of his belly. Johan tried to sound casual though he’d rehearsed this speech several times over in his head. Aniya peered at him, teeth gritted under her pressed lips. Johan’s lashes fluttered. Aniya didn’t make it easy forContinue reading “Learning Anew: An Excerpt VI”

You Are Complete

Open your eyes. Go ahead, open them! That’s it. Look at me. Look into My eyes. What do you see? Tell me what you find when you really look at Me. I’ll give you a moment. Now let me help you. It’s love. It’s My perfect love that’s beaming right back at you. May I tellContinue reading “You Are Complete”

The Island

An island much? Haven’t you heard? No man is an island. Try harder. It’s easier isn’t it? Maybe. Otherwise it’s work. Isn’t it? Understood. It’s walls. Walls have been erected. Walls to cover up. Walls to hide behind. Past wounds are pulsing. Pulsing loudly in your ear. They are dictating. Oh, they are so loud. You askedContinue reading “The Island”

Learning Anew: Excerpt V

Aniya stared at her lap for two more seconds before she raised her head tentatively. She peered into Susan’s bright blue eyes trying to find the correct words to utter to her supervisor, and mentor. She doesn’t want to appear ungrateful but the confused mess of turmoil building up inside her made her sift through every word screaming atContinue reading “Learning Anew: Excerpt V”

Learning Anew: An Excerpt IV

A belly laugh tumbled out of her stomach. For some reason Johan’s words amused Aniya to the point of causing her to fold over at her stomach-laughing. It took her all of two minutes before she could compose herself. “I’m sorry.” Sarcasm oozed out of her veins. “Um, because you’re the head honcho you think that it’s okay that you lied to me?”Continue reading “Learning Anew: An Excerpt IV”