Archive for April, 2008

In Defense of Al Pacino

April 30, 2008

Wednesday, 30, 2008; I have read an article in the LA Times lamenting the fact that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both seem to be making movies without reading the script. I don’t know about De Niro, but I believe that Al Pacino will one day get another great role. At this stage of his career, maybe he feels that he doesn’t need to do movies the way he did when he was younger. But his tremendous talent is still there. That doesn’t go away. We will see him in a marvelous part again. I for one can’t wait.

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Self Publishing?

April 30, 2008

Self publishing, I hear, is very expensive. Getting picked up by a major publisher is hard. But many self publishers have their book picked up by a major publisher if the book sells a lot of copies. It depends on how ambitious you are and how driven. Whatever you do, you have to do most of the marketing yourself, at least at first. Eugenia Renskoff

$2,145.85 Tax Bill Update

April 28, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008: I am not able to pay this bill. The last few years have been very rough financially as well as emotionally. I can’t remember a time in my life as bad as this one. The GA foreclosure was and is something that I can’t forget. It hurt me deeply because it was a very beautiful condo in a beautiful neighborhood and I will always miss it. I had no idea that mortgage fraud or predatory lending existed. I had no idea that either one (or both) would ever happen to me. Now it’s very hard to recover.

New New Answer To Sinner

April 28, 2008

April 28, 2008: My time on the Internet is very limited these days. Sometimes I do not have more than an hour per day to do everything that needs to be done. 60 minutes is not enough to work on the blogs, plus everything else. From my answers to you, any body reading them can figure out what, you, the reader, has said.

I have beem more than honest with you and the other readers of this blog, about my Forbidden Love experience. I have written a critically acclaimed book about it and am finishing the English version of the screenplay. My feelings for this man meant a lot to me. It is an experience I will never forget. I don’t think he will, either. Forbidden love hurts in more ways than you can imagine.

Anectodal counts because it is about people and their individual and unique experiences. Yours count because you believe what you believe. I write here what I feel. I don’t ask you to approve or disapprove. If you can empathize with me, that’s great. If you can’t put yourself in my shoes, that is  valid.

 

Sean Bell

April 26, 2008

April 26, 2008: I do not approve of the Sean Bell ruling. If detectives killed him when he was unarmed, how can they get off? 31 shots came from just one detective. There’s something about justice, the legal system, that I will probably never understand. Maybe they think too much about the law and not enough about the people involved, the victims and their families.

Very Soon

April 25, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008: I have to find a home very soon. The hostility in the place where I am now is growing very rapidly. It is something that thickens, that becomes bigger and bigger. The feelings inside me are very sad and I want to stop seeing them, but it is impossible. They are there, in front of me, demanding my full attention and a quick solution. Knowing that the answer is not in plain sight does not make it easier for me.

Carly Smithson

April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008: It was a shock and a surprise to see Carly Smithson get eliminated from American Idol last night. I feel that she has a truly great voice and she is a very honest person, too. If I knew her, I would tell her how right she is to say that the road to success in the arts is very thorny. I don’t believe that she is pulling out the victim card with this comment. It is the plain truth and more people should acknowledge this fact.

New Answer To Sinner

April 23, 2008

April 23, 2008: I do not want to get into an online discussion with you. I appreciate your comments. You believe that Optional Celibacy would not work out and that the inheritance issue is not that important. I believe that it is time for Optional Celibacy. I also believe that it will come. It’s going to happen.  People, whther they are priests or not, are going to fall in love. If they fall in love, they will want to be with that person. It is a very painful experience and I would not want anyone to go through it.

It will take a long time to get used to it, but it’s in the future. There are many priests from well to do or rich families. Most mothers from those families do not want priest sons. I have known/heard of a few. Statistics will not work as far as I am concerned. The experiences of real people with similar experiences are what I most care about.

 

Reply to Simple Sinner

April 22, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008: No, the fact that at one time I wanted to marry the man I loved has very little to do with my opinion today. I loved him and I wanted to be a part of his life. If that meant being a parish helper, I saw/see nothing wrong with the idea. When I was a child I knew people who were Protestant ministers with wives and children. They did not look stressed out or torn. In fact, they were happy and fun to be around. I have always felt that the Celibacy Rule was not good or healthy, just convenient for the Church because of the inheritance issue. Rabbis have wives, as do doctors and lawyers and other people in professions that involve helping people in one way or another. Why shouldn’t Catholic priests (and maybe nuns, too) have families of their own if they want to?

Al Pacino Now

April 21, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008: I have admired Al Pacino ever since The Godfather. He is a great actor, and I feel, a very intelligent person. Lately, his movie roles haven’t been the best and I am very sorry for that. 88 Minutes, his latest, has not received good reviews and it is said that he doesn’t read scripts anymore. I think he can still do great things, play good roles that can showcase all of his talents.

Yes, we will always remember  Michael Corleone. Partly because of this Al Pacino is a movie legend. I hope his next film is half as good as he is.