Saturday, January 31, 2009

Vagabondism #7

7 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Don’t allow any false, ugly or destructive image to be engraved in your mind.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Vagabondism #6

6 Growing older is not for the squeamish. Cultivate courage.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vagabondism #5

5 Take the same road you take every day as if you’ve never taken it before and notice all the beauties, mysteries and secrets you didn’t know were there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vagabondism # 4

4 Throw love at them. If they throw scorn back, throw more love. Then duck.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vagabondism #3

3 Be thankful that you have a roof over your head, and the sky, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vagabondism #2

2 If there is a shadow in your life, look in the opposite direction to find the light.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vagabondism #1

1 You might be content being an observer of your own life if you could find a safe place to stand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1/20/09 2

Today I am thankful

1 for my neighbor's small TV
2 for Barack Obama
3 that my friend Marty is recovering
4 for no nasty mail
5 for a postcard from Linda

1/20/09 1

Oh Lord, keep me safe from all harm and hazard, protect me from all danger and distress.

Monday, January 19, 2009


So I've become a journal junkie.
There's no question about it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

1/17/09 2

Today I am thankful

1 for my friend Karen
2 for Mr. Stanford at Symantics for getting my Norton program straightened out
3 that people are responding to the WINTER QUIZ
4 that a few people have responed to Victorious Voices (I'm going to leave it there until I get 10 comments on it, since it's one of the best things I've ever written.)
5 for the supermarket

1/17/09 1

Old, sick, lonely, poor, in debt.
Is this the end of my pathetic life?

Friday, January 16, 2009


I wish myself joy that stays.

Thursday, January 15, 2009



Today I am thankful

1 for Just Plain Bill, again
2 for Indigo
3 for Rene
4 that my phone didn't ring
5 that some people entered winter quiz


Today I am thankful for

1 my books
2 my CDs
3 my CD player
4 my computer
5 the fine comments I got on yesterday's journal entry

Monday, January 12, 2009

1/12/09 2

Today I am thankful:

1 for Just Plain Bill
2 that the supermarket was open
3 for my books
4 that I can read other people's journals
5 for WSJT

1/12/09 1

The Wizard of Oz:

The Cowardly Lion - animal
The Scarecrow - vegetable
The Tin Woodman - mineral

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1/11/09 2

I was a fool, for many years. I admit it. And I most probably still am.

1/11/09 1

Today I am thankful

1 for winning Val's Sentence of the Week award
2 for Skip in Maine
3 for Linda in Washington
4 for Ken in Indiana
5 for my new CD of Bach cantatas

Saturday, January 10, 2009

1/10/09 3

Today I am thankful

1 for the music of Bach
2 for my friend Marty
3 for my computer that lets me write
4 that people read my story
5 for the egg I had for lunch

1/10/09 2

The route is up to me, the destination is not.

1/10/09 1

Just bercause someone gets praise for something doesn't necessarily mean they deserve it.

Friday, January 9, 2009


One of the biggest problems in the world is that there are too many people without a sense of humor.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I want to be a spiritual man.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

1/06/09 2

Advice to the actor: Know your part and speak your heart.

1/06/09 1

There's a hole in the sky. I've seen it.

Monday, January 5, 2009


The two most difficult parts about writing are:
1) starting
2) stopping


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I am an actor and broadcaster. I am grateful to have spent my life in the arts. Now I also write and paint. I am humbly trying to overcome selfishness, it's effects and regrets. I read history, philosophy, psychology and religion. My desire is to share what I have with the world while trying to make sense of a difficult life and enjoying the journey, no rituals, no rules, no summations.