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For The Good Times ( Kris Kristofferson Cover )

First things first. Happy 80th birthday to Kris Kristofferson on June 22, 2016! This cover version of Kris Kristofferson’s iconic standard, For The Good Times, originally made famous by the great Ray Price, is taken from The ehMTee Show Original Webcast Soundtrack. I love so many Kristofferson songs. I also appreciate his craft as an actor, […]

Love Challenge

As William Wordsworth once wrote: “To begin, begin.” Truer words were never spoken. One of my trusted friends is the supremely talented writer, columnist, and wellness expressionist, Tammy T. Stone. A Canadian living in Japan, we often commiserate about the teachings we experience in life. One night while chatting, she gifted me with these words, which, […]

The Seed Of A Spark Of A Glimmer

I was fortunate enough to be asked by the folks at The Seed of a Spark of a Glimmer to participate in their documentary series that explores human creativity. I’m in episode 4. There are 6 episodes in total. All are fascinating viewing experiences. Thanks must go to series creators Wade Ranson and Michelle Ranson […]

Concept Art, Animatics, and Storyboards

Below is a recent grouping of concept art, animatics, and storyboards I have done for various clients and productions. I am eager to do more work of this kind, to exercise my commercial illustration background. It has always been very satisfying to work collaboratively with a group of knowledgeable stakeholders, creative minds, and good idea […]

TIFF 1994, 20 Years Ago

20 years ago this year, I walked into the office of the Toronto International Film Festival, at Church and Carlton, and naîvely asked how I could volunteer. They subsequently exposed me to a world I had never known, through the lens of cinema, transforming the way I saw that world into a realm of possibilities, […]

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