the Holiday season in California and although it's been cool
lately, some warmer weather has returned. I spent this past
Saturday on the beach in Malibu. It was beautiful and the beach
was practically deserted. Speaking of the beach and the holidays,
on Thanksgiving morning I was jogging on the beach. Only in
Southern California......OK and Florida...and Hawaii.
did some filming a few weeks ago...pick up scenes for a project on
which I had previously worked. I also did another radio interview
for a radio station in Arkansas.
at the day job are going very well and I'm getting used to the
"9-5" schedule. I'm spending most of my time at our
Regional Headquarters but, I'll probably be on the road three days a
week visiting our facilities throughout SoCal starting in
have been a bunch of Christmas parties to attend, with more coming
up in the next week or so including the big HCR party on
was a busy month for me and now it's time to relax. I left IBM
after over 5 years and started a new "day" job on Sept.
27th. I'm working with a great bunch of people so, that's good
news. Also, I was super busy in October as the election
approached. I did an hour on KFI Radio here in LA on Oct.
17th. Congrats go out to the President.
in October, the annual "Haunted Jail" at my Sheriff's
station. That took a lot of time on the weekends and some
evenings. It was fun though and this year was very successful.
be appearing on the Dom Giordano Show in Philadelphia (1210
AM, The Big Talker) this Tuesday, Nov. 16th, in the 8:00 PM
almost over, although here in Southern California, we've got
another 2 months or so. We've lately had days around 100
degrees in the Valley but, NO HUMIDITY. I hit Zuma beach in Malibu
earlier in the week.
was back East for a good portion of August. I got to see the
family but, didn't really have a chance to visit with others as I
was on Cape Cod for much of the time.
appeared again on Fox News Live on Aug 26th, this time with
Skinner. I had a great time and hopefully was able to convey my
points with clarity. I also did another radio interview with KNX
Radio in Los Angeles.
will be changing in one of my job departments at the end of the
month. I'll be leaving IBM and going to work for a large Southern
California based company. I'll still be in the computer
applications training field though.
got back from San Diego and the CRP Convention. Had a great time
and met with a lot of people. A very productive weekend. Yesterday I
was on Fox News Live (The Fox News Channel) with host Bob Sellers.
I was discussing Politics in Hollywood. Since this is a political
season, I've also been doing a lot of radio interviews on the same
subject, among those appearances were WPHT Philadelphia, KTKZ
Sacramento and KFYI Phoenix. I'll be doing a lot more between now
and the election.
4, 2004- A
couple of weeks ago, I was asked back for a second table read (script in
progress) for a sitcom which will be presented to the networks later
this year. The principles on this project are not just kids. One is a
former producer of Murphy Brown and one of the writers is a VP at one of
the big national radio syndication networks. They have some clout in
this town....stay tuned. This
past weekend I met Paul McCartney.... Beatles, Wings...Yes, that Paul
21, 2004- Ok,
so it's been a while since I've written here.....not much has
happened since the last update. This
past weekend was my car clubs big Spring car show:
usual, it was great fun, although I had to get up at 5:00 AM
to get to the park for setup. The Spring show is a 2 day event and
we had cars from all over. I talked with some guys who came in
from the Chicago area. They said that they drove out to Las Vegas
a few weeks ago for a car show there, they then stored their cars
in Vegas and flew back to Chicago. Last week, they flew back to
Vegas, picked up their cars and drove up to our show.. After that
they were going to drive back to Chicago land. Saturday was
raining off and on but Sunday was beautiful. I also picked up a
couple of parts for the Barracuda. By the way, the 'Cuda wasn't at
the show as I'm in the process of doing a brake upgrade project.
The upgrade modifications I'm doing will make the 'Cuda stop like
a modern street racer instead of an early '70's boat.
are some pictures from the
New Year! Hard to believe that another year has come and gone. I
stayed here in SoCal for the Holidays. On New Years Day, I got up
at 2 AM and went to Pasadena to work at the Rose Parade for the
Sheriff's Dept. It was fun but a lot of work. At least I had a
street view of the parade as I was right on Colorado Blvd.. That
was nice. Today I went to the LA Auto Show and saw all the new
Iron. That was fun. At the end of this week I'll be doing a bunch
of traveling for IBM/Hallmark.
been traveling a lot lately and am still pretty much in the middle
of it therefore I can only do a brief update at this time. Watch
for me again this weekend on MSNBC's "America's
Voices". It's on Saturday at 6PM EST,
3PM in the West. It's also repeated on Sunday morning at Noon
in the East, 9AM in the West. We taped this week's show this
past Thursday night. As soon as I left the studio at 8 PM, I had
to rush over to the Burbank Airport and catch the last flight to
Oakland, CA. I'll also be on another episode, but I'm not sure if
it's on next weekend or the weekend after Thanksgiving.
fires here in SoCal pretty much ended when the rain and cool
weather came in (cool for California). It didn't get too close to
where I live although the Valley filled up with smoke and dulled
the sun for a few days.
will be Inaugurated as Governator here in California this Monday.
We are looking forward to that.
Election night- I was a panelist on MSNBC's Hardball
with Chris Matthews on election night. I will also again be on
MSNBC's "America's Voices". It will either
air this weekend or around Thanksgiving.
out pictures from this years Fall Fling car show which occurred
this past weekend. It was sponsored by the Car club I belong to,
the Chrysler Performance West Car Club.
couple of months. I finished up the big Honeywell/IBM project,
thus ending a horrible commute every morning to Torrance. I then
began a busy out-of-town travel schedule including the following
cities: Marshall, MO; Anaheim, CA; Chula Vista, CA (near San Diego);
Northridge, CA; Boston; Westboro, MA; Great Barrington, MA
(Berkshire Mountains); Claremont, NH; Ventura, CA; and Visalia,
weekend of Sept. 20th, I was on MSNBC's show "America's
Voices" as part of a political focus group. I was asked
back for the first weekend in October but unfortunately, I was
already booked. I'm sure I'll be on again in the future. I also
had the chance to attend a taping of Sean Hannity's Radio and
TV program on Sept.25th. I had the opportunity to meet Sean,
as well as KABC radio's Joe Crummy, Chuck Norris and his wife Gena, Morgan Britney (Dallas) and Barret Swatek (7th
were all very nice. We
may soon have a new Governator (Ahhnold) here in California. He
should be a huge improvement over the loser we now have as
Arnold is running for Governor of California and he'll probably
win.... yes, that's a very good
been very busy this last month as the big IBM / Honeywell
project finally began. I've been commuting to Torrance
every day and it's a terrible time traffic-wise. This
project will be completed soon then I have some short term
traveling assignments for the other project I'm working
7/4/2003- Happy Independence Day! Today will be a beach day in Malibu.
I'm a little behind in
updating my web site. Things have picked up a lot with IBM. I've been doing some
traveling on the Hallmark project. Also, the big Honeywell / IBM partnership project that
has been postponed every month since January is finally scheduled to start in a few weeks.
I've already been to the facility for the primary preparation for the big rollout. We'll
see if it actually starts on the new start date. I haven't been back East yet for my
Summer visit. I'll have to wait to see when my projects conclude before I can plan the
trip. We're still working on
"Mineo" and "C-Note" and we'll be speaking with the New Jersey Film
Bureau in a few weeks to discuss possible locations for filming and incentives for doing
February was a slow month on a couple of fronts. Auditions were few, as
productions in Hollywood are down. IBM events were way down as well. A big National IBM
project that I'm spearheading has been postponed again. Originally slated to begin on
January 6th, it has been postponed 3 times, now scheduled to begin on April 1st. I had a
few Radio appearances though.......I did the Conway & Steckler Show
on 97.1 FM, The Ken & Company Morning Show on KABC and The
Larry Elder Show which is syndicated nationally and on KABC here in Los Angeles.
There will be more of these to come. February here in LA was a little rainy but, a lot
easier to take than the Arctic winter they're having back East.
New Year! I know that you're only supposed to say that until the end of January but I
started to write this update on Jan.1st. Finally, after being in Southern California for 5
years, I made it to the New Years Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. I was
front row since I was working at it for the Sheriff's Dept. It was fantastic to see it in
person, after seeing it for years on television from cold New England. And speaking of the
weather, here in Southern California it has been beautiful and warmer than normal. I went
to the Zuma Beach in Malibu yesterday and it was like summer. For those of you in the cold
climates, I'm sorry you had to hear that....well, not really. On the acting front, things
have been a little slow since the first of the year. I did have a couple of IBM events
here in California in the last couple of weeks. One in San Luis Obispo (central California
coast) and the other in Corona. Not too much else going on.
Things are finally quieting down workwise with IBM. It has been very busy over the last
couple of months and there was a lot of traveling, although it was mainly in the Southern
California area. On the acting scene: we did some more
pick up shots for Vengeance Trail in October and although I may
still have to do some in-studio voiceovers, the filming is pretty much completed. In late
summer, I worked on a training film for the LA County Sheriff's Dept. which is out now.
Most Department personnel will be seeing this, as many have already. So far the reviews
are good and......since I played a Sergeant in the film, I now outrank all my
buddies....if they buy that. This October, as we at the C.V. Sheriff's station do every
October, we produced "The Haunted Jail" for the kids (and adults) in the
community. The turn out this year was excellent. October 12th was the big event........ I
attended old pal Ed G. and Phyllis's wedding in Doylestown, PA. It was a great time and we
all had a blast. I saw some old friends that I hadn't seen in years and met some new one's
whom I had heard about and finally got to meet. October 19th was the big Fall Fling Mopar
show at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. It was sponsored by the Chrysler Performance West Club of which I am a member.
I had the 'Cuda on display there and it felt right at home with all it's brother and
sister cars (approx 350).
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