1. DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – REVISITING THE HOT ZONE AND CONTACT

    What we write in the past lasts and has an after-life that impacts the future.  I experienced this in real time the last week of 2019 during a late-night writing session. The Hot Zone and Contact aired on different cable networks nearly back to back.  I had to watch because of the unique serendipi…Read More

  2. Italy Epiphany

    “…a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you.”    – Cambridge Dictionary Have you noticed epiphanies occur at the most unexpected moments, places and situations? They certainly do for me in this wri…Read More

  3. BACK TO THE HOT ZONE – OR STILL CRAZY SCARY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    At 9pm EDT on May 27, Memorial Day eve, The Hot Zone, a 6 part mini-series premiered, based on Richard Preston’s terrifying 1992 article in the New Yorker, “Crisis In the Hot Zone”, and his even more terrifying 1994 book, The Hot Zone, introducing the unsuspecting public to the deadly pathogen…Read More

  4. THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL – 25 YEARS LATER

    Why writers like to hang with each other and are “still crazy after all these years?” This photo was taken at the first Heart of Texas Film Festival in 1994. The brainchild of Barbara Morgan, a fiercely determined force of nature and Austinite, it was to be a film festival for Writers….yes, fo…Read More