Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment

As we come to the end of the year and the Christmas Season I thought I’d just share a story I wrote a very long time ago. It’s not great writing. It did appear as one of the winners in the Deseret News’ “Christmas I Remember Best” competition in 1995. But it is really just […]


Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I should apologize. I thought doing a “blog” every week would be a piece of cake. It’s not. I keep running out of ideas that I think people in or out of the movie biz would enjoy. I realize that people (most people) don’t want to know about screenwriting or movies (although I have a […]

“I have this idea…”

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I missed posting a blog last week because I was working in a small project as an actor. Weak excuse. When you work on a film as an actor you have nothing but time. True. You spend hours waiting in a trailer or “honey-wagon” (look that one up) for the set PA to come around […]

My Peat Moss Analogy

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment

  We are all like peat moss. I know, odd analogy. But in Scotland, the ancient home of my ancestors, the peat bogs are numerous and have been part of the people’s lives since the dawn of time. Anciently, even as now, much light, heat and progress came from the burning of peat moss in […]

Working with the Stars

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Working with the Stars

In the last thirty years I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the best – and best known – actors and actresses in Hollywood. Even though for the most part, it wasn’t in Hollywood. It was here in Utah. But then, Utah is kind of Hollywood North with Sundance, Redford and all the […]


Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I’ve given a lot of thought to what I should address in this weblog (that’s where the word “blog” comes from by the way) And I’ve pretty much decided that it will be whatever strikes me as essential in giving the reader what will help you the most in realizing showbiz dreams. In my case, […]

How did you get into film?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
How did you get into film?

For the first installment of my blog, I’m answering that question. It’s the one thing I’m asked most often, “how did you get started?” The short answer is I got fired from my regular job the year I turned forty. Yup. Tossed out. I was working at the local NBC affiliate on a “magazine” type […]