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Month: March 2012

Rocky Story Just Doesn’t Go Down

So, my third post on the ROCKY story… Obviously this has touched a nerve… Today, on a public message board, my friend Mark addressed my last two blogs. I asked him if he’d mind if I posted some it here as I think it’s good for people to hear different points of view. (Below his post is my public response to his words.) “Tom: You and I have known each other for some years, and I have a lot of respect and admiration for you. Affection too. I read your… Read more Rocky Story Just Doesn’t Go Down

“Ya want the truth — Ya got heart, but ya fight like an ape”

So, yesterday I posted a blog, Anthony Robbins telling the story of Sylvester Stallone’s rise from poverty to fame, selling his dog in front of a liquor store, demanding that he and he alone star in his screenplay “Rocky.” A story I had heard for decades, but now being told by a motivational speaker, with more details and more touching elements than I had ever heard before… However, within hours of my posting, someone I don’t know, alerted me that Tony Robbin’s story is and was nothing more than a… Read more “Ya want the truth — Ya got heart, but ya fight like an ape”

The Rocky Story… told by Anthony Robbins (could also be called best $25 ever invested)

This is a GREAT TELLING OF A GREAT STORY. Many things I had never heard before… Especially the stuff about the dog and the man at the liquor store. Here’s a little story from me… Trust me not nearly as dramatic… At least yet. Only a few days ago I was questioning whether or not to continue working through this current lull of paid work and decent sized checks, and keep investing in my long term dream, or to go out and get a survival job, doing possibly the more… Read more The Rocky Story… told by Anthony Robbins (could also be called best $25 ever invested)

Facing The Wall

As you may have noticed, my blog posting has decreased dramatically as of late, and I’m happy to say that it’s for a good reason… Lately, I’ve been deeply entrenched in research and rewrites of a feature script so my 30 minutes minimum of writing per day is going to that (hours a day)… My collaborator and I met for a walk on Hermosa Beach a few weekends ago, and when we talked through an action plan, that was one of the two things we came up with. My collaborator… Read more Facing The Wall


I haven’t posted in a few days for a few reasons… The first is that nothing has really stood out for me as of late, and while I have had a few things/events/thoughts that I could have written about, nothing really struck me that I wanted to write about. And the second, my writing time as of late has been devoted to research. On Sunday I had a great walk and talk with one of my collaborators… In our discussions I decided I would reinvest some time into a screenplay… Read more Research