Monthly Archives: July 2015

Las Vegas, Baby – USA summer 2015 – Week 3

IMG_3400(this is the third of three parts and very long – just giving you fair warning)

July 2, 2015

We’d been in the country for two weeks and were just now making it to the ancestral homeland. This week was going to be different than the two previous weeks as now there was going to be a bit more visiting people rather than places. And we got a good start to this on Thursday morning. Continue reading

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To the Bay and Butterflies – USA summer 2015 – Week 2

On the Bridge(this is the second of three parts and very long – just giving you fair warning)

June 24, 2015

Wednesday morning started early since we knew we had a long day ahead of us. Of course, the hardest part was going to be simply getting out of town. By this point, we’d learnt to (kinda sorta) trust the googlemaps GPS system and it said surface streets were our best bet for getting out to Santa Monica and the PCH as quickly as possible. Continue reading

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What nobody talks about, when they talk about Marilyn Monroe

Thoughts for a Sunday MorningWhat nobody talks about, when they talk about Marilyn Monroe.

“She always wanted to be photographed while reading, because that’s what she loved doing most. She had a library of over 400 books.”

Let’s just take a moment to respect the ultimate combination that is both beauty and brains. Rest in peace, Ms. Monroe.

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Weddings and the West Coast – USA summer 2015 – Week 1

2015-06-17 20.24.19(this is the first of three parts and very long – just giving you fair warning)

Last January, 2014, I was visiting the US for my niece Riley’s bat mitzvah. This was my second time returning to the motherland since I’d left and as with the time before, I took the opportunity to visit friends in LA and San Francisco. While I was in LA I met up with my good friend, brilliant actor and former roommate JR. A few weeks earlier, JR had gotten engaged to the beautiful and charming Natasha, whom I’d heard about but this trip was my first time meeting her. It was great! Then at one point, JR and I were just shooting the breeze and he said “Listen… If you say ‘no,’ I’m screwed because I don’t know who else fits so will you be my Best Man.” I man enough to admit there were tears and hugging and of course I said “yes!” Continue reading

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Sharing passions and Star Wars Machete Order

Star-Wars-Dad_o_132957I’m thinking about kids. My own specifically. No, I’m not pregnant (nor is anyone I know in a biblical sense) but it’s come up recently and it’s something on my mind. I’m thinking about how we, as parents, share our passions with kids. I wrote about it recently for David Magazine and how I thought it was missing from modern society. Continue reading

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A problem with Hollywood…

How Kerry Conran saw Hollywood’s future – then got left behind.

This is a bit about what’s wrong with the mainstream of Hollywood. because these guys couldn’t play the game, they got shut out. They wanted to do something to open the doors for everyone, and ended up just locking themselves on the outside.

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DAVID • Think: Art of the Reboot

DAVID • Think: Art of the Reboot.

My latest “think” piece for David. This time about reboots and remakes and sequels and everything else in-between.

Please chime in on the discussion, either here or (preferably) on the magazine’s page. Would love to know what you think.

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