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Equinoxe Germany

I've been at beautiful Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps. It was a fabulous setting for the recent Equinoxe Germany workshop

Barack Obama – Three Factors of Character Type

I’ve written extensively on the differences in Character Type between John McCain and Barack Obama. Both candidates’ response to the recent American financial crisis is further revealing of all aspects of their Character Types

#ThinkpieceThursday – McCain and Obama: Character Consistency in Storytelling

#ThinkpieceThursday - The Presidential election is an opportunity to see two Character Types play their roles on the world stage

John McCain – Three Factors of Character Type

The same tactics and approach can create totally dissimilar strengths and weaknesses, problems and opportunities because the two characters view the world so differently

New Book With A Powerful Backstory

"I pressed the button on the phone and the first sound I heard in the headset was a child sobbing. She was barely able to speak, kept saying the same thing over and over…”I just want it to stop.” It was Monday morning 7.30 am. My very first call as a ChildLine volunteer counselor

Ugly Betty – 2008 Premiere Disappointment

The show premiered only marginally up from its low of last season. Here’s what I believe went wrong with the season premiere (and what danger signs it sends for the rest of season three)

Raising the Bar – Not Bochco at His Best

The audience needs to be actively concerned about a character's sanity, safety or soul to be truly engaged

Antidote to Bad News

People who want a rich full life might be better off pursing play rather than wealth to get all that will make them happy

#WritingAdviceWednesday – Coming of Age Films and Power of Idealism

#WritingAdviceWednesday - Coming of Age films, as I define them, are Power of Idealism films

Second Hand Wedding

As a frequent flyer on Air New Zealand I have the opportunity to see regional films that don't ever make it to the US in wide distribution. My favorite film this trip was the delightful and heartwarming Second Hand Wedding. It's everything one would want in comedy.
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