18 September 2015

The Rashtapes: Vol II

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Feeling slightly nostalgic for jazz clubs, martinis and a magnolia behind my ear. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I put it together.

(Note: Apparently you need a Spotify account to play it, which I’m sure you already have.:-))

13 September 2015

How I learned to shower like a European

istockphoto / MiguelMaro

istockphoto / MiguelMaro

It took a trip to Toggenburg to make me realize there was another way.

It had been a – by Swiss standards – a long ride. After arriving at the darling little rustic cabin in the mountains for a delightful weekend of freezing my ass off dashing through the snow, I made my way to the bathroom for a nice hot shower before bed. I scanned the 1960’s era decor and pulled back the lime plastic shower curtain that circled the tub on the inside.

I found the shower head, not poking out above me on the wall in front, but dangling from a shoulder-height holder.

“How am I supposed to get my head under that?”

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15 July 2015

Scenes from behind the camera, finally

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I normally don’t “yea me” that much, but this weekend was pretty special. After years of stops, starts and getting in my own way, I “directed” my first short (really, really short) film today based on an idea I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while. I’ll explain the story itself when everything is in the can.

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It’s weird to say “directed” because I don’t feel like I did anything. It was the crew, including two beautiful, talented and giving actors, who did it all.

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With that said, I’m on cloud 9 right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the actors, my co-workers and the dazzling crew who helped bring something in my head to life! More soon…after we make it out of post production!

By the way, life begins at 45.