Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cinefantastique Rises Again

Happy Birthday Ray Bradury

Ray Bradbury, the visionary author who was my own personal and professional Muse, would have been 92 today. So, Happy Birthday, Ray.

Yours is the one departure from my life that will never heal. If Mars is indeed Heaven, then you are there smiling back at us showing us the way. Just as you always did.

I miss you profoundly, sir.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Feeling More At Home

Although this picture may not look like much, it's actually an Epic Event.

This is Jane (next to the beagle) who has been staying here the past three and a half weeks as a foster dog, until she gets adopted.

She was rescued from a horrible puppy mill and her entire life was nightmarish, making it nearly impossible for her to trust any human beings, and I certainly don't blame her. Until only a few minutes ago, Jane either stayed on a little cot hidden behind the couch here in my studio or slept in her kennel. These were the only places she felt safe.

Well, as you can see, Jane has now conquered the old sofa in the living room. First time she's come out like this on her own. I'm very proud of her. She's so brave.

Monday, August 6, 2012


What an amazingly thrilling, emotional night.

Look at what we can do when we apply our brains and passion, and our growing technology, toward something nondestructive and inspirational. We can touch other worlds. Peacefully and tenderly. A warm, hopeful cosmic handshake. We can do miraculous things and nothing is impossible. Let's always remember that.

The world is different today. It's new and adventurous, without any mistakes in it yet. What was once an impossible dream is now real. Now all we need is to do this again. And again. And again.

 Today, WE are the Martians.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Martian Invasion Continues