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15
Mar
08

Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden

By L.A. standards, we have a lot of land: just over 1/4 of an acre. Anywhere else, it’s a postage stamp.

Last winter, we didn’t get as much rain as we did this year, and so this year’s weed growth is unprecedented. I knew it wouldn’t be a small task, so admittedly I’ve been putting it off, and while I was out there pulling, I learned a few universal truths (yet again). Continue reading ‘Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden’

13
Feb
08

My Screenplay: Damages, A Rock Opera

The red journal.With the WGA strike ending, the heat is back up on my screenplay, Damages.

For those of you who don’t know, Damages is the story of an actress, her teenage son, and the man who molests him, the damages they inflict upon each other, and the path to justice and redemption… told in the style of Moulin Rouge, through 16 songs by Queen.

Yes, it’s autobiographical, with names changed to protect the innocent and guilty alike.

I am fortunate to have a fantastic team behind this project: Amy Schiffman, Larry Taube, and Stafford Arima. Not only are they keen professionals, but dear friends. We share a deep, heartfelt passion for Damages, as many will, and their guidance and encouragement has been invaluable. I love you guys.

Have a taste: fivepages.pdf

05
Feb
08

Taxes: Another Reason Domestic Partnership Isn’t Enough

When I get my W-2 this year, it will look like I made more money than I actually did. In fact, my total compensation will be my salary plus the amount my company pays for Sam‘s medical coverage – since he’s my Domestic Partner. It will be considered additional income that I made, and we will pay taxes on that additional amount.

Continue reading ‘Taxes: Another Reason Domestic Partnership Isn’t Enough’




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