At age 77, Ridley Scott is one of the busiest producer/directors working in both film and television. Steven Spielberg may be his only rival in terms of a production factory. Ridley Scott’s first credit of substance was directing The Duellists back in 1977. He followed that with Alien and a few years later, the amazing … More Who is Ridley Scott?
Mr. Smith went to Washington. Sgt. York took a hill in battle. Atticus Finch took a stand in a courtroom. Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty all took turns playing stoic, sometimes impassioned figures, good men against dark forces. For almost four decades, Tom Hanks has graced the big screen playing a variety of wacky, … More Tom Hanks: Next Man Up
Some months ago I learned that a childhood friend had died. More than 40 years had passed since we’d had any contact but the news was still troubling. For most of seven years we had been like brothers before our lives forever separated. As I read his online obituary I saw a life cut short … More If You Get There First
I have worked in the public sector for 30 years and one thing I learned early in my career was that perception is reality. I’ve often heard colleagues complain about how they don’t control what people think or believe. That statement is partially true at best. We, folks in the public sector, have a great … More Transparency and Perception
In 1965, Frank Sinatra released an album called September of My Years. It was a set of songs about the autumn of life: looking in the mirror, in the past and life ahead. Frank wasn’t a writer but he was able to pick and stylize some marvelous songs. The release of the album coincided with … More September of My Years