April 14th, 2009

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Spring Bouquet

For the last couple of weeks, I've been taking photos of the flowers that have sprung up in my neighborhood. First were the crocuses and other early blooms. More recently, it's daffodils and tulips.

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For My Filmmaker Friends

jonessally posted this notice on my film review of the shorts program at Philadelphia Film Festival. I figured some filmmaking people on my list would be interested. Please pass the word.

LA Shorts Fest

Final Deadline – May 8, 2009

13th LA Shorts Fest July 23-30, 2009 the largest short film festival in the world. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited. In past years, 33 participants have earned Academy Award nominations including 11 Oscar winning short films! The festival annually attracts more than 10,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals looking for the hottest new talent. We have honored some of Hollywood’s legends of the past: Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Robert Wise; along with actors Martin Landau, James Woods, Gary Oldman and directors Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont, Paul Haggis and Shane Black.

Submit Online: www.LAshortsFest.com.
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NaPoWriMo: Day 14

I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month, where the goal is to write one poem a day for 30 days. During the month of April, I will be using the writing prompts at ReadWritePoem.org and posting the results.

Day fourteen prompt (road trip)

Care to take a road trip? The concept for today’s poem is to write about cars and driving, although of course you might really be writing about something else.

Do you ever see a face in the grill of a car? Or do the brake lights of a car ahead look like an alien’s blinking stare? Think of the animated movie Cars that came out a few years ago. If you were a car, what kind would you be? A Rolls Royce? A Saab? What about a 1970 Cadillac convertible? You could write a love poem between two cars, or go on a road trip. Think of a specific highway, the kind of car you’d drive, who would be in the passenger seat, the places you’d see along the way. Maybe you’d like to write a political poem about cars and the environment, or cars and the economy. Whatever fuels your imagination.

Now, buckle up and write a poem!

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