Saturday, December 31, 2011
THE END OF ANOTHER YEAR
Today is the last day of 2011. It's been a strange and odd year: a year in which I've officially retired from work but certainly not from real living. I think since I've retired, I've written more creative things with my amazing partner John Nugent than at any point in my life. I call John "The Gift" because he truly is. He is bar none the most creative and kindly soul of all time. I have written many songs, but I write so much better with him. He is patient, kind, incredibly romantic and he brings things out of me that no one has ever brought out of me before. Together we've revitalized the television pilot for "First Mother" and created the pilots for "Senior High Dropouts", "Irish Leftovers", "Taxing Laughter", The Goldilocks Boys" and just in the the last three days a new comedy pilot called "A Muse- Ing- Ly Yours" which as they say in the trades "ain't bad." We've completed four musicals and have entered four musicals in the ASCAP- Dreamworks competition. We produced a stage show called "We Are Different Now" that was an artistic success( the picture from which you can see on this page.) My dad used to say "Don't let the moss grow under your feet." Well I can honestly say that we haven't. This is the year also that I re-discovered a cousin (Randy Parole) and found out just how supportive they are. My incredible friend Tim Doran I think has finally battled his last health conflict and it looks like he's going to go forward with a great year. I will always be grateful to this amazingly talented and kind man: without him I simply would not be a songwriter today. I look forward to 2012 the year in which we may have a new president and a year in which my status with John Nugent may finally change and God will allow us to enjoy a few years of success and prosperity. I am grateful to God for all of his many blessings. he is the center of my life and the King of my heart. We had a quiet but lovely Thanksgiving and Christmas and I know that the Dear Lord is right by my side at every single moment. John and I have made some very lovely new friends because of "We Are Different Now" and learned some great life lessons. So come forward New Year: do your best and shine like a diamond. It's Leap Year after all!