Family

Gone Ape

March 7, 2018 Hi Kurt, Here is the story of the GONE APE trip west—-to the best of my recollection—-it occurred in the summer of 1954, now nearly sixty-four years ago. Three high school friends and I decided to take a trip west and do it in a converted “step-van.” This type vehicle is still used by tradesmen and delivery companies like FedEx and UPS. The pictures, a copy of the newspaper article and our train ticket home will follow later in this report. The van base chassis was a 1946 International and it had seen better days which is […]

Nurturing Natural Talent

Ever since Luanda could talk, she has danced, sang, and performed. And because she was born into the middle of my documentary “Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year” which spanned 8 years of her life, Luanda always felt at home in front of my camera. But what I saw through the viewfinder throughout those first few years of my daughter’s childhood was something beyond normal. When it came to natural talent in dance, singing, and performing it was quite apparent to me that she had talent well beyond her years. I more often found myself filming her performances not as […]

Goodbye Mom…

All moments in life are unique. But some moments are more permanent and poignant than others. On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 10:30 am in the morning, I found myself alone with my mom, holding and patting her hand, smiling at her, looking straight into her eyes and talking with her, knowing she was slipping away, but still there. There is nothing more intimate than spending the last minutes of one’s life with someone. I could have told her how much I loved her, what she meant to everyone, or cried and say I would miss her. But all those things […]