Life

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 […]

Our Move to Florida from California

After almost 25 years in California, our family moved to Florida. It was time.  Doris and I had done some incredible things throughout our stay in California.  Doris started Samba Collection in our art Studio on Daisey Avenue.  I had my first art show there, was accepted into the new artist gallery at the LA County Museum of Art, co-authored VisualText with Amnon Meyers, we started SambaLa, we owned Tonys Restaurant for a number of years. SambaLa was by far our most expensive hobby but in many ways the most gratifying.  I found myself, Doris and our friends doing things we […]