“What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?” When I listen to comedians, writers, and actors in interviews give their answers to this question, I…… Read more “Someone Else”
I used to be a skinny mother@#$%er, but I was never in shape. You could see my rib cage when I’d inhale, and on the days when we ran the mile in high school, you could see it a lot as I’d lay on the ground and gasp for air praying for a quick and merciful end to my misery. I just had one of those metabolisms where I could eat anyone under the table at any all-you-can-eat joint, and while I never played a team sport, I got a lot of training. One of my fondest memories as a kid was spending time at Panda, a Chinese buffet that was a part of a hotel in Jacksonville Beach not far from our church. We went every Sunday, but we weren’t zealots. On non-holy days, we’d hit up other smorgasbords.
“The Ruins of Our Past” went through phases. It started off as a kid’s action flick ala TMNT called “FBKIS.” As I got older, it moved away…… Read more “The Two Daves”
When I was a boy, I rode on a pretty rough-and-tumble school bus. The forty-five minute route had two or three other stops, but the vast majority…… Read more “The Chronicles of “Peaking” VII: For the Love of the Game”
Two science-fiction franchises, each with their own distinct voice, have been inextricably linked by two “Versus” films, so let’s finally settle this fight and rank each entry…… Read more “War of the Worlds: ‘Alien’ Versus ‘Predator’”
Ashley Alan is a traveling salesman with a suitcase full of dreams. In “Peaking,” he is the theatrical creation of Elijah and Victor, but in reality, he was inspired by my all-time favorite musical theater collaborators.
In the last post, we scraped the surface of our plot, and today, I’d like to introduce you to the characters who will drive our tale.
“Peaking” is a one-hour drama-comedy series that follows a failed playwright who makes inspirational videos about hiking the mountains of California with his girlfriend. His life is not what he imagined it would be, made all the more desperate when he receives a devastating diagnosis of stage four cancer.
Before I got my current day job with IKEA, I worked at a high-end movie theater. There, I met a guy named Chance who was a lot…… Read more “The Chronicles of ‘Peaking’ III: Inspiration”
Like a lot of people struggling to survive, I started working as a teen. Aside from a brief couple of months searching for gainful employment after college when I made a few short films, a stint on unemployment when I released my second album, and a two-month medical leave after my back surgery when I wrote my first novel, I’ve been working nonstop.