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”
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.
I want to honor the message of what happened fifty years ago at my alma mater. The best way I know to do that is to share…… Read more “50 Years Later – Kent State”
As I head out the door, I ask Stella to grab a pad of paper and a pencil, so we can leave for her dad’s house as…… Read more “The Chronicles of ‘Peaking’ I: Beginnings”
It’s been over a year since I proposed to Stella, my girlfriend of — well, twelve years yesterday! And in celebration of that, I present to thee,…… Read more “Engaged to Eternity”