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with open arms

they stand ~ waiting

to embrace

your passion


your vision.

I can hear their voices

whispering… from afar…

can you hear them?

your dreams are speaking…..

Note: Jordan left for the West Coast yesterday… with a car full of stuff and two friends.  Their final destination is Los Angeles, however, they are stopping along the way to hike in Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park.  Jordan will be living and working in LA.  He was accepted into the AFI’s (American Film Institute) Summer Internship Program, which will begin June 15th.  Until then, he has a job – working as an assistant on a film set. (The director is an alumnus of Jordan’s school.) & one more thing… since he will be an AFI intern, he will working on this year’s “AFI Lifetime Achievement Award” program which will be nationally televised in June.  Apparently some dude by the name of Steve Martin is the honoree!!  Geez the kid might as well be attending/working the Academy Awards!!  To quote my son ~ “Mom, they are renting me a tux!”


May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm 20 comments

10 for Tuesday = Ten Word Story #11



“I must let go of whom I hold most dear.”



deer hunter

Jordan is the one on the right – going for the Robert De Niro look from the movie “The Deer Hunter”.  The words are all him, as well.


It is official!  My son has been accepted in the American Film’s Institute’s (AFI) Summer Internship this summer!!! In Los Angeles……….across the country…….in a car…….

I could not be more proud.



April 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm 33 comments

more squirrelly thoughts



the past is finite

the future is infinite


the present – it just is……


all in a manner of speaking



inspired by a ‘past’ movie night with my boys – X-Men: Days of Future Past



(ps:  I enjoyed the movie very much, although I did need a chaser of Tylenol afterward.

Thank heavens I have Marvel geeks for sons!!)

February 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm 38 comments

10 for Tuesday = ten word story #2



“His mind is brimming with movies


to be created.”




taken before returning to school…and having to shave the beard…


January 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm 9 comments

an ode to an editing beard



my son –

what is it?

what is it i see?


oh mom –

it is my editing beard

my editing beard you see


my son –

tell me why?

tell me how it came to be?


oh mom –

i am so busy

i haven’t shaved in two weeks


my son –

what have you been doing?

what has kept you so very busy?


oh mom –

it is all the filming and editing

it has become life itself – it is my movie!


my son –

i am so proud,

so very proud to be…

the mom of a man with an editing beard

the editing beard i see!



one side of the beard


other side of the beard

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Yep, that’s my boy!

April 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm 20 comments

movie update – action!

I need you to do this


think that


say this


stand here.

No –

go there,

look this way…

No –

look that way –


your position –




Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 10.08.34 PM

directing….right before calling action!

Updates from the set:

I woke up this morning to a sweet surprise from my son – an action shot of my boy directing a movie!

One more tidbit – Apparently he has not shaved in 2 weeks – he has named ‘it’ an editing beard.  Humph, he promises a selfie ……..

I just gotta see this …


April 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm 17 comments


visions and dreams inspired

sweat and sleepless nights

dues must be paid

patiently he stands waiting

photo 1(5)

the 6′ tall Oscar


photo 2(5)

Oscar wearing one of Jordan’s favorite t-shirts.


Currently the young man is knee-deep in film footage.  He has begun editing his film project for school.  From what I have been told, there is much to do. This is the big one – he conceived the story, wrote the script, casting, directing, lighting, sound, editing…..

I believe my future Scorsese is having a wonderful time. 



Text updates from the set.


April 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm 16 comments

the movies in my mind

scenes of life keep passing by


hours upon hours come and go

people, places and stories may change


an audience of one… faithfully remains


a scene in Seattle
Bill, Jordan, Mom
Spring Break 2008

my branch breakers

my three boys
Spring Break 2006


a funny scene
classic Bill
one of many

March 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm 3 comments

“I have to make a movie…”

little man with Lego’s

dreaming his magical stories

bigger man with camera

filming his magical dreams

A future Spielberg?

A future Spielberg?

back in 2008 – leaning against Barney, scouring Entertainment Weekly magazines, with his 6′ Oscar behind him

big camera

2014 – using the grown up ‘stuff’

when Jordan was little, he would say ” I gotta make a movie” and then run away… to his toys and Legos…


when he goes away to school, he tells his crying mom

“I have to make a movie”

March 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm 6 comments

my film guy

Hello my bloggerbuddies!

I hope y’all are having a nice weekend.  I am home with my boys and Sydnee Pee.  It has been a long week of working, driving, cooking (that would be Peyton), working, driving…..and my son – the recent graduate and new member of the working force. This was also his first full week of employment – media technician (one of only two) for Six Flags Amusement Park.

Due to his work schedule and mine, I finally had the opportunity to sit down and watch his video assignments from school.  I must say – yes, I am biased – that he is very talented.  He has an eye and a way of seeing things, matching things – editing.  He had the opportunity this year to take a film editing class at school and was able to work with incredible equipment and editing programs.  It was a really awesome experience and one that I believe will serve him well when he goes away to school in the fall.  {A little background – double majoring in business and movie production – wants to make movies when he is ‘grown up’}.

A few months ago I posted his movie trailer assignment – to make an anti-genre movie trailer.  Take a movie and change the genre of the movie  – such as drama to comedy.


Today I am introducing my son’s music video.  A few items – he began this project back in January and finished it just as school was ending a few weeks ago.  (A little Terrence Malick going on, maybe….).  He has his own film production company intro (recognize the music and the name of his company?).  Also, he recommends watching this in wide-screen.

Without further adieu –


Curtains rise….

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June 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm 27 comments

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