Looks like we made it!
The world did not end.
What will we do within the dawn of this new age? Whether you believed the Mayan “prophecy” or not – I do believe the one truth the calendar conveys is that we have entered a new age/epoch/era…
or whatever….

Will anything change?
Will this change occur on its own? or via our own doing (or undoing)?

I may have stated before, this past year brought with it some tremendous opportunities, as well as some harsh life events:

*I shot and co-produced a SAG Short film in LA
(I must say, while I’m proud of the work, I’m also pleased of the make-up effects I pulled off. Thanks Scott Ramp!!)
*I shot a pilot with Michael McGlone
*I performed in an Off-B’way production of Tennessee Williams’ last full-length play with the incomparable Shirley Knight and the magical Alison Fraser
*I actually booked another play but couldn’t do it because it was in conflict with the above!
*I taught more courses this year than ever
*I was invited back to teach at Rutgers University (that’s now 3 schools where I currently teach)
*I will be teaching a new course for the winter session at Rider U., “Great Performances in Film.”
among other things…

But there were also some adversity that my family faced:
* My father struggled with his blood pressure that caused much instability; i.e. stroke-like events (one occurred right in front of me – literally caught him in my arms as he was collapsing)
* My father was in a terrible car crash that claimed my uncle (his brother). He is on the mend, I’m thankful to say, but it was rough going there for a while; what can I say? the guy’s a fighter!
* My brother is still in the midst of a nasty divorce. It is taking its toll on him, our family, as well as his kids…obviously. Sad.

Anyway – blah, blah, blah….this too shall pass.
While 2012 was not all bad, far from it in fact, I’m fine with its passing.

I’m hopeful for 2013.

Happy New Year everyone!