2010 – The Return of Bruce Wayne

  A couple weeks into 2010, the last film I wrote and directed was being introduced to a national audience by a movie star.  With a couple of weeks to go in 2010, I got to host a show where I gave an up and coming rapper/producer his first television experience.  I love the harmony […]

One More Honor

  Over the weekend, our friends at the Lawrence Arts Center gave Lady In My Life another honor to add to its resume; it was chosen ‘Best Romance’ at the LAC Short Film Festival.  It means alot to me, for several different reasons. I enjoy giving my KU guys a hard time, but I did […]

ART

  Alright gang, my special guest for this year’s Oscar predictions is Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.  For those of you who don’t know him or haven’t met him, here’s a quick bio: Born in Kansas City, Kansas, two years at Morehouse and then graduated from the University of Kansas, masters from the University of Southern California […]

Limitless XX – Closing the Book

I fixed my financial situation.  In spite of my own actions at times, I managed to avoid being permanently tied to the Midwest.  It was time to focus my attention back on the Dream. I may not have gotten married yet, but I wasn’t the only Musketeer who started thinking about the long term.  Our […]

Limitless XIX – The Joker

“This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object…You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness.  And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun.  I think you and I are destined to do this forever.” The Joker, ‘The Dark Knight’ Life, I feel, is similar to […]

Limitless XVIII – Alexis

It may have been a side effect of maturity as well as the cultural connection, but as I was going through my ups and downs with Maria, I found I was no longer leaning on my boys for love advice as much as I was leaning on the women I had become friends with.  Chief […]

Limitless XVI – Trojan

(Let me open this chapter by saying I almost certainly do more name dropping in the next few paragraphs than you will ever hear me do in a five minute conversation in real life.  Nature of the beast…) Like any film geek worth his salt, I knew the names of the filmmakers who either graduated […]

Limitless XV – Antonio

Everyone assumes that since we were born in the same city, five weeks apart, have well documented militant streaks and share a passion for the same artform, me and Antonio have been best friends since kindergarten.  In truth, we never even met each other until my senior year at KU.  But with the number of […]

Limitless XII – The Killing Joke

“That’s how far the world is from where I am.  Just one bad day…” – the Joker, the Killing Joke I had been biding my time for three years to get back to a point where I could follow my true ambition.  My grades were fine, I was in a grad school training program; as […]

Limitless XI – Alpha

There was no history of Greeks in my family (too country) so I was something of an open book.  The first day on campus I met a Greek…kind of.  I was just walking around and saw this cat with a cane.  He was one of the first black people I saw so I said, ‘What’s […]