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My Favorite Day of the Year

I love Martin Luther King Jr. When asked the infamous dinner party question (what three people, living or dead, would you invite?), he always makes the list. His courage and vision are a constant inspiration. Every year on Martin Luther King Day, I watch his incredible “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s wonderful that in […]

Favorite Reads of 2011

I’m an avid reader. I go through a book a week. It’s exercise for the mind, people. While I do read plays and the occasional piece of fiction, the majority of my library is non-fiction. Behavior, psychology anything relating to the human condition is what I enjoy. My friend, Danielle Pfister recently commented: “You must […]

The Life of Charles: I Do My Best – 12/10/11

I do my best, but I have to admit I haven’t been as on top of updating my blog lately. I suppose I’m too busy living and loving life. Since I know there are folks who are curious, I thought I’d take a minute to share a taste of what’s been going on in my […]

Matt and Ben Make Me Dusty

It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog. I’ve got some good stuff coming for sure. Stay tuned. For now, I wanted to share perhaps my favorite scene from any movie. While I admire him as a Director, I think it’s Ben Affleck’s best moment on screen. Without fail, the room gets […]

The Music Box is a Must See

As I was drafting an update on some happenings in “The Life of Charles,” I was reminded of the LA Shorts Fest and one of the great films I saw when I was in attendance – The Music Box. Much to my surprise it can now been seen in its entirety on You Tube. So, […]

The Top All Time Songs About LA (or California)

As I was getting prepared to pack for my trip to Los Angeles, I decided to make a music mix of all the songs about LA and (slash) or California. While jamming out and eating some blueberries (something I’m know to do quite often), I thought to myself, “What’s the best song about LA and […]

The Power of Vulnerability

If you’re not familiar with TED Talks, go spend some time on www.Ted.com. It’s a wonderful site and an amazing resource to learn to be inspired.  In this 20 minute video, Brene Brown, a research profession at the University of Houston, shares what she learned about the power of vulnerability by studying the human condition. […]

Life Lessons From The Former Fresh Prince

My good friend Sean Burns (or Seanski for those in the know) shared this video with me a few years ago. I’m grateful that he did. Since I mentioned it in my first post, I figured I’d put it up so others could see it. I’ve always admired Will Smith and been a huge fan […]

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