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this cracks me up

February 25, 2014




*For all my students who come out of :::classes:::
looking at old scripts with new eyes.



That is the cover for The Crown.

One of my students [Nancy Bilyeau] wrote The Crown and is steadily taking over the world, even Oprah is suggesting you grab and read that book. Whoa. Pretty soon my students will be bossing me around.

[Not really.]

I am supposed to have a copy of that book. It is signed just for me and Nancy packaged it up and mailed it back in late December/early January. The book did not show and did not show and I thought, Oh well lots of late Christmas gifts in the mail are slowing things down still. And I waited. But it still did not show.

Then Nancy got the book back in the mail. The address label where my name and address were supposed to be had been ripped off the package so it was sent back to her.

She repackaged it up and put it in the mail to me —

And it hasn’t shown and hasn’t shown and hasn’t shown.

I am beginning to wonder if maybe an ex pissed off boyfriend is working at the Post Office in Queens ripping my name off packages.



*Postscript: FB Mail From Nancy Today: “You know what? I mailed it again today — a third time. PRIORITY MAIL. Supposed to be there by Friday at the latest. You WILL get this fucker!”


*There is a spiff trailer for Nancy’s book The Crown :::here:::
*You can order the book The Crown :::here:::
*Also I have been sprucing the AFW site and it has a new nifty gallery page :::go see:::


congratulations to julie

October 23, 2010


Big congrat’s —

To my student Julie Howe who just won best comedy screenplay at Austin Film Festival. Yay yay yay!


*pictured above, 5150 members Lauren Sheppard & Julie Howe at Austin Film Festival


land of the free

September 25, 2009









*that is not iran that is pittsburgh

:::police pose with beaten student:::
:::police assemble in plaza:::
:::military abducts protester:::
:::gas those students:::
:::police seize university:::
:::more clips:::



cloister_iiiI have this student —

Who has this protagonist who is a teacher at a Catholic school and also tends bar on the side.

In my notes I say, I am not sure a religious school will be okay with an instructor tending bar.

My student emails me: Well now I know you are not Catholic.


[clearly i spent way too much time in the bible belt]


where the art work comes from :
that is nun in cloister by doris ulmann

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