Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!

the Jim Henson office

"Dear Jim, this is awkward — I doubt that you can hear me. But I'm willing to risk embarrassment, and that's partly your fault." … [Read more...]

In Memory of Jim Henson.

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How The Muppet Movie Inspired My Childhood, and How It’s Saving My Endangered Imagination Today

Today is Kermit the Frog's 56th birthday!I just found out, and I'm surprised. Because I just finished a series of blog posts about Kermit and his extraordinary big-screen debut, The Muppet Movie.The more I replay The Muppet Movie in my mind (I memorized the movie word for word when I was a kid), the more I realize how much it has influenced my life. It's kind of a miraculous little movie. … [Read more...]

Staredown

You think that historic Wimbledon showdown was intense? Wait'll you see this... … [Read more...]

The Interview Party, Round One

So, I've been answering a lot of interview questions lately, as bloggers read and review my new novel Raven's Ladder.I'm honored to have my work be the focus of so much scrutiny. And, as you might expect, a lot of the same questions keep coming up.So, for the sake of variety, I went to my Facebook page and asked folks to come up with some questions I hadn't heard before. In return, I would ask *them* a question.Here is Part One of the conversations that ensued:Adrienne … [Read more...]

Didn’t Think I Could Stand Another Version of “Stand By Me.” I Was Wrong.

The Muppets were made for the viral video age. Here's more proof... … [Read more...]

November 24th Will Forever Be Known as The Day The Muppets Sang “Bohemian Rhapsody”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY … [Read more...]

In Memory of Dom Deluise…

I have fond memories of Dom Deluise for his enthusiastic opening scene in one of the most influential films of my childhood. … [Read more...]

Have You Done Your Critic Exercises Today?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMlioyKsaQg … [Read more...]

Statler and Waldorf – Heroes for Critics Everywhere

Were these the most influential role models of my childhood? … [Read more...]


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