Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 22, 2007
Had a good talk with Trish Brink last night about the blog. She encouraged me to hang in and keep doing it. I have more comments from blog readers to run, but they're on the office computer and I'll post those on Monday.

First time to post at home in a long time. We finally bit the bullet and got a wireless connection ($60 a month) so I won't have to go to the office on the weekends to post this blog. See, that saved a couple hours right there.

Kathy and I caught the last twenty minutes of the Glenn Ford version of 3:10 To Yuma (1957) last night on the Westerns Channel. I have to agree it's much leaner and meaner than the new version with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The other cool thing about it is they filmed the train sequence at Elgin, which is right in Dave Daiss' front yard (Dave is one of the True West partners). Elgin, which is between Sonoita and Sierra Vista, Arizona became a popular movie location for a brief period in the 1950s (Red River and several other Westerns used the train depot and tracks) but the train and the tracks are long gone by now. However, those distinctive hills in the background are just to the east of Dave's. It was also interesting to see they cut between Old Tucson, Elgin and a movie town location in California (Burbank?) and it blended seamlessly.

Going over to Grandma Betty's at three for Thanksgiving turkey. Deena is coming along with Frank. James Radina is driving in from San Diego.

Spent this morning working on the 40-some-odd scenes for the Mickey Free story, tagging each scene for its conflict component. Not easy. Part giant jigsaw puzzle and part term paper (I became an artist to avoid term papers!). This is definitely the most dificult project I have ever taken on in my life. Gee, I wonder if James Allen has anything to say about this?

"Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. One who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal, will one day realize it."
James Allen

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