This project is a mystery in more ways than one. Not only is it a sci-fi mystery itself, but my voice is a mystery and I love it! You can’t tell it’s me, but that’s because my character requires that his voice be distorted due to the fact that he’s an “insider” and can’t risk being caught giving up any inside information. This is a series called “Wanderers” reminiscent of the classic radio dramas of the 30’s and 40’s in which your imagination plays a huge part in your experience. Enjoy!
“All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.”
-David Whyte, poet and philosopher from Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
C.S. Lewis said of friendship that it is “one of those things which gives value to survival.”
“FRIENDSHIP is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness. Friendship not only helps us see ourselves through another’s eyes, but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly forgiven us for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive them in turn. A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and remains in sight, a companion to our vulnerabilities more than our triumphs, when we are under the strange illusion we do not need them. An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is rediscovered again and again through understanding and mercy. All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.”
Like many folks shut in and isolated due to the pandemic, in need of connection and new, positive energy, we got a “COVID dog” last year. The decision was much deeper than that as we had missed our beloved Gracie terribly in the couple years she had been gone and we were ready. Besides, Jackie P, our little corgie mix firecracker was ready for a new trainee, having taken copious notes during her training from Gracie and prepared to bring a new dog up to speed on dos, don’ts, shouldn’ts and only-if-you-don’t-get-caughts. She didn’t actually know she was ready for the role of trainer and new head of household, but she ultimately proved that she was. So Frankie the Golden mix pup entered the fray. She was a combination rescue/litter pup. We looked all over for a Golden or Golden mix from non-breeder options (breeding just isn’t our scene) – SPCA, rescues we had adopted from in the past, even connecting with a Golden rescue organization in Pennsylvania that family members had adopted from, but it was COVID and everyone was adopting. Which is awesome. We finally found a litter in Rockingham County, Virginia. A young couple had a Golden momma who had had a litter with a Golden mix daddy, and they couldn’t keep the puppies. We contacted them immediately and went up there that weekend to meet the momma and her pups. We chose the smallest one which turned out to be Frankie. We went back after she had some time with her momma and brothers and sisters and brought her home. This was her first official test drive of her water instincts. Consider all boxes checked.
I worked with Turner Sports to bring this promo for Capital One‘s The Match on TNT to life. Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady played against 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, in Big Sky, Montana to raise money for charity. I love performing this gritty, gravelly, Western-type, “Sam Elliot”-ish delivery. It’s always a lot of fun.