This restrained 2020 holiday season, I have decided to speak of two traditions from my own family: Pasta with crab and Italian cookies. Although I am confident this pandemic will be over soon, with the passing of several loved ones this past year, I felt it important to memorialize this, in case things fall […]
This is the first blog describing the sculptures that are installed at LaSalle Reserve.
Two years ago I decided to re-design my garden on Maury Island, Washington where my wife, Barbara and I have converted what had previously been a family home into a “venue.” The project is complete now, and is suitable for corporate retreats, […]
The business of screenwriting is messy. What goes into the final script, who gets credit, and who gets paid almost always become contentious issues – the subject of lore and lawsuits.
When I was at CalArts, my mentor Alexander MacKendrick told me the story about how the famed writer, Ben Hecht was […]
Solipsis Publishing is pleased to announce that the Italian translations in PAPERBACK and Kindle for Widow Walk, Isthmus, and The Fairness of Beasts – titled:
La Clemenza delle Bestie
are now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.It.
Translated by the talented team of Francesca Cosi and Alessandra Repossi, these editions would be a great resource if you […]
Scroll down to see the first of eight “pre-pitch” teasers that we will use to bring Widow Walk to life in a different medium. the plight of one strong woman pioneer and her family and first nation peoples caught in a growing clash of cultures.
In this Artist’s Chat, I am excited to talk with Shannon Polson, someone who is not only a fantastic writer, but an inspiring individual who teaches us all what is possible when we commit ourselves to pushing our own limits and cultivating excellence. Shannon is both a best-selling author and one of the first […]
On a recent hunting journey, I had the good fortune of being able to take a rifle shot at a magnificent elk from 1,000 yards. It was a moment where everything came together like the gears of an invisible clock — all the planning, the thinking, the training, and the movements. It was indeed an epic hunt […]
As Christmas approached after my fourth birthday, my grandpa Alphonso told me with great pride that he and Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nicolas) were from the same town – Bari, Italy. Grandpa knew I adored Santa. I guess it was obvious to him and everyone else because, beginning the day after Halloween, my other favorite […]
I am very pleased to announce that E. Lily Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Gar LaSalle Artist Trust StoryTeller Award. Lily’s lyrical, poetic, delightful prose lilts with fresh metaphors, framed within an atypical context. Her primary submission sample, The View From the Top of the Stair, has been published in Hazlitt. More […]
As a small child growing up in Seattle’s Rainier Valley “Garlic Gulch” – so named then because that’s where the Italians lived – I had the great privilege to listen to my father who could keep an encircled crowd captivated with gentle, humorous, animated, sometimes extended tales that invariably entailed something that would resonate […]