You have already met Lauren. She more than held her own with George Clooney (in his film THE IDES OF MARCH) as a college student grilling him on public policy at a ‘Meet the Candidate’ forum. Since the film’s release, actress/musician/singer Lauren Wainwright has landed in New York City where I had the good fortune of shooting with her. We had a glorious day – light was perfect – the wind kicked up at just the right moment to create images such as the one above.
I read somewhere that to prolong the life of bananas in your fruit basket/bowl – separate them. They ripen more slowly when disconnected. Do you have a tip – on just about anything – that you would like to share with the readers of Profile/Ten?
Yes! I recently read that if you apply citrus to a burn, it will will reduce the scarring. Something involving the vitamin C. Luckily, I haven’t needed to try this yet.
Ever notice that blue, in a brochure from automobile manufacturers becomes ‘Indigo Morning’? Invent a name for a color (tell us in what color ‘family’ it belongs) and tell me what should come in that color.
“Hydra” is the term used to describe the shade of aquamarine sometimes found at the shorelines of large bodies of water, particularly in Greece.
I read recently that some school systems are removing the teaching of ‘cursive’ lettering from their curriculum. What do you think of that and why?
I think that’s very sad, because I believe there is great artistic value to cursive fonts. My roommate only writes in cursive and I think it’s so old-timey and cool.
I read on Facebook recently, that there is a monthly event in Austin, Texas called ‘Death Cafe’. Participants bring stories, poems, songs, reflections on the subject of ‘death’ and share them with one another. The evening consists of a combination of sharing and discussion. What do you think of this?
Would you contribute a story or poem or song for me here?
Sure, I’m not much of a writer, so this is from a beautiful book by John Green called “The Fault In Our Stars” which I’m rereading right now that deals with the subject of terminal cancer from the perspective of adolescents.
“In the last weeks, we’d been reduced to spending our time together in recollection, but that was not nothing: The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer losing the memory itself, as if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.”
What makes a society ‘civilized’?
I think being stable enough economically and politically to make and appreciate art.
Name two of your favorite people in the public eye. Name a topic that would interest you for them to discuss publicly.
I would love to know what Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton talk about. They could talk about going to the bank and it would interest me.
When I was a kid, there were some catch phrases introduced by television performers, ‘I’m just a wild and crazy guy!’, ‘Dynomite!’, ‘Land Shark’… Do you remember any from your youth that you enjoyed? Did you ‘adopt’ any into your communications with others?
There was this television show on Nickelodeon while I was growing up called ‘Rocket Power’ that I just loved. It was about this group of friends living in California that were into pseudo-extreme sports, such as skateboarding, roller-hockey, surfing, and snowboarding. Now, growing up in northern Ohio, there wasn’t much in terms of surfing, but it didn’t stop me from trying to not only get me and the neighborhood kids to start a street hockey team, but also trying to use the phrases “knarly”, “party wave” and “zine” (magazine) in every day life.
Is there a skill that you wish you could add to your repertoire without having to work at it? What is it?
I would love to be able to skateboard. See question above. Or play the mandolin really well.
If you see someone stealing, littering, being rude to another person – do you say something?
Stealing, yes, but littering or being rude, not as much as I would like to. I have a hard enough time sticking up for myself.