I've grown a vegetable garden every summer for most of my life but it is only recently that I have fully appreciated the true bounty it has provided me. And, the bounty I refer to is in addition to the food I grow. ...

Everyone tells me that I have a unique relationship with my younger brother, my only sibling. I do....

I was recently recounting the seminal experiences I've had that, literally, changed the course of my life. One took place in 1976 when I participated in the first fire-walking workshop ever given in the United States....

On rare occasions I am fortunate enough to read an article that stimulates my thinking to such an extent that it gives rise to a creative idea that, in turn, morphs into something quite wonderful....

Saturday night, I performed my one-man hypnosis show, "Journey into the Imagination" for the first time in many months at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Despite the long drive, a stressful buildup to the event and a rolling electricity blackout that did just...

Letting go is a very big deal for most people and it is also one of the major skills to living an exceptional life. Letting go may mean cleaning out your closet, changing careers or releasing unrealistic dreams. But,...

As I’ve been pondering my next monthly article, I’ve become transfixed thinking about both the power and whimsical nature of the imagination. The truth is - the imagination is often like a wild child. Left undisciplined and without...

Today I was wondering today if there is really such a thing as an unselfish act. While that may sound absurd, I want you to think about it. Less than two weeks ago, my wife...

Yesterday my fifteen year old grandson asked my wife and I for help on a school project. He is assigned to write stories as to his family history. I thought you might enjoy my response to him. Dear Scott, Here are two short...

It's far too long since I've blogged but the reason will soon become apparent. On August 24th I returned from Scotland after ten glorious days shooting a film. I played a character of my dreams for the sequel to Robin Hardy’s 1973 film,...

I just had one of the all time greatest experiences and adventures of my life – with the additional gift of re-learning some valuable life lessons in the process. The experience was acting in a movie. For me, it was the role of a life...

What is the purpose of having a friend? The truth is that maintaining a real friendship takes both time and commitment - both precious commodities. This is a question I’ve been pondering lately, this process triggered by having...

An acquaintance of mine is fond of saying, “Drink while the tavern’s open” - and he doesn't even drink. But, I'm sure you get the picture. What he's really saying is live life while it’s there to be...

Yesterday I was taking my usual hour walk near the beach before going to the gym. In between dodging young mothers who were pushing gigantic baby strollers I became acutely aware of dozens of people walking their dogs, many of them carrying on a...

I just returned from seeing the new Cirque du Soleil production under a giant tent which was erected at Randall’s Island Park in New York. What an exciting and exhilarating experience! The clowns were superb and acts jaw-dropping. The performers, sets, costumes,...

I think that far too many people believe that when times our tough, as they are now, they must work harder, work longer and resist taking a ‘time out’ to kick back, play, relax and renew. This way of thinking is a huge error in judgment....

I recently had a personal experience that did not go as planned. In fact, it was extremely unpleasant and quite honestly, a bit of a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus of my ego. My first response was shock but within a few...

I took my 1947 Chevy out of storage today. It always brings me such joy. I’ve had this car since the mid-seventies when I was a struggling young actor and have done my best to keep it in good running shape. I...

As some of your may know, my second home, my creative space, my healing place is in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thirty years ago, through passion and single minded focus, I bought a one-bedroom condo. It was the most frightening...

Susan and I recently returned from taking our annual one-week-a-year getaway to my brother’s and my fishing camp in Wisconsin. It isn’t really a camp but it is a place where family members often gather. This year it was quite wonderful being...

As I was recently reminded, we really do have control as to how we see things – our perspective. In celebration of a very special event we invited two dear friends of ours stay at our home in Connecticut. Before he retired, Douglas...

I’m at my brother’s and my fishing camp in Mercer, Wisconsin. This is a familiar area to me as my parent’s brought us up here for all our childhood vacations. You don’t come to Mercer for wild partying. It is a place of peace. My...