Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Haunted Palace for Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the October Country Ray Bradbury wrote about. Spooky and mysterious, it’s a time of shadows, ghost and goblins. I’m one of those people who enjoys a good scary movie. Not necessarily slasher films, but things that have the intensity of the unknown and unpredictable to them. The Exorcist is still one of the best movies to scare me. A good H.P Lovecraft story will also keep me engaged.

But perhaps the first writer I came across when I was a boy who really spoke to me and exposed me to a sense of the macabre, was Edgar Allan Poe.

So this Halloween I offer up my reading of Poe’s the “Haunted Palace.”

I hope you enjoy.

Update – Keeping Up Two and a Half Years after Radiation Plaque Therapy

To all the readers of my blog, my apologies! I haven’t been ignoring you, but in the aftermath of my radiation and everything else that went on with the cancer, I found myself knee deep in getting back to work with my website business , acting, Voiceover and my music. These days, I think, time management is one of my biggest challenges.

So this is just a quick update to let you know I I am doing well. I have been returning to UVA every six months for follow-up visits and every six months getting excellent reports. There’s no sign of any return of cancer.

I have to keep returning every six months for five years. It’s hard to believe that this radiation therapy took place two years ago this past July and there’s approximately less than three years left on this journey.

So far I’m not necessarily experiencing the the blurring of the vision in my left eye that was predicted. I am trusting this is a good sign and that any ultimate damage from the radiation will hopefully be minimal – fingers crossed.

So many of you have been so helpful along the way and it’s been great to be back involved with the theater community, the music/songwriting community and all my business associates.

I look forward to adding more posts as things evolve