Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Heat of the Summer

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was written by John Dudley Ball in 1965, and he also wrote the screenplay. Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier are forever remembered for their stellar performances in this drama. Mr. Tibbs is a character to make most writers envious, all hoping to create someone just as unique.

Heat sizzles from this film and everywhere today. It's summer.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Thomas Jefferson

On July 2nd, I'd like to think that Thomas Jefferson spent some time pouring over his draft of the Declaration of Independence a few hundred plus years ago and kept tweaking to get it right before the 4th.

I value deadlines. Then I'm forced to stop revising—otherwise, I'm not sure I'd ever write anything new.