Readers and Writers

I’ve been thinking a lot about readers and writers because Stone Reader, a film I co-produced almost 20 years ago now, will be available soon on streaming platforms such as vimeo, amazon, and other platforms…

Documentary Privilege

On the occasion of CPH:DOX and a recent posting about Peter Watkins, I started thinking about documentary films. There are a lot of films made and a not so small selection of those films will…

Cartons Really?

Why is yogurt sold here in milk cartons? WTF? It’s not milk. Milk you can pour out and get all the milk out if you choose. Yogurt is thick or it should be – more…

Sunny Day

My wife’s face was barely visible across the table, so strongly backlit by the blazing sun that in essence she was a silhouette. The occasion that brought 14 of our friends together in a small…

bubbles

Bubbles rush my ears. I stroke, stroke, stroke. The world disappears into the rhythm of my hands cupping water. Focus. Maneuver. What is today? 5th Avenue in New York at lunch time? Breast strokers wide…

Sunny Start

The year began quietly, a welcome relief from the endless New Year’s fireworks. Brilliant sunshine streaming through our wide glass panels. We stayed inside – the wind was blowing steady and hard at speeds over…

Looking Back

On the train to Copenhagen returning home from a week with my wife’s parents in Jylland, we sat facing backwards. Sometimes, it helps to face in the wrong direction. It becomes easier to see where…

Paper in an Electronic World

After six months, it’s a requirement that you trade in your U.S. drivers license for a Danish drivers license. So I figured I’d get started sooner rather than later on that process because when you…

Recurring Images

I wander through my empty house in Philadelphia. I see a closet. No, perhaps it’s a chest of drawers. The image changes frequently. I open up a drawer and there are clothes. I panic. All…

You have to Wonder…

I learned early on that some words in Danish have double meanings. “Skat, the Danish word for darling, also means taxes, the kind you pay. The Danish Tax Authority is called Skat. Now, that’s a…