SORT BY Relevancy
TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE ABOUT A SPECIAL PEEVE OF MINE: THE PERILS OF DINING OUT. AND NO, IN THIS SHORT OPINION PIECE I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OR THE WAIT STAFF. LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE AMBIANCE OF THE LAYOUT AND ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE SUPERB. WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE BEHAVIOR, PRESENTATION AND ATTITUDE OF SOME OF THE DINERS WHO RUIN A NICE EVENING FOR EVERYONE. I KNOW THAT ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS.
SO JUST IMAGINE....A GREAT RESTAURANT FILLED WITH NICE, WELL MANNERED AND PRESENTABLE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE MY RIGHT AND YOURS NOT TO BE THROWN INTO "GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT RUSH HOUR". IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH THERE ARE PLENTY OF DECENT FAMILY ORIENTED FACILITIES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS AS WELL AS UNTOLD FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS. THERE ARE ALSO MANY PLACES THAT ESPECIALLY CATER TO KIDS, SO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.
AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD SAID: "I DON'T GET NO RESPECT". YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE A GOOD RESTAURANT FEELING THAT WAY.
THE SHOW WILL ACTUALLY START AT 9:02 EASTERN. I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME. DINING OUT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN LIFE AND LIVING IT.
As this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, we will share a few of our favorite segments from past shows. This show is pre-recorded, so we will not be available to take callers.
From Jeff and Howard at The Lone Writer, and everyone at Vigilante Publishing Group LLC,
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day
TONIGHT NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF SHORT DISCOURSES (NO MORE THAT 15 MINUTES) FOR USE ON DAYS WHEN A REGULAR SHOW IS NOT PROGRAMMED. SHORT AND SWEET: THE THEME WILL BE IMAGINE.......THE REMAINDER TO BE FILLED IN NIGHTLY
IMAGINE IF WE TOOK CHARGE OF OUR OWN LIVES AND TOOK OWNERSHIP OF OUR COUNTRY. IMAGINE THE POWER IT WOULD GIVE US AND HOW IT COULD MAKE THE POLITICIANS TAKE NOTICE. JUST IMAGINE, THEN APPLY THE WILLPOWER. AND IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, GOD WILL HELP. JUST IMAGINE. SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE (ET).
YOUR CLUE TO THE EXACT TOPIC IS IN THE PICTURE
TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE DEVOTED TO FATHERS AND SONS. IN TODAY'S CRAZY WORLD, IT'S EASY FOR DAD TO GET WRAPPED UP IN WORK AND THEIR OWN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH THE RESULT BEING A YOUNG BOY FEELING LEFT OUT. HAVING LOST MY DAD AT AN EARLY AGE, I KNOW VERY WELL WHAT NOT HAVING A FATHER CAN FEEL LIKE ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY BLESSED TO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER. SO LET'S IMAGINE FOR A FEW MOMENTS..........IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER LIFE CAN BE FOR BOTH FATHERS AND SONS WHEN THEY SHARE LIFE TOGETHER. AND IMAGINE WHAT THOSE WHO DON'T ARE FEELING.
AMERICA HAS FAR TOO MANY FAMILIES WITHOUT A FATHER, NOT THROUGH DEATH OR DISASTER, BUT THROUGH SELFISHNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY. IMAGINE IF WE CAN CHANGE THAT: IMAGINE WHAT A BETTER PLACE IT CAN BE.
SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE.
Kori and Jerry chat about his book, "My Floating Grandmother," his experiences as a filmmaker, overcoming his fear of becoming a writer, who inspired him to pursue his goals, and what he tells his writing students. You don't want to miss this interview!
From Write Life:
He owned and operated Gerald Schnitzer Productions for twenty years. He was awarded several Gran Prix for his commercials for Kodak, Chevrolet and Clairol. Feature film credits: Sail to Glory, The Naked, Doomtown, Kid Dynamite, Bowery Boys, Jinx Money, The Corpse Vanishes; TV segment of Lassie and National Velvet. He directed Buster Keaton, Emmet Kelly,Robert Stack, Linda Evans, Phil Silvers, Jan Clayton, Jean Lockhart, Pops Fiedler,Lorne Greene, Arnold Palmer, Imogene Coco, Bela Lugosi, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts and Albert Brooks. He gained notoriety in the world of TV advertising in the late 50s by "his humanizing the commercial." - creating the so-called, "Kodak Moment."
GUY WAS BORN IN THE WINDY CITY OF CHICAGO. BEFORE MOVING TO LA, HE PLAYED PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL IN EUROPE, WAS A RESTAURANT OWNER (BTW HE IS AN AWESOME COOK) AND WORKED AS A MODEL. AFTER CATCHING THE ACTING BUG, GUY RELOCATED TO LA AND MADE HIS WAY TO THE SMALL SCREEN IN DAYTIME DRAMA AND PRIMETIME DRAMAS SUCH AS REVENGE, VEGAS, CRIMINAL MINDS MONK AND THE LAST SHIP. HE BECAME A VIRAL SENSATION FEATURED AS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO CLEANS UP THE SUPER SIZED MESS LEFT BY SUPERMAN, IN THE “MAN OF STEEL” COMMERCIAL.
SPEAKING OF SUPER HEROS, ONE OF GUYS RECENT ROLES WAS PORTRAYING BATMAN/BRUCE WAYNE IN AN UPCOMING FILM “THE CITY WITH TWO FACES”. GUY IS WORKING ON SEVERAL PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE COLLABORATION WITH HIS FRIEND, DIRECTOR/WRITER, KEVIN MCMAHON IN A FILM BASED ON A VIRAL STORY, THE LAST GOODBYE. GUY NOT ONLY CO-WROTE AND CO-PRODUCED THIS AMAZING PROJECT, BUT WILL HAVE A PRINCIPAL ROLE IN THE FILM
SO PLEASE WELCOME BACK OUR FRIEND… WRITER/PRODUCER/ACTOR/ COOK, SPORTS FANATIC AND HONORARY THIRD CHICK, GUY NARDULLI
Jim was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2005, he took a class called Writing From Your Life, which focused on creative nonfiction. The class rekindled his love for writing. In 2009, he enrolled in AllWriters' Workplace and Workshop which provided a peer critique group that encouraged and stretched him as a writer.
Jim loves outdoor sports. It was his love of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota that led him to write a memoir about trips he took to the area in the late '80's. The book was published by eLectio Publishing in June of 2014.
Jim's poetry collection, Written Life, was recently accepted for publication by eLectio Publishing and will be released on 3/31/2015. More information about his upcoming book release events can be found on his Events page.
Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology. He has been employed in mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 25 years. He works as a GIS Analyst for Waukesha County in the Parks and Land Use Department.
Join us for a brief announcement of the Upcoming Show "Writer of A Trilogy"
Live Show airs on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon
Trilogy; The VIG, GRIT, Blind Trust