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Closing ARguments: KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 9—SPACEY 6; RAPP 2

Closing arguments and jury deliberation. Closing arguments were heard today in the civil trial brought against Kevin Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp. Richard Steigman, attorney for Rapp, started his closing arguments by stating the defense’s sole position was that of accusing his client of “a 35-year crusade” against defendant Spacey.  During Mr. Steigman’s rambling closing … Continue reading Closing ARguments: KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 9—SPACEY 6; RAPP 2

Defense Rests: KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 8—SPACEY 5; RAPP 2

A short day for the final day of evidence in the Anthony Rapp Kevin Spacey civil trial  The morning began with a continued cross-examination of Dr. Bardey, a forensic psychiatrist and expert witness testifying on behalf of defendant Kevin Spacey.  The bulk of Dr. Bardey’s testimony centered around Dr. Rocchio’s PTSD diagnosis of Mr. Rapp. … Continue reading Defense Rests: KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 8—SPACEY 5; RAPP 2

KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 6—SPACEY 4; RAPP 2

Before I dig into the Kevin Spacey-Anthony Rapp trial update for day 6, I have to apologize. Life got in the way and I couldn’t get a blog up for the 5th day coverage. But—I didn’t leave you hanging. You can check out all the day 5 activities, here, in the Popping-Culture podcast. Shortly after … Continue reading KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 6—SPACEY 4; RAPP 2

KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 4—SPACEY 2; RAPP 2

Spacey attorney Jennifer Keller continued her cross-examination of Plaintiff Anthony Rapp on Wednesday in New York Federal Court, wrapping up after about an hour. In addition to showing Rapp’s tenuous career—Star Trek wasn’t yet a hit; renewal wasn’t guaranteed, which meant he was facing possible unemployment—Keller asked why Rapp didn’t go to a more prominent … Continue reading KEVIN SPACEY-ANTHONY RAPP TRIAL UPDATE: DAY 4—SPACEY 2; RAPP 2

Kevin Spacey-Anthony Rapp trial UPDATE: DAY 3—SPACEY 2; RAPP 1

On Day 3 of the Kevin Spacey-Anthony Rapp trial Anthony Rapp walked, shoulders slumped, face contorted, seemingly barely able to control his emotions as he trudged toward the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse in New York City yesterday morning. His husband’s attempts to offer comfort to the the Adventures in Babysitting star didn’t elicit … Continue reading Kevin Spacey-Anthony Rapp trial UPDATE: DAY 3—SPACEY 2; RAPP 1

Anthony Rapp-Kevin Spacey Trial Update: Day 2—Spacey 1; Rapp 1

Day 2 of the Kevin Spacey trial wrapped up yesterday afternoon, hot on the heels of a blistering takedown of Rapp’s team by defense lawyer Jennifer Keller during opening statements on Thursday.  As reported yesterday, Keller’s use of Rapp’s own recorded words during an earlier deposition seriously undermined the Star Trek actor’s credibility right from … Continue reading Anthony Rapp-Kevin Spacey Trial Update: Day 2—Spacey 1; Rapp 1

Kevin Spacey Trial: Who is Judge Lewis A. Kaplan? (and Podcast update)

Kevin Spacey Trial Podcast: Episode 1: Over this past weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with Adam H Douglas over at Popping Culture and discuss the upcoming Kevin Spacey trial. You can check that out below. what to expect from the trial Kevin Spacey could be on the stand early, with some dramatic … Continue reading Kevin Spacey Trial: Who is Judge Lewis A. Kaplan? (and Podcast update)

What If…

How much would your day change if you made one little adjustment? It’s easy to get busy with life, so easy in fact that we forget the people we’re meeting and interacting with are living separate lives. Lives with ups and downs, joys and sorrows.Lives like mine.Like yours. I’m doing the best I can, and … Continue reading What If…

It’s really gonna be okay— Everything’s gonna be just fine

I woke up this morning muttering something to myself. I could not ignore its demand for attention; its message was more important than I realized. You are enough. Just as you are. Right now. In this crazy moment that has you reeling. You are enough.

It’s really gonna be okay. Everything’s gonna be just fine

DreamBoat Charlie

I saw a familiar face on the screen—someone my brother, Lars, had introduced me to years before. I had no idea the far-reaching impact that would have on my life.

Violeta, Isabel Allende

Book Review: Violeta

Violeta is the latest work from Chilean writer Isabel Allende.  Violeta is a South American epic that buffets readers through a tumultuous lesson in South American history—economic collapse, dictatorship, hurricane, earthquake, and more. It’s historical fiction that doesn’t read like historical fiction. Instead, it reads like a memoir—profoundly personal and intimate at times. (Allende left Chile … Continue reading Book Review: Violeta

Have a Cup of Coffee on me!

It’s my birthday, Sunday, and I’m giving away copies of my new short fiction piece, “The Price of a Cup of Coffee.”

There’s no hidden grab; I don’t want your email address. You don’t need to sign up for anything.

It really is free and clear.

How To Enjoy Onsen Hot Spring

Nothing compares to slipping into the hot, bubbling waters of a Japanese onsen hot spring. The day’s worries and stresses dissolve as the hot waters churn and swirl around you. So if you want to visit an onsen but are worried about proper etiquette–that can often seem daunting, if not utterly perplexing, to most non-Japanese … Continue reading How To Enjoy Onsen Hot Spring

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