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Archive for April 2012


while trying to write this blog
i googled lindsay lohan
looking 4 some facts
and found me the top hit

“rosie trashed lindsay lohan on today show”
says the EW blog team
“rosie heatedly slammed lohans casting …”

i don’t get it
it seemed pretty clear to me
“what do i think about her playing liz taylor”
the same thing i think about her playing anyone

to meworking right now seems like a bad idea
it is not about her talent
it is about her health
lindsay lohan needs help

i met her when she was a young girl
smart adorable and full of light
we all watched her this last decade
a true hollywood story

long island memories
stuck in my hard drive
u can never go home again
and u can never really leave

billy joel – howard stern
judd apatow – alec baldwin
bill oreilly – eddie murphy
mariah carey – lindsay lohan

all of us children of the island
robert moses beach
northern state parkway
ej korvettes

long way from there to here
the exact feeling i had
watching whitney houstons funeral in newark
we all should have spoken up for her too

we believe in u
u r not alone
help is available
u r loved

lindsay lohan is worth saving
she is the only one who can do it
before it is 2 late
i hope she can finds her value – off camera

and then – when she returns – on camera
she will wow us all
once more

Today Show

9:30pm Wednesday


April 16th

saw mike tysons one man show last night
very compelling
he spoke for 2 hours
about who he was – who he now is

sat with george lopez
who i haven’t seen in years
he looked happy and healthy
both of us now 50

how quickly it all goes
from tiny comedy clubs
to vegas show rooms

on the flight from vegas 2 LA
a beautiful brown 6 year old boy
with almond eyes
asking where the tv screen was

this is not a private plane
said the older man sitting in front of me
he was next to a woman who was quite ill
hung over i expect or still high

like an episode of intervention – live on delta
the woman – an adrienne curry look alike – was slumped in her seat
her hair perfectly blown out
huge diamonds on each finger

is she ok – asked a flight attendant
as she has to be helped to her seat
she looked pretty bad –
too ill to fly

i am now in my friends guest house
the sky bright blue
green trees sway in the cool breeze
i cant stop thinking about that family

what was the story
and y do i feel the need to know more
curious – concerned – crazy
who decides

tomorrow i go to cbs studios
where it all began for me
out here in hollywood
almost 30 years ago

feel that
peace out
peace in

April 10th

back 2 the old blog
in a new way
of maybe an old way
4 the new blog

been gone a while
2 chicago and back
in less than a year
imagine that

a wild and informing few months
discovering me
how to move forward
while trying to create again

the show ended up being
something closer to the original idea
near the end
an hour of talk – no pretense

in the 90s
in my 30s
ambition guided me
i knew which way 2 move

a tv show was easy then
when i had just one child – still in diapers
when there were 4 channels
when the internet was only AOL

now a 1/2 century old
the world has changed
as have i



i have a new job
taking care of me
to live strong and long
to not ignore my body

own it
accept it
see it
love it

to focus inward
not outward
2 create new neural pathways
around the old grooves

move it or lose it
an 80 year old beauty told me
as her tender hands
held my cheeks

start where u r
stay present
live ur truth
be real

and read
i must read
it fills my soul
other peoples lives

guts by johnston
jobs by isaacson
drift by maddow
imagine by lehrer

ingest art
it is the life raft that shows up
bringing me 2 shore
over and over again

human connections
one on one
face to face
show me urs – i will show u mine

on we grow peeps