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2006 wrap-up

Yes, 2006 was a big year for big plans,
only some of which actually came to fruition...


Get back to a 35 waist.
Held the line at 36.
Wanted to attend the Newport Jazz Festival, Spooky World and the Black Nativity. Watched a bunch of movies, plays and t.v. shows, as summarized elsewhere in my BEST OF 2006.
Wanted to finish the first draft of my first novel. 
Finished my Master's Degree in Creative Writing at U-Mass Boston.
Also, as some of you may recall, I've been trying to stage this delightful original musical called The Meat City Beatniks for years now...and 2006 turned out to be yet another year when it remained unproduced.  But on the other hand, I did manage to write and direct Pinehills T.V. Is On The Air, the fourth annual production for the Pinehills Players of Plymouth, MA!
Inspired by the Boston Independent Film Festival and my seven minute entry in The 48-Hour Film Project, I decided to direct a new feature film, guerilla-style, using the latest in digital technology.
However, I wasn't able to cast a couple of key roles, so now I'm planning to shoot an entirely different guerilla feature in 2007 with the excellent actors I did find!  And, in the meantime, I directed a short original feature called Most People and a documentary for the talented young people of The Burt Wood School in Middleboro, MA.
And, of course, there's all the usual trying to become rich and famous, which again didn't seem to happen in 2006...
...but I'm currently developing a new screenplay with director Jed Weintrob, which he plans to make as his next feature film, so here's to a rich and famous 2007!