A chance fax announcement that Bill Kelly noticed at his radio station job in Florida back in the early 2000's advertised that the Florida State University (FSU) Film School would be holding open auditions for student films has led to a career that spans almost 20 years and includes appearances in over 50 television and film projects. Mr. Kelly told me in a recent interview, "I made it a point to go audition and got booked pretty quickly. I ended up doing about 30 student films which gave me ... Read More about Actor’s Showcase – Bill Kelly of NBC’s Found
Actor’s Showcase – Bill Kelly of NBC’s Found
A Day In The Life Of A Widow - Day 16 (1/16/2024) Twelve years ago this month, our whole family visited Honolulu, Hawaii. My husband was a speaker for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting and our daughters, and I were able to join him in Hawaii! While we were there, Lauren turned 19 years old. It was a fabulous trip! Although Stewart had to attend meetings, report from the convention and do his daily and weekly duties, he was still able to spend some time with us every ... Read More about A Day In The Life Of A Widow – Day 16 (1/16/2024)
Due to both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the American actors' union SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) strikes, the slew of new television shows that usually appear in the fall did not happen this year. Although I am excited that the two unions were able to reach agreements by November 2023 with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that are very favorable for both writers and actors, I still missed watching new ... Read More about 2023 Television Show Reviews – Found and Frasier
My mother, Sonia Henninger Smith, was an early Entrepreneur. She was a housewife while my two siblings and I were growing up in the 1960's but she was so much more. As a stay at home mom, she was also our Girl Scout Leader, PTA member, church volunteer and Instructor for some of our 4H activities. As long as I can recall, my mother was an artist. She loved to paint, draw and make arts & crafts. One of her most profitable ventures was making handmade Christmas ornaments out of a special ... Read More about My mother was an early Entrepreneur
Looking forward to celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 31, 2020, I smiled as I picked out my outfit of black leggings and an orange pumpkin sweatshirt to wear to work the next day at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper as a Library Assistant. Only three days after my birthday, Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I've written several blog posts about all the autumn activities I love, such as this post from 2014, Happy October. Just a few hours later, around 2:30 ... Read More about I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!