Saturday, March 12, 2011


GOOD BREAKING NEWS: Containment has been preserved; the most dangerous part, containing the radioactive material, is intact.

ROBERT APTHORPE: CNN Japan's Nuclear Emergency says: We have 24 hours to determine success of containment of nuclear radiation.

OMG My son will be devastated! PRAY this is just a rumor: The creator of Pokemon died today in #tsunami RIP: Satoshi Tajiri. #prayforjapan.

God Bless those suffering loss and devastation due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Pray for those near the nuclear reactors. To pray means to "see" the very best outcome; it is the evidence of things hoped for,

Grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; th ecourage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Most of us have no control over the situation in Japan or surrounding islands right now. We have no control over the nuclear reactor and warnings of a meltdown. Therefore, we cannot and SHOULD NOT worry about it. Worry never saved a single life. If anything, worry and doubt arrest all the good that is coming. Just relax and let all your worries go.

There is nothing you have to do or be or achieve to have a happy, joyous life. Don't believe that the world is ending or crashing down. If anything, we are entering a new enlightenment.

What you think about expands and grows.

We are all sculptors, working at various forms, moulding and chiseling thought.]]] What is the model before mortal mind? Is it imperfection, joy, sorrow, sin, suffering?

Have you accepted the mortal model? Are you reproducing it?
Then you are haunted in your work by vicious sculptors and hideous forms.
Do you not hear from all mankind of the imperfect model? The world is holding
it before your gaze continually.
The result is that you are liable to follow those lower patterns, limit your life-work, and adopt into your experience the angular outline and deformity of matter models.

To remedy this, we must first turn our gaze in the right direction, and then walk that way. We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually,
Perfect models or we shall never carve them out in grand and
noble lives. Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice,
health, holiness, love--the kingdom of heaven--reign
within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until
they finally disappear.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Last night we all went to see Jim J. Bullock perform in his one-man cabaret Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City. Directed by Michael Lorre; Musical Direction and pianist Gary Mattison; Presented by Michael Sterling, this is a supper club with a stage. Vitello's is the scene of the crime in Robert Blake's murder mystery. Blake's wife Bonnie Lee was shot outside the restaurant.

Jim J. Bullock was amazing, funny and wonderful. He has a great singing voice and really knows how to belt out a song.

Here is a photo of us last night, March 5. Notice the "ghost" hanging onto Bullock's shirt. Maybe it was Bonnie Lee...

Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Lydia Cornell, Jim J. Bullock and Nancy Dussault

Lydia Cornell, Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis was there last night too. He is the Olympic Diver, author, actor and Aids activist. A wonderful man. I sat with Bruce Dent and Earlene Davis.

A GREAT EVENING. It was so good to be back with the cast of our wonderul show. If only Dad Ted Knight had been there!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Charlie Sheen is a dangerous role model for fledgling and active alcoholics and impressionable young people everywhere. We already have an epidemic of celebrities drinking and doing drugs in public, and getting attention for behaving badly.

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most amazing fellowship of the spirit, and it is the furthest thing away from being a "cult" or a place for weaklings.

Charlie Sheen, when he puts down AA, has no idea what he's talking about. The most telling thing I heard a reporter say was: "If he is actually clean and sober according to the drug test, isn't this even MORE reason to worry?" meaning: isn't it scary that a person can be sober and still be such an asshole? The fact that he brags he is sober yet still says such astoundingly arrogant things, is cause to worry that he may be an actual sociopath.

He seems to care nothing for his fellow human being who may not have tiger's blood or Adonis DNA.

AA is the easier, softer way. I am 16 years sober by the Grace of the fellowship -- which is actually "god in the flesh." The best thing I ever did was let go of my intellectual arrogance and old ways of thinking - and surrender to a power greater than myself.

When I finally stopped thinking I was in control, a power much greater came in and lifted me out of a suicidal depression.