Guessing About John Wayne and The Bomb

Posted on January 8th, 2019
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

Two time Academy Award winning screenwriter, William Goldman, passed away in November of 2018. He left behind a notable body of work and an immortal quote about the biggest secret in Hollywood. “Nobody knows anything,” Goldman said. “Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what is going to work.  […]

Continue Reading

Glory Is Fleeting, Ask Howard Hughes

Posted on December 31st, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

The late General George Patton liked to tell a story about the ancient Roman conquerors victoriously returning home from battle.  Parades were held, the conquerors rode in triumphant chariots, the world at their feet.  At one such event, a slave, about to place a golden crown on the head of the hero, whispered in his […]

Continue Reading

Living to Be 100

Posted on December 14th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

    Esteemed film producer Sam Goldwyn called Dorothy Parker into his office one day to complain about her screenplays. The savagely witty Parker, whose erudite writings had not only been published to high praise, but had also earned two Academy Award nominations, was apparently not the least bit intimidated. Goldwyn groused about the way […]

Continue Reading

How the Love of a Dog Heals

Posted on December 6th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
1 Comment

Last week, Jim McGrath proved that a good photograph can provide the simplest explanation of life’s most profound truths. His shot of the service dog, Sully, lying by the flag draped casket of George Herbert Walker Bush, captured so much of what many instinctively already know — a wordy narration could never convey the depth of […]

Continue Reading

It’s A Wonderful Life In The Desert

Posted on November 30th, 2018
Posted by Pete Alexis under Community, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

Does this line sound familiar? “Strange isn’t it?  Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” You don’t have to be much of a movie aficionado to recognize this gem from Frank Capra’s bittersweet classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” As a film historian commented, […]

Continue Reading